How to Wrap a Present: A Brief Guide

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  2. Things You’ll Need for Wrapping a Present
  3. A Step By Step Guide for Wrapping a Present
  4. Wrap Up

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{"blocks":[{"key":"6nfss","text":"When you’re gifting someone a present, whether it’s for their birthday or during the holiday season, it’s always a nice gesture to also wrap the present yourself.","type":"unstyled","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":162,"style":"color-rgb(0,0,0)"},{"offset":0,"length":162,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":162,"style":"fontsize-11pt"},{"offset":0,"length":162,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{}},{"key":"ejhbq","text":"However, for many people, wrapping the present is even more challenging than finding the gift itself, and that’s where this guide comes in handy!","type":"unstyled","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":145,"style":"color-rgb(0,0,0)"},{"offset":0,"length":145,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":145,"style":"fontsize-11pt"},{"offset":0,"length":145,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{}},{"key":"99l43","text":"In today’s article, we’ll provide you with a complete guide that shows you how to wrap a present in simple and easy steps that you can do yourself. So without further ado, let’s jump right in!","type":"unstyled","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":192,"style":"color-rgb(0,0,0)"},{"offset":0,"length":192,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":192,"style":"fontsize-11pt"},{"offset":0,"length":192,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{}}],"entityMap":{}}

Things You’ll Need for Wrapping a Present

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Wrapping your gift directly can sometimes be a dead giveaway of what’s inside, especially if it has a recognizable shape, which takes away from the excitement of receiving a present.","type":"unstyled","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":218,"style":"color-rgb(0,0,0)"},{"offset":0,"length":218,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":218,"style":"fontsize-11pt"},{"offset":0,"length":218,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{}},{"key":"1of5s","text":"For that reason, it’s recommended that you always keep your present inside a suitable gift box. Lucky for you, most giftable items come in suitable-sized plain boxes for easy wrapping. However, if you don’t have one, standard boxes are available in all shapes and sizes! 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A Step By Step Guide for Wrapping a Present

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Wrap Up

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