Wrappers Delight: 5 Mind-Blowing Wrapping Hacks

Gift wrapping hacks to ease your holiday woes

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If you're feeling smug because you've already bought all your Christmas presenrs, it might be time to move on to the wrapping. But instead of the same old wonky corners and messy tape, we've got some wrapping hacks to ensure your presents take pride of place under the tree this year...

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Japanese gift wrapping has received a lot of attention after a video of a super quick store worker did the rounds. If that's a little too quick for you to follow, check out BeatTheBush's breakdown tutorial for a neat and quick wrap. This one works well if you're low on sellotape.

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That's all very well for gifts in a nice neat box, but what about awkward shaped pressies? This approach is ideal for when you're giving a last minute bottle of something, but don't have any gift bags in the cupboard.

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Double up on the giving with wrapping that is also a gift! Lush has a whole selection of wrapping videos which are inspired by ancient Japanese techniques, and use scarves instead of paper. You'll also get extra bonus points with Santa, as it's good for the environment to skip on extraneous shiny paper.

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We've all had those last minute wrapping emergencies where you realise you don't have a roll or bag to hand. Luckily, wrapping gifts in newspapers, magazines or even old maps looks chic and recycles unwanted paper. Result!

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Really scraping the barrel? If you don't even have newspaper, it's time for the pièce de résistance in slacker creativity – crisp packet wrapping.  Watch the video if you don;t believe us, it ends up looking surprisingly chic!

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