‘Tis the season to be gifting and if you’re on a budget, fret not!
As the saying goes, “It’s the thought that counts”, right? You need not scout for expensive gifts if you know little unique ways to pimp your gift. This way, it’s meaningful and it doesn’t break the bank. Win-win! Here’s how you can give your present a little something extra. These hacks are also great if you want to add a little last-minute oomph to your gift!
Check out these cool gift wrapping ideas below!
1. It’s all in the scent
Scents can do wonders and lift one’s mood at a whiff! Unless your intended receiver has fragrance sensitivity or allergies, consider adding a finishing touch by giving a spritz of your favourite perfume on the gift wrappers before you send it off.
2. Top it with some dried flowers
Next time you receive a bouquet or walk around any of SG’s parks, save some of the fallen flowers or interesting leaves, then press and dry them (or just pick up an inexpensive pack from Daiso or Spotlight).
To use them as gift toppers: Glue the pressed flowers to a handmade card or tuck them under your gift’s string or ribbon. They’ll instantly make your present pretty as a picture. Tip: You can even get away with using plain wrapping papers!
3. Give it a stamp of approval
Instead of using boring old tape, opt for colourful and patterned washi tape instead! They don’t cost a bomb and they make your gift look like you spent a little extra love on it.
By Em Tan, December 2018 / Updated December 2019 / Updated by Willaine G. Tan, December 2020 / Updated by Arshi Iqbal 2021 / Images: 123RF.com