The apprehension of opening a gift is indescribable. The care and effort put into the selection of the wrapping makes the receiver not want to spoil the beautiful work by tearing it. Some receivers take immaculate care not to tear any piece of the wrapping and, then will fold it so neatly to preserve as a memoir. Others tear the wrapping carelessly never thinking of the care given by the gifter to choose a wrapping suitable for the receiver.
Choosing the right gift bag has become increasingly popular. Bags have become the quick and easy selection for those not having the patience to cut, fold and tape. Designing gift bags has become almost as popular as designing for the personalized card industry.
Gift wrapping is thousands of years old and will always be a part of society. Many cultures still use fabric wrapping. Videos can be found on www.youtube.com to learn how to tie different bows or tassels for a variety of fabric wrapping.
Fabric wrapping is becoming a trend here in the United States and not just among the Asian communities. One lady shops the thrift stores for silk skirts to take home and re-cut into beautiful fabric wrapping pieces. It is a project to reduce paper usage, thus reducing her environmental footprint and at the same time give a soft look to a gift and the fabric can be reused by the receiver.
Another form of paperless gift wrapping is macramé, netting or weaving. Bottles of wine are a popular item given to a host/hostess upon accepting dinner party invitations. Rope woven with a macramé’ design gives a rustic look around the wine bottle. Colorful netting with a bow or special knot also gives a great look.
Dish towels and cloths have been folded to cover a jar or bottle as another form of fabric wrapping. Bath towels and cloths are now seen to wrap bath salts or bubbles, making an attractive bath gift set. The creative methods used by the inventors to find paperless wrapping methods are there for everyone’s use. The less paper we use the less trees are cut.
Totes, handbags, and make-up pouches have been used for years by creative marketers of the skin care product industry. The only thing they lack is better designs, but the fact remains it is paperless wrapping. This is a great opportunity to add your own paperless design to gifts such as these.
A tool case is a great way to give tools as gifts. The casing is already manufactured and can be found in different designs by visiting local hardware and do-it-yourself stores. Another lady visits thrift stores to scout for wooden or ceramic gift boxes. This type of wrapping is great for ornaments or other fragile gifts.
Instead of plastic wrap around a fruit basket try stopping by the fabric store and find a beautiful piece of sheer or netting to hold together the contents. It’s beautiful and can be reused. The ideas for paperless gift wrapping are limitless.
Many individuals are finding ideas at www.pinterest.com or other web sites. The best ideas are those you chose to personalize the gift.