How to Wrap a Gift

Gift-wrapping is an art, but you don’t have to be the craftiest person to wrap a present properly. A few simple tips with have you wrapping gifts like a pro!


  1. Find a space. It is much easier to wrap gifts if you have room to roll out your paper and have your other supplies at hand. A table, workbench, or clear floor space is perfect!
  2. Measure Twice, Cut Once. Starting with the correct size of paper is paramount to wrapping a gift. The paper should be just a little longer than gift, and the ends should cover just over half of the height of the ends of the box.
  3. Tape Strategically. Try to line the paper up so that seams are near the edge! This hides the seam and gives a cleaner look to the gift wrap.
  4. Fold the Edges. When you start the ends, fold the last edge to finish off the wrap with a nice straight edge.


These are just a few tips for wrapping a gift, and there are many more complicated techniques you can use! Here’s a 60 second how-to video covering these gift-wrapping basics: