We love giving gifts. Not only do we find pleasure in finding just the right way to express our feelings toward those we care about, but we bet immense joy watching them open the gifts we’ve chosen for them.
Research even shows that we have higher levels of happiness when we spend money on others, rather than ourselves.
So, what if gift giving could be even more fun?
Wrapping your gifts in clever and unique ways shows you put extra thought into it and is sure to delight and surprise anyone lucky enough to be on the receiving end of your generosity.
Clothe It Up
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When it comes to selecting gifts for your husband, it doesn’t get more utilitarian than a shirt. But sometimes it needs to be done. So why not use the shirt to wrap up something he’ll really love like tickets to an event, a rare book, or a gadget he’s had his eye on.
Have a Ball
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Kids will love this one. Similar to the popular holiday party game, gather up a variety of fun little toys, candies, and other gifts, and wrap them up in yarn. Start with the largest item and keep winding and wrapping, adding each gift one at a time until all the items are wrapped up in a big ball of yarn.
Build a Bundle
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She will always appreciate a gift of spa essentials like a scented candle, luxurious lotions, and invigorating body scrubs. Why not make this special gift for her even more indulgent? Bundle up her gift in a cozy throw blanket she can snuggle up in after her at-home spa service.
Cloak it in a Clutch
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For a unique anniversary gift idea for her, give a twofer gift, that is, two gifts in one. Gather up a collection of gift cards for lavish indulgences, like her guilty-pleasure coffee shop, the spa she would like to visit more often, and the boutique where she window-shops. Tuck them into a coin purse, bag, or tote—either a fashion piece you know she’ll adore or that anniversary-worthy splurge she’s always wanted.
Put it in a Jar
Mason jars have been the go-to for everything from light fixtures to lunch dishes. It seems only fitting we should be putting our gifts in a jar, too. Large jars can hold everything a family will need for a fun movie night, while smaller jars can contain your famous cookie recipe or your homemade potpourri. You can add even more special touches by embellishing it with a ribbon and handmade gift tag.
Notes in a Jar
For a sentimental gift in a jar your friends and family will cherish forever, give the gift of KindNotes. KindNotes is a keepsake quality glass jar of personalized notes in decorative envelopes your loved ones can read all at once or anytime they need a pick-me-up. KindNotes is a unique personalized gift for him, thoughtful gift for her, and sure to be an instant day-brightener.