Make giving more fun with wrapping

Make the most of these botanical present tips

We spend weeks planning the perfect present, so when it comes to placing it under the tree, we want to make sure it gets the wow factor it deserves. With bespoke wrapping paper, and our botanical wrapping tips, your perfect gift will be dressed to impress.

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Good preparation makes all the difference

Trust us when we say that the right tools will save you an awful lot of headaches. Stop messing around with torn paper and rolls of sticky tape with broken ends. All you'll get are paper cuts and messy-looking parcels. Make a checklist: scissors, adhesive tape, wrapping paper, ribbon and the finest plants.

Simple and straightforward

Choose wrapping paper that matches the gift: a very stylish block colour or a luscious print that makes you want to know what's inside. Carefully measure the paper, then decide on the top and the bottom of the parcel before you start wrapping. With luck, you'll only need three small bits of adhesive tape. Once the parcel is wrapped up, it's on to the decoration.

Finishing touches

A velvet ribbon or a length of colourful string lends a bit of extra sparkle to any gift. However you'll need to go the extra mile — or at least to the garden centre — in order to really make your present pop under the Christmas tree. A tightly wrapped gift with a tropical plant leaf tucked into a beautiful ribbon and tied in a bow is guaranteed to be a hit.

Share a picture of your presents all wrapped up and decorated with botanical ornaments on Instagram with the hashtag #thejoyofplants. We'd love to see it.