How to Wrap a Present Perfectly Every Time


Want to learn how to wrap a present like a professional?

Wrapping holiday gifts is one of my favorite parts of Christmas! When I learned this special trick for how to wrap a present, it made things so much easier, more fun and so much faster.

How to Wrap a Present like a professional - wrapped Christmas present shown in red plaid Christmas paper with twine
Let’s wrap presents! It will be fun!

How to Wrap a Present

For this tutorial, we’ll be wrapping a rectangular box with a sheet of wrapping paper and 3 pieces of clear tape.

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Present Wrapping Directions

Step 1

Cut your paper to fit the box.

Leave enough paper to wrap around the box lengthwise and to fold over half the box on the ends.

Step 2

Wrap the paper around your box lengthwise and tape into place.

Now, it’s time to close up the ends.

That’s where the special trick is:

How to Wrap a Present

Step 3

Fold the top half of the end paper down from the middle and crease it on either side.

Now, fold in both side pieces into the middle.

Finally, bring up the bottom piece up and tape into place.

How to Wrap a Present

Step 4

Repeat on the other end.

Step 5

Add embellishments, gift tags and ribbon or twine for a perfectly wrapped present!

Watch Our Present Wrapping Instruction Video:

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Places to Hide Christmas Presents

Now that you’ve got all your gifts wrapped up and ready to go, the next thing you’ll have to do is figure out some places to hide them!

  • Suitcase: this is a great place to hide presents. Just zip them up inside some unused suitcases and store them in a closet as usual.
  • Car: smaller gifts can easily be stored in the glove compartment, and bigger presents can be hidden in the trunk!
  • Dresser: your kids aren’t likely to be snooping around your clothes, so putting gifts under clothes in your dresser is a good hiding spot.
  • Falsely Labeled Boxes: have some large boxes labeled with boring things and store Christmas presents inside. Be sure to tape them up!
  • Closet: if you’re going to be hiding presents in your closet, make sure to put it high up where it can’t be reached and store it inside something that isn’t suspicious (like a clothed bag or suitcase).
  • Kids Room: sometimes the best places to hide things are in plain sight! Store your kids presents high up in their closets. They most likely will look in other places, and never their own room. Perfect!
  • Basement or Attic: these are always great places to hide gifts if you have them!
gifts for kids collage of a lot of different gift ideas you can wrap and place under the tree for kids this holiday season
Oh so many options to wrap and place under the tree!

Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids

If you’re still not quite sure what to gift your children this Christmas, here’s some fun ideas!

How did your gift wrapping go? Were you able to follow these simple instructions on how to wrap a present?

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