Wrap, unwrap and rewrap

I bought another Christmas present this afternoon. I had it gift-wrapped by the store clerk, and I think she did a fine job. In Sweden, most stores offer this service for free.

I know a lot of people prefer to wrap their gifts themselves. My friend Isa, for instance, almost always wraps them herself. She thinks they don’t do it well enough in the stores, and if they insist on wrapping present for her, she’ll unwrap and rewrap it again later. I should add that her wrapping technique is impeccable, though.

Do you prefer to have your presents wrapped by professionals, or do you want to do it yourself?


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11 Responses to Wrap, unwrap and rewrap

  1. LisaMarie says:

    Jag slår nästan alltid in mina presenter själv, jag tycker det blir roligare och personligare och finare, och så kan man anpassa inslagningen efter personen som ska få det också. Men jag ska tillägga att om affärerna bara hade lite finare stil på sina papper och paket skulle jag oftare låta slå in dem i affären, men jag tycker de flesta affärer har riktigt tråkigt papper :/

  2. Jill says:

    I’d love it if they would wrap them in the store for me, but they don’t usually do that for free where I live. Instead, you’ll have to go to a certain till and pay per gift wrapping. They do a brilliant job, though, and they offer several different price levels.
    In other words, I do wrap my gifts myself

  3. Amanda says:

    I love the dedication your friend shows, to re-do what’s not good enough :) I usually wrap the presents myself, because that’s the way we’ve always done it in my family. And the wrappings get prettier and prettier each year :)

  4. Dee says:

    Sooooo pretty!!!

  5. Jasmina says:

    I prefer to wrap it up myself since then I can make it custom and special. I love this one though.

  6. Arantxa says:

    I prefer to wrap myself. I really like it! Also in stores don´t always do it well.

  7. Renata says:

    Every year, me and some friends have a gift-wrapping night where we listen to Christmas music, eat Christmas cookies and wrap our gifts. Two of the girls actually work in a department store, so they’re real experts and can help with the most vital presents, that you want to look really good :)

  8. Дарья says:

    Я очень люблю заворачивать подарки:)
    Но если в магазине предлагают красивую бумагу или коробочку иногда соглашаюсь. Насильно у нас никто подарки не упаковывает:)

  9. Pırpır says:

    I prefer doing it myself because:

    1. It’s fun. =)
    2. It includes personal effort which is more valuable. The person who’ll get the present won’t know it but, oh well…

  10. Isa says:

    It’s so funny that you bring this up now, it seems like you know me so well that you see what I’m doing! In fact I’ve got another wrapping story to tell! :) I hope to see you soon! Hugs!

  11. Araceli Estrada says:

    I love wrapping gifts! I think it so much fun. I am cheesy about it too. I play christmas music and make myself a cup of cinnamon tea, some eggnog or if I am feeling really festive, a martini!

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