How  to Wrap Christmas Presents Like a Professional: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Christmas is around the corner, and that means it’s time to start wrapping presents. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and what’s more fun than getting your home all decked out for the holidays? One of the best traditions is wrapping Christmas presents. It’s so much fun to see the look on people’s faces when they open a gift that you’ve personally wrapped for them. And it’s even more special when you can do it in a creative way.

If you’re looking for some creative ideas on how to wrap your Christmas presents this year, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we’ll share with you some of our favorite tips and tricks for wrapping presents like a pro. So read on, and get ready to take your gift-wrapping skills to the next level.

How to Wrap Christmas Presents

The holidays are a time for giving and receiving gifts.  However, if you don’t wrap your presents in the right way, you could be ruining the gift-giving experience for everyone involved. 

Wrapping your gift in the right way will make your presents look more presentable and let the receiver know you put some thought into it. Below are some steps to follow when wrapping your Christmas presents: 

Get the Materials Needed

One of the most important aspects of gift-giving is how to wrap the presents, so they look nice. Here are the materials you will need to wrap your Christmas presents like a pro:

Wrapping Paper

First, you’ll need some wrapping paper. You can usually find wrapping paper at your local grocery or department store. Choose a paper that matches the theme of your Christmas present; When choosing wrapping paper for your loved ones, consider their interests and personalities. If you are giving a gift to a sports fan, choose wrapping paper with a sports theme. 

If you are giving a gift to a musician, choose wrapping paper with musical notes or instruments. You can also personalize the wrapping paper by adding the recipient’s name or a festive message.


Christmas wrapping paper is a great way to jazz up your presents and make them look extra special. You can find it at most stores that sell Christmas decorations, or you can order it online. Choose a festive pattern or color to really make your presents stand out.


You will need a good pair of scissors to cut the wrapping paper. You may also want to use them to make any special cuts or shapes for your wrapping.

Christmas Gift Tags

These are optional but can add a nice touch to your wrapped presents. You can find Christmas gift tags at most stores that sell Christmas decorations, or you can order them online.

Ruler or a Straight Edge

You will need a ruler or a straight edge to help measure and cut the wrapping paper.

Ribbon or Bows

Ribbons or bows can add a nice finishing touch to your wrapped presents. You can find ribbons and bows at most stores that sell Christmas decorations, or you can order them online.

A Pen or Marker

To write the name of the recipient on the gift tag, you will need something to write with a pen or marker. You can use the pen to make cursive marks and make some doodles on the tag if you are feeling like it. 


If you want to add a little extra something to your wrapped presents, you can use sequins, glitter, or confetti. You can find these items at most stores that sell Christmas decorations, or you can order them online.

Measure the Needed Size

Once you have your wrapping paper, you’ll need to measure how much you need. Most wrapping paper comes in standard sizes, such as 30″ wide x 15 feet long, for a total of 37.5 square feet per roll, and so on. Cut the paper to size and lay it out flat on a table or the floor.

To wrap a small present, like a book, you’ll only need about six inches of paper. For larger presents, you’ll need more paper. 

To figure out how much you’ll need, measure the width and height of the present and multiply them together. This will give you the total square inches of the present. Then, divide that number by 144 (the square inches in a foot) to find out how many square feet of wrapping paper you’ll need.

Start Your Wrapping

Now it’s time to start wrapping! 

Begin by diagonally folding one corner of the paper towards the middle of the sheet. This will create a triangular flap that will be used to secure the present later on.

Next, take the longest side of the paper and fold it in half so that the two shorter ends meet in the middle. Now make a single fold along the short axis of the paper. This results in a folded piece that is 4.25″ x 11″—this is called a “hot dog fold”.

Now take the folded piece of paper and place it so that the folded edge is facing down and the open end is facing up. Place your present in the center of the paper and bring up the two corners of the triangle flap, tucking them snugly around the present. Use tape or a sticker to secure them in place.

Finally, take the top edge of the folded piece of paper and fold it until it meets the bottom edge. Use some tape or a sticker to keep it in place, and then use scissors to cut off any extra paper. Your present is now wrapped.

The Different Ways to Wrap a Present

There are a few different ways to wrap a present, depending on how much time and effort you want to put into it. The most basic way is just to use wrapping paper. You can buy wrapping paper rolls at most stores or use recycled paper from the recycling bin.

If you want to make your present look a bit fancier, you can use a decorative gift bag. You can find these at most stores as well. They come in various colors and styles, so you can find one that matches the person’s personality or the theme of the Christmas party.

Another option is to wrap the present in cloth. This is a nice option if you want to give someone a handmade gift. You can use a piece of fabric from your closet or buy some fabric at a store. Be sure to choose a fabric that’s festive, like Christmas print fabric, or something that matches the person’s personality to create a beautiful gift wrap.

No matter how you choose to wrap your present, be sure to use some tape or colorful ribbon to keep it closed. And don’t forget to write the recipient’s name on the package. 

