Gift Wrapping Ideas Without a Box

Giving people gifts is a kind gesture that shows how much you love and care about them. Gift wrapping is a tradition that has been around for a long time. The tradition started with the desire to hide the identity of a gift until the moment was right for an unveiling. These days, most people use gift boxes and wrapping paper to hide the identity of their gifts.

Wrapping a gift serves as an embellishment to your already great gift. Gift wrapping isn’t just about covering a gift; it’s an action that shows your intentionality. Besides adding an element of surprise to your present, it makes the receiver feel special.

You might ask yourself if it’s possible to make the receiver of your gift feel special without using a box to wrap. It’s very much possible. Some splendid gift wrapping styles do not involve you using a box. These styles would give your gift the beauty and shine you’re seeking.

Candy Style

This is a cute concept that can be used to wrap a gift or sweet treats. When you’re done wrapping, your gift will look like candy, after which the style is named. Learning to wrap a gift candy style is relatively straightforward. Follow the steps correctly and you’ll have your gift looking splendid in no time. To wrap your gift candy style, here are some things you’ll need:

  • Wrapping paper
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Cello tape

Once you have the things listed above, you may now proceed to wrap your gift. Follow these steps:

  • Put your gift in the middle of the wrapping paper and cover it. If your gift is a t-shirt or sweatshirt, you might want to roll it up before placing it on the wrapping paper.
  • Measure the wrapping paper. Leaving a little extra on both sides of the paper, cut away the excess. 
  • Wrap the wrapping paper around the gift and secure the back with two to three pieces of tape.
  • Scrunch up the top and bottom, and hold them tight with tapes.
  • Tie your ribbon around one end and cut away the excess. Do the same for the other. You may curl the ribbons if you want to.

Bag Style

Wrapping your gift bag style can be interesting and cool, especially since you don’t need a paper bag for the gift. Square and rectangular-shaped gifts are best for this wrapping style. To wrap your gift bag style, here are the things you’ll need:

  • Wrapping paper
  • Scissors
  • Cello tape
  • Ribbon

To wrap your gift bag style, follow these steps:

  • Place your gift on the wrapping paper, measure what you need, and cut off the excess paper.
  • Move the gift towards the bottom of the paper, leaving enough space at the top.
  • Fold the bottom inward, as is custom when wrapping a gift box.
  • You may fold the top part into an envelope shape or scrunch it.
  • Secure the scrunch with tape and add a ribbon.

Bottle Style

This is another wrapping style that is both creative and cute. You do not need to spend a lot of time wrapping your gift bottle style. This wrapping style takes little time and is straightforward. To wrap your gift bottle style, you’ll need these:

  • Scissors
  • Cello tape
  • Ribbon
  • Wrapping paper

To wrap your gift bottle style, follow these steps:

  • Place the gift in the center of the wrapping paper. Roll your gift before placing it on the wrapping paper if you can roll it.
  • Measure the wrapping paper and cut off the excess paper.
  • Wrap the paper around your gift and secure it with tape.
  • Carefully fold the bottom of the paper.
  • Scrunch the top of the paper, secure it with tape, and add a ribbon tie.

man with scissors, wrapping paper for gift wrapping

Pillow Box Style

The pillow box style is an excellent wrapping style for small tokens like gift cards and money. If done correctly, your gift will look unique and splendid. Here are the things you’ll need for this wrapping idea: 

  • Cardboard or toilet paper roll
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Ribbon

To wrap your gift pillow box style, carefully follow these steps:

  • Take your cardboard or toilet paper roll, and flatten it.
  • Fold the top and bottom inwards to form crescent-shaped flaps.
  • Place your gift inside and secure the flaps.
  • Make a runner from the paper. This will only cover half of the gift in the middle.
  • Tie a ribbon around it. You may add a gift tag too.

Envelope Style

This is the traditional style of wrapping a gift without a box. It is excellent for presenting your odd-shaped gift with style. This isn’t to say that you can’t use it for regular-shaped gifts. For this to come out well, you should use thick paper. Here are the things you’ll need:

  • Thick paper
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Double-sided cello tape

Once you have these, follow these steps to wrap your gift envelope style.

  • Measure the paper and cut off the excess.
  • Place your gift in the middle. 
  • Fold the sides of the paper inwards and secure with tape.
  • Next, fold the sides at the top and bottom.
  • Carefully fold the edge inwards in a triangular shape. Fold again and tape.
  • Repeat the same process for the other side.
  • Tie the ribbon across the gift, horizontally and vertically.

Not having a box doesn’t mean your gift should be left unwrapped. A gift without wrapping looks bland, like a cake without icing decorations. You can still embellish your gift and make it stand out without using a box. You can use these wrapping ideas to wrap your gift and make the receiver feel special.

Final Thoughts

Wrapping gifts is fun and exciting. It’s even more exciting when you’re on the receiving end and are anticipating discovering the gift. A wrapped gift adds to the element of surprise and may widen the receiver’s smile. You could easily use a gift bag to present your gift or send your gift online, but that would be no fun. Wrapping them is more fun and lends a certain appeal to your gift.

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  1. Greenstein

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