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How to Wrap a Gift Without Box

How to Wrap a Gift Without Box - PackQueen


For those moments when you find yourself without a box, fear not! You can still wrap a gift beautifully. In this blog post, we will share creative techniques and ideas on how to wrap a gift without a box. From using fabric and ribbons to cleverly folding paper, get ready to become a gift-wrapping pro, no box required.

We've all done it; found ourselves staring in confusion at an oddly shaped item, wrapping paper in hand, wondering whether we'll be able to wrap a gift without a box.

Thankfully, with:

  • creativity
  • determination
  • thought

Preparing a gift for hand-over without a box doesn't have to be an impossible (or even overly complicated) process.

How to Wrap a Gift Without Box

When you have the right materials (like tape, paper, and ribbon), you can wrap all manner of gifts. All you have to do is...

Step 1. Measure Your Present

Before you start cutting your wrapping paper to size, you'll want to take the time to make sure that you have enough left on the roll to cover each side of your present. The last thing you want to do is be left with uncovered areas.

Step 2. Start Wrapping

Next, you should start folding the paper around your gift. This might take some concentration if it's oddly shaped (and require an extra pair of hands), but you'll be able to do it with enough dedication.

Don't forget to tuck in the corners for a professional finish.

Step 3. Spruce Up Your Gift

If you care about the way the present looks, you'll likely want to add some ribbon - tied into a bow - or a gift tag. Either of these can take your gift to the next level, ensuring that it looks attractive and doesn't get laughed at.

3 Gift Wrapping Techniques Without a Box

Ultimately, if this present means a lot to you, you won't want the end result to look like it's been done by a toddler. These special occasions deserve an added element of luxury. At stores like PackQueen, you'll find a whopping variety of packaging that can be customised to your needs. Your options aren't only limited to the paper you get on sale... there are so many other choices.

1. Gift Bags

One of the easiest (and admittedly most practical) ways to wrap a gift without a box is to simply put it in a gift bag. These come in all shapes and sizes, patterns, colours and textures - meaning you can select the perfect one for the job. When you have, you should fill the remaining space with tissue paper for a cost-effective yet delightfully good-looking present.

2. Hampers

Alternatively, if you have a few different gifts to wrap without their box, you might need something a little more comprehensive. In this case, hampers are woefully underrepresented for gift-giving - despite their ability to make just about any assortment of presents look nice. Whether you've got a selection of wine, cheese, crackers, and jam to hand over to your grandma, or a bundle of self-care items for your partner... this is the option for you.

3. Gift Boxes

Still, we are overcomplicating things. Ultimately, the most simple answer to wrapping a gift without its box is to buy one to put it in. There are so many quality gift boxes you can buy that'll make it much easier to package your gift, keeping it safe for delivery in perfect condition. What's more? This method works for all sorts of oddly shaped items that you'd usually struggle with, like handbags, bracelets, and other small gifts.

How to Wrap a Gift without Box with PackQueen

Whether you try your luck with conventional wrapping paper or want to skip the fuss and splash out a little more... Wrapping a gift without a box doesn't have to be a frustrating process. With PackQueen's selection of gift bags, you'll be able to design the perfect present that'll win your loved one over in no time at all.

What can I use instead of a gift box?

Gift bags are a great alternative to boxes, and usually more widely available and cheaper. Plus, they can be reused time and time again, making them an eco-friendly option for wrapping a gift.

How do you wrap something flat?

Depending on the size of the item, you might be best with the "envelope" method of wrapping. This is where the paper is perfectly squared, with the corners neatly tucked away. It looks great and is relatively simple to do.

How do you wrap a purse without a box?

Honestly, the easiest way would be to buy a gift box to put it in. However, if you'd like to use what you already have in the house - like wrapping paper and tape - you should start from the bottom and fold upwards (rather than go around). 


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