How to Wrap a Square or Rectangular Box

Cut a piece of wrapping paper that is at least 2 inches larger than the box on all sides with sharp scissors

Lay the wrapping paper down on a flat surface and place the box in the center of it

Fold up the two long sides of the wrapping paper, so they meet in the middle of the box

Tape or staple them together (if using tape, make sure to use a clear piece of scotch tape)

Turn the package over so it’s standing on its bottom, and fold up both edges of the box with the ends of the wrapping paper to create neat edges

Tape or staple them together (again, use clear Scotch tape if possible).

How to Wrap a Round or Oval-Shaped Box

How To Gift Wrap A Circular Object

  • Measure the box: Start by measuring the width and height of your round or oval-shaped box. This will help you to determine how much wrapping paper you will need. If the box is large, you may want to use two pieces of paper – one for the front and one for the back. A single piece of paper should be enough if the box is small.
  • Fold your wrapping paper in half, so it is the same width as the box. Cut along the fold, so you have a piece of paper twice as wide as the box.
  • Lay your wrapping paper down, so the folded edge is on the left side. Place your box in the center of the paper.
  • Fold the right side of the paper over the top of the box, then tuck it underneath. This will create a flap on the right side of the wrapping paper to create a triangle shape-folds.
  • Now fold down the left side of the paper to cover the top of the box. Tuck it under, just like you did with the right side
  • Secure each flap with a piece of double-sided tape. You can also use ribbon or string to tie the flaps in place.

Now all you have to do is decorate your box! Add a bow, some greenery, gift tags, or whatever else you like. Your present is now ready to be delivered.

How to Add Ribbon and Bows to Your Present

How To Tie A Ribbon On A Gift Part 1

Adding a ribbon and bow to your present is perfect for dressing it up and making it look festive. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Cut a piece of ribbon that is at least twice as long as the width of your present.
  • Tie a knot at one end of the ribbon,
  • Loop the ribbon around the present, and tie a knot on the other side.
  • Cut a piece of ribbon for your bow, and tie it in the middle.
  • Twist each end of the ribbon around each other, and tuck them behind the bow.

Tips for Wrapping Large or Heavy Presents

How to gift wrap a large gift

When wrapping a large or heavy present, use wrapping paper at least two inches wider than the present. If you are using a gift bag, make sure it is big enough to fit the present without bulging.

If possible, try to orient the present, so it is flat on one side. This will help keep the wrapping paper in place.

  1. Choose a strong and durable wrapping paper that can withstand the weight of the gift. Consider using a thicker paper or a gift wrap specifically designed for heavy items.
  2. Use a box or container to help support the weight of the gift and make it easier to wrap. This can also help prevent the gift from getting damaged during transport.
  3. Secure the wrapping paper tightly around the gift with double-sided tape or clear tape. This will help keep the paper in place and prevent it from ripping or tearing.
  4. Add extra padding or cushioning inside the wrapping paper or box to help protect the gift during transport. This can be done with tissue paper, bubble wrap, or other packing materials.

With these tips, you can wrap a present of any size or shape like a pro.

FAQs on How to Wrap Christmas Presents 

What Is a Unique Way to Wrap Presents?

There is no one right way to wrap a Christmas present. However, some tips can make the process easier and more elegant. Start with a large piece of wrapping paper, and fold it in half, so it is the same width as the gift.

Place the gift in the center of the paper, and then bring up the two edges of the paper so that they meet over the top of the gift. Tuck them underneath to create a tightly sealed package, and then use a ribbon or tape to secure them. 

You can also add decorative touches like bows or stickers to make your presents look even more special.

What Is the Easiest Way to Wrap Gifts?

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to wrap gifts, try using gift bags instead of wrapping paper. Gift bags come in all different sizes and colors, so you can find one that will perfectly fit your present. Plus, they don’t require any tape or ribbon, which makes them super simple to use. Just place the gift inside the bag and close the top with the built-in handles.

How Do You Wrap a Present for Beginners?

If you don’t have much experience with gift wrapping, start with a basic design. Use solid-colored wrapping paper and accent it with a coordinating ribbon or bow. You can also add stickers or other embellishments to make your present look more festive. If you’re feeling adventurous, try using patterned wrapping paper or creating your own design with markers or stamps.

Why Is Wrapping Gifts Important?

Wrapping gifts is important because it helps to make the recipient feel special. When you take the time to wrap a present nicely, it shows the recipient that you care about them and are willing to go the extra mile to make their Christmas special. Plus, it’s just more fun to open a beautifully wrapped present than a plain one.

How Do You Wrap Multiple Gifts Together?

If you’re wrapping multiple gifts together, start by choosing a large piece of wrapping paper. Place the first gift in the center of the paper, and then add the second gift next to it. Continue adding gifts until all are wrapped, making sure to leave enough space between them, so they’re not touching. 

Once all the gifts are wrapped, tie them together with a ribbon or piece of string. You can also add a gift tag, so the recipient knows who they’re from.

Final Thoughts

Christmas presents should be wrapped with care. Start by choosing the right size piece of wrapping paper, and then use ribbon or tape to secure it in place. You can add decorative touches like bows or stickers to make your present look extra special.

Try to use coordinating colors and designs to create a cohesive look. You can also add a personalized message to the gift tag to show how much you care. 

Merry Christmas!

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