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A Guide to Wrapping Gifts

It’s the most wonderful time of the year...Christmas! Time to break out the mistletoe and Christmas lights, find the perfect tree, and do some shopping! Our Colorado Springs movers know that shopping for Christmas gifts can be quite the task, especially if you wait until the last minute to start. We also know that gift wrapping can take a lot of time on Christmas Eve, which is why we want to share some gift-wrapping tips. Our movers understand the value of time and want to make sure your holidays are spent with friends and family, as we believe they should be.


How to Wrap a Gift

If you are wanting to wrap Christmas gifts this year like a professional, this guide to gift wrapping from our local Colorado Springs movers will get you started. We know you wish you had an elf or two to handle all the dirty work but wrapping gifts for your friends and loved ones is a personalized touch you’ll enjoy and be proud of.

Step 1: Choose your wrapping paper.

If you have a lot of people you’re wrapping gifts for, we recommend choosing multiple reams of wrapping paper so that you can differentiate whose gift belongs to whom. There’s no end to the patterns and themes of wrapping paper, so choose something with a bit of your personality sprinkled in.

Step 2: Get gift boxes.

If gift wrapping is challenging for you, putting your gifts into a square or rectangular box will definitely alleviate stress. Our local movers in Colorado Springs agree that wrapping something square or rectangular is a lot easier than wrapping oblong or round objects.

Step 3: Cut wrapping paper.

Now it's time to finally begin gift wrapping! Roll out your wrapping paper facedown, grab your box, and place it on top. Make sure you have placed the box on the wrapping paper with extra space, then use scissors to cut the wrapping paper along one side.

Step 4: Fold the wrapping paper over the box.

With the roll of wrapping paper against you, pull the opposite side tightly up and over the edge of the box. Use single or double-sided tape to keep it in place.

Step 5: Join the ends.

Next, take the end of the wrapping paper that’s against you and bring it to meet the end you just taped. Cut along the ream, leaving some paper hanging over. Fold the residue piece over to make a crease and tape it to complete one side of the box.

Repeat the folding and creasing process around all ends of the box, removing excess paper as needed.


After your box is wrapped, you can add a gift tag, a decorative bow, or wrap the whole box in ribbon. We hope that this gift wrapping guide helps speed up your packaging this holiday season! If you are planning a move during the holidays, our residential movers in Colorado Springs are here to help. We know a thing or two about gift wrapping because we offer the best packing services in Colorado Springs! Contact us today to learn more about our services and to get a free, no-obligation quote!