5 Ways to Wrap a Present: The Ultimate Guide

Elliot, Marketing Team

Wrapping a present can be a lot of fun, but it can also be really frustrating. There are so many different ways to wrap a present and each method looks different.

It’s hard to know which one is best for what you’re wrapping because gifts can come in all shapes and sizes. In order to help you choose the perfect way to wrap your present, this guide has you covered with five great methods. No matter what type of present you’re giving, there’s a perfect way to wrap it in this article.


The Basic Way to Wrap a Present

Wrapping a present is a fun activity, but it can also be a frustrating! The basic way to wrap a present is by using paper or wrapping paper. This is an easy way to get creative with your wrapping, since there are tons of different papers in all sorts of colours and patterns available in stores like Clinton’s.

You can print out pictures online, cut them up into shapes, use stickers, and more to create beautiful gifts that anyone would be happy to unwrap. Moonpig is always a popular choice for personalised card gifts and wrapping paper.

If you want something that’s not too time-consuming, this method is for you! All you have to do is tear pieces of paper off the roll and fold them into sheets before tying them around your gift with ribbon or string. This will give your gift some extra flare and is less time consuming than other methods!


The Ribbon Method

Another common way for wrapping presents is to use a beautiful ribbon. The ribbon method is one of the easiest ways to wrap a present, but it does come with a few complications.

The first downside of using ribbons is that it can be difficult to tie them in a way that looks good and doesn’t come undone. If you don’t want your present to look messy, you’ll need to spend time untangling and re-tugging the ribbon, which can take quite a bit of time. You’ll also have trouble finding different lengths or colors of ribbons, so you’ll need to plan ahead and buy multiple rolls before getting started.

Another downside is that there isn’t always enough room on the present itself for a ribbon. If you’re giving someone a large gift and the gift’s packaging won’t accommodate the amount of ribbons needed, they might not be able to wrap it properly because there isn’t enough space left on their wrapping paper. Obviously this will lead them to end up with an unfinished gift at the end of their wrapping efforts.

Despite these few downsides, many people choose this method as their go-to option because it’s easy and looks pretty.


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The Butterfly Method

For a present you’re giving to someone special, this is the best type of wrapping. The Butterfly Method is a way for you to wrap your present in many layers of beautiful paper.

Start by folding the paper in half over your present, making sure that the folded side is facing up. Take one piece of wrapping paper and tear it into long strips. Fold each strip into three equal pieces and then unfold them so they are flat again. Once all your strips are unfolded, place them on top of one another so they are touching the center of the present.

Next, take two pieces of wrapping paper and fold them together to form a small square or rectangle shape. Take another piece of wrapping paper and tear it into three pieces so they are about 6 inches by 6 inches in size. Place this third piece on top of the first two pieces with its shorter length on top. Wrap these four pieces tightly around both ends of the form you created at the beginning. Now, take another piece of wrapping paper and tear it into five pieces that are about 4 3/4 inches by 4 1/4 inches in size. Place this fifth piece over the first four pieces with its shorter length on top. Wrap these six pieces tightly around both ends.

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The Tissue Paper Method

Using tissue paper is another great way to wrap presents. You can add a touch of fun to your present by wrapping it in tissue paper that matches the colours on its packaging. In addition to using the colours from your present’s packaging, tissue paper also comes in a variety of different colors.

You can use this method by following these steps:

1) Open up a piece of tissue paper and place it over the present.

2) Fold one side of the tissue paper up and hold it with both hands.

3) Wrap the remaining portion around the present and fold down the other side.

4) Tie off any ends by either cutting or folding them into a knot.

The Box Method

Wrapping a present in a box can make it look really professional, especially for jewellry. You can do this by folding your present inside the box and taping the edges shut before wrapping it with ribbon, string, or some other type of tape. This will also make sure that your present is protected from getting damaged while traveling to its destination.

It’s important to note that this method is not ideal for smaller presents like jewelry or small gifts. It’s not recommended for use with anything less than 2 pounds. Otherwise, you risk tearing the paper when trying to fold it into the box.

If you have a gift that needs lots of protection, the best option is to wrap it in bubble wrap and then put it inside a box decorated with wrapping paper.


Wrapping a present is an art, not a science. The best way to wrap a present is one that you will be proud of and the recipient will love. But no matter what style you choose, don’t forget to use lots of ribbon!

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