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.
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.
MORE CHRISTMAS INSPIRATION
Looking for more creative ideas to make your Christmas season extra green and festive? View our Christmas dossier with all plant inspiration you could need, make a room spray with the scent of Christmas or settle down on the sofa and be inspired by our Christmas Pinterest board. Oh, and don't forget to share your Christmas creations with us on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #thejoyofplants.