“If you always have what you need on hand, gift giving becomes simple and comes from the heart.”
2. Pick Some Herbs or Flowers from the Garden It’s lovely to be able to pick a bunch of fresh Rosemary and tie it with a beautiful string or ribbon. So simple and a quick and simple gesture. I also think that greenery from a shrub is also beautiful regardless of whether it has flowers or not. If you don’t have any flowers or herbs in the garden, then buy a potted herb and wrap it in brown paper. With herbs readily available at the local supermarket this is a quick fix gift.
3. Keep a Gift Stash on Hand When the sales
4. Have a Wrapping Station or Card & Paper Basket Keep your paper, cards, tape and ribbon all together in the one spot. I have a wrapping station with a shelf and lots of ribbons to access. I feel like Martha Stewart when I use it and it brings me joy (obviously I’m easily pleased). It makes gift preparation tidy and also enjoyable. I also collect nice catalogues from homewares stores or clothing stores. Some of them are produced on high-quality paper and so I repurpose them as wrapping paper or I’ll use wallpaper also which is a trick I learnt from my mother.
5. Old Fashioned Baking Works a Treat When cooking why not double the mix and keep some for the family and some to gift. There are so many amazing bakeries nowadays so if short on time or enthusiasm then feel free to buy and package. Yep you don’t need to lie about it (or maybe you can) but it’s great to put them in a nice white or paper brown box and tie with some quality ribbon and a gift tag. Who doesn’t want food rather than something that may sit in a drawer?
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