Wrapping a gift is about so much more than ensuring the element of surprise for the recipient. Gift wrap adds a beautiful personal touch to the art of gift-giving—one that tells a dear friend or loved one that you put your heart into every step of the process. Whether it be a gift bag, crafty calligraphy on butcher’s paper or an all-out show-stopper of ribbon, sequins and silk, gift wrapping is an art that is accessible to everybody.
While it’s true that it’s the thought that counts most, it’s also true that adding gift wrap actually creates a favorable attitude toward receiving (and keeping) the gift itself in the recipient. This finding comes from a 1992 SMU study that analyzed recipients’ attitudes toward wrapped and unwrapped gifts. But what the study doesn’t tell us is how to make that gorgeous gift wrap happen! Have no fear—that’s where we come in.
Taking the extra step to wrap a gift is as simple as a visit to the gift-wrap gurus here at SampleHouse. Like intricate icing on a cake baked with lots of love (and chocolate), it’s all about the presentation. While nobody expects you to adhere to the ornate gift-wrapping traditions of the Victorian era, picking up a few hints from some expert gift-wrappers ensure that the recipient will appreciate your presentation just as much as what’s underneath.
When you’re the recipient of a gift, it’s important to take note of the wrapping and acknowledge the effort put into the presentation before you even get to the goods. A perfectly wrapped present actually consists of two gifts: one is the present itself, while the other is the anticipation of discovery. A beautifully wrapped present is indicative of a kind and generous person, but also of someone who values communication and the entire experience of gift-giving. In short, beautiful gift wrap shows you care deeply for the recipient.
The SampleHouse shelves are overflowing with wrapping paper, gift bags and tissue paper in all sizes, colors, patterns and textures, so we can help you pick out the perfect wrapping for that perfect gift. If you’re starting from scratch, we can even help you pick out what goes inside that gift bag! And don’t worry if you forgot to pick up a card—we can help you with that, too.