Lisa Dawson’s Christmas Wrapping Tips
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Lisa Dawson’s Christmas Wrapping Tips

How to make your presents look extra special this year

Picking the perfect present is just the beginning. If you want to really make an impact this Christmas, it’s all in the presentation. Whether you’ve found the perfect luxe fabric to wrap in, you’re recycling last year’s paper, or it’s glitter paper all the way for you, the devil is in the detail when it comes to making your gift stand out from the crowd. We got some wrapping tips from award-winning interiors blogger Lisa Dawson to help you get creative.

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Christmas Wrapping Tips From Lisa Dawson

Below, Lisa has shared her some of her top tips for making your present stand out from the others under the tree:


‘It doesn’t take much to create an impact with your gift wrapping,’ says Lisa. A little goes a long way, especially if it’s something on-theme. ‘Take inspiration from the gift itself from a colour or theme perspective.’


‘Look around for good value wrapping if you have plenty of gifts to wrap,’ she advises. ‘You can pick up long lengths of craft paper which works really well and is a budget option too.’


No one likes a sad, limp-looking ribbon, says Lisa: ‘Be creative with your ribbon. Try wrapping it around the present multiple times for effect or use two contrasting colours to add interest.’


Want some added ‘wow factor’? Raid the box of old Christmas decorations you don’t use anymore. ‘If you’re wrapping Christmas gifts, then add a small decoration or bauble to the ribbon for the luxe factor,’ suggests Lisa.

Upgraded Tags

And finally: ‘Be creative with your gift tags,’ emphasises Lisa. ‘Print Polaroids of each recipient and attach to your gift, or cut out your own tags from bright card, using metallic pens for a personal message.’

Festive Wrapping Inspiration

Want some visual inspiration? Here’s a step-by-step guide to wrapping a Friends box set, by Lisa.

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Friends boxset wrapping

What you need:

1x Friends box set

1x lilac wrapping paper

1x velvet ribbon

1x mini gold picture frame

1x candy cane

1x green card tag

1x clapperboard keyring

1x hole punch, super glue, scissors & tape

Friends boxset wrapping

Wrap box with purple wrapping paper.

Friends boxset wrapping

Wrap velvet ribbon vertically all the way round the box, then twist the ribbon and wrap it around the box horizontally. Do this slightly to the left hand side.

Friends boxset wrapping

Super glue one side of the mini gold frame and stick to box (slightly at an angle).

Friends boxset wrapping

Now for the fun bit! Fit candy cane under velvet ribbon. Attach clapperboard keyring to the velvet ribbon. Hole punch green card tag, thread string through and tie to ribbon.

Friends boxset wrapping

The One with the fabulous Christmas present!

Thanks Lisa.

Images courtesy of Lisa Dawson