Gift Wrapping: A Step-by-Step Guide!

How to Wrap A Gift!

Isn't it just magical to find that perfect, personalized Christmas gift for our loved ones? Especially when the Christmas season comes around, each chosen gift feels like a little piece of our heart wrapped in festive cheer. But sometimes, the wrapping part can feel a bit daunting.

We totally get it - you want your beautiful gifts to look as good on the outside as they are on the inside. And let's face it, a well-wrapped present adds that extra sprinkle of love and care. So, we've put together this simple, step-by-step guide to help make your gift-wrapping process as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Let's make those personalized gifts shine from the outside too!

Ready? Here what you’ll need: 

  • Your lovingly chosen gift
  • Wrapping paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Ribbon, Gift tag (optional)

Wrapping Materials

A little tip from our wrapping station: if your gift is a unique shape, consider placing it in a box. Wrapping a box adds an element of anticipation and offers a neat, clean presentation. You’ll often find simple white gift boxes near the wrapping paper in most stores, a small detail that can make a big difference. It’s these thoughtful touches that turn your gift into something truly special. 

Step 1: Measure Your Wrapping Paper

The first step in wrapping a gift is to measure the wrapping paper. It's essential to have enough wrapping paper to cover the entire gift, and it's also important not to have too much. Cut the wrapping paper according to the size of the gift, with an additional three inches on each side. This extra paper will help ensure you fully cover the gift.  

Pro Tip: If you're wrapping a fragile item, use tissue paper or bubble wrap to cushion it before wrapping it with the wrapping paper.

Step 1

Step 2: Secure the Paper to the Box with Tape

Next, secure the paper to the box with tape. Place the gift in the center of the wrapping paper, bringing the paper up and over the gift. Use tape to hold the paper in place. 

Step 1 Gift Wrapping

Step 3: Fold Other Side and Bring it to the Edge.

Take the other side of the wrapping paper, and pull it towards the center of the gift. Use tape to secure it to the gift.

Step 3


Step 4: Fold the Paper on Each Side of the Present

Now, fold the paper on each side of the present, making sure to keep the edges neat. Use your fingers to create a crisp fold, and then use tape to secure it.

Protip: If you have extra paper on the ends of the gift, fold it down and tuck it into the sides of the present. This will give it a more polished look.

Step 5: Repeat Folding to the Other Side

Repeat the folding process on the other side. Make sure the folds are neat and creased. Tape the paper to the box to keep it in place.

Step 6: Add a Ribbon and Personalized Tags

We're almost there! You've wrapped your gift beautifully, and now it's time to add those extra special touches that make it uniquely yours - a ribbon and a personalized tag.

Let's start with the ribbon. Choose any color or style that catches your eye. Tie a bow for gift wrapping to make it even more festive and fun.

Next, let's talk about gift tags. If you're feeling creative, why not make your own? Grab some paper, a pen, and let your imagination run wild. It's a fun and personal way to add your own touch to the gift.

But if you'd rather leave the crafting to the pros, we've got you covered. At Dear Heart Signs, we offer beautiful, personalized tags made from wood or acrylic. (Check out our Personalized Name Tags)

Step 6

And there we have it – a gift wrapped not just in paper, but in warmth and affection, ready to light up someone's holiday season. We understand that the true essence of a gift lies in its personal touch, in the way it whispers a message of love and care to its recipient. 


Behind every gift is a story, a heartfelt message waiting to be shared. Our Christmas Shop is a treasure trove of such stories. From our handcrafted stocking tags to the bespoke ornaments, and from our family name signs to the custom name signs, each piece is created with the hope of bringing more joy to your holiday season.

As you prepare to gather around the tree and exchange gifts with your loved ones, remember that these moments are precious. We're here not just to provide decorations or gifts, but to help you make these moments even more special. We care about the joy and warmth you bring into each other's lives, and it’s an honor for us to be a part of your holiday celebrations.

And now, we would love to hear from you! How do you add a personal touch to your presents during the holiday season? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Stay tuned - more tips and insights are on the way.

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