How to wrap a birthday gift like a pro?

In this step-by-step guide, we're going to teach you how to wrap a birthday gift like a pro. We understand how important it is to give a beautifully wrapped gift to make your loved one feel extra special on their birthday. With this guide we want to help you create a beautifully wrapped gift for any occasion. Have fun packing!


Choose the right wrapping paper

  • Choose wrapping paper that suits the occasion and the recipient's taste.
  • Select sturdy paper that is easy to handle.
  • Make sure the paper is large enough to completely cover the gift.
  • Don't forget to add matching ribbon or decoration for an extra festive touch.

Provide necessary materials

  • Place the scissors and tape within reach.
  • Get a nice ribbon to add.
  • Think of decorative elements to complete the whole.
  • Use all these materials to create a professional look.

Measure and cut the wrapping paper to size

Place the gift in the center of the wrapping paper and cut enough paper to completely cover the gift. Make sure you leave enough room on the sides for wrapping and folding the paper around the gift. Use a ruler or fold the wrapping paper to measure whether the paper overlaps on all sides enough to completely cover the gift. Then cut straight along the edges to get a neat and appropriate amount of wrapping paper.


Fold the wrapping paper

First fold the long sides of the wrapping paper over the gift and secure it with adhesive tape. Then fold the ends like an envelope and tape them securely as well. Make sure that the folds are nice and tight, so that your gift is neatly wrapped. Use enough tape to keep everything in place.


Decorate the wrapped gift

Use a pretty ribbon to tie a bow around the gift. Choose matching stickers with cheerful images or texts to brighten up the wrapping paper. Consider other decorative elements such as mini Christmas baubles, small toy figures or dried flowers. Be creative and add personal touches that suit the gift recipient.


Check for any imperfections

Check the wrapped gift for loose ends, wrinkles, or unevenness. Make adjustments as necessary for a perfect presentation. Make sure all folds are tight and neat and that the wrapping paper fits nicely without wrinkles. If you see any loose ends, smooth them out and tape them securely with tape. This way your gift will look perfect and you will make the recipient extra happy with the care you have put into the presentation.


Add a gift tag

  • Write a personal message on the gift tag.
    • Example: “Happy birthday, dear friend!”
  • Securely attach the gift tag to the gift.
    • Example: Use ribbon or stick the label directly on the wrapping paper.
  • Add an extra special touch to your birthday gift.
    • Example: Choose a beautiful pen and write a warm message from your heart.

Present the gift with pride

Place the beautifully wrapped gift in a nice place. Make sure it is clearly visible and looks good. Present it proudly to the birthday boy or girl, with a smile on your face. See how the birthday boy or girl smiles when receiving your gift! For example, place the gift on a table with a candle and flowers for decoration. Walk up to the birthday boy/girl and hand it over with a sincere smile. Feel the joy of giving and the happiness of the birthday boy/girl!

Enjoy the smile your gift will bring!

Latest tips and advice

Great work! By following these steps and adding some creativity, you can now wrap any birthday gift like a pro. Unleash your creativity and turn every gift into a beautifully wrapped masterpiece. Have fun packing!

Required tools and materials

  • Wrapping paper
  • Adhesive tape
  • Pair of scissors
  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • Decorative ribbons, stickers or other embellishments
  • Gift tags
  • Any small accessories such as small flowers or toys (optional)

Useful packing tips

  • Use high-quality gift wrapping paper for a luxurious look
  • Use ribbons and bows to wrap the gift extra festively
  • Add a personal touch, such as a handmade card or a handwritten message
  • Use double-sided tape for a seamless finish
  • Invest in nice gift stickers or labels to complete the gift
  • Consider adding small decorations such as dried flowers or mini confetti
  • Make sure the gift is securely wrapped to prevent damage during transport
  • Use different wrapping techniques, such as making bows or folding origami
  • Be creative and experiment with different colors and patterns for a unique and professional look
  • Don't forget to proudly present your beautifully wrapped gift!

Instructions for choosing and giving a perfect birthday gift

  • Determine the budget you want to spend on the birthday gift
  • Think about the birthday boy or girl's interests and hobbies to choose a personalized gift
  • See if there are any specific wishes or desires that the birthday boy or girl has expressed
  • Consider giving a gift card if you're unsure of the recipient's preferences
  • Wrap the gift nicely and add a personal card with a congratulations if necessary
  • Good luck choosing the perfect birthday gift!

Frequently asked questions about birthday gifts

Do you prefer surprise birthday gifts or something you requested in advance?

Looking at research, most people actually prefer gifts that they've asked for because they can be sure they're getting something they'll actually be happy with. But of course, surprise gifts also contain a special charm and element of surprise! It mainly depends on personal preferences and the relationship between you and the person giving the gift. So it's completely up to you what you prefer! What do you most enjoy receiving?

Do you like practical gifts or gifts with sentimental value?

Research shows that the preference for practical gifts or gifts with sentimental value is highly dependent on personal taste and relationship with the giver. Some people appreciate gifts that they can use every day and that make their lives easier, while others are emotionally touched by gifts that have special meaning or bring back memories. So, whether you like it practical or sentimental, the most important thing is that the gift suits the person receiving it and that it is given with genuine intention.

What is the best birthday gift you have ever thought of?

One of the best birthday gifts I ever came up with was a personalized photo collage for my best friend. I collected photos of all our beautiful moments together and put them together into a beautiful collage. Due to the personal touch and the beautiful memories, this gift caused my friend a lot of emotion and joy. It was a gift that left a lasting impression and that he enjoyed for a long time. Coming up with a personal and thoughtful gift can really create a special and unforgettable moment. Have fun thinking of your best birthday gift!

Would you rather give a material gift or an experience as a birthday gift?

When it comes to giving gifts for birthdays, it is important to take the recipient's preferences into account. Research shows that giving experiences as gifts is becoming increasingly popular. Experiences often create lasting memories and can be more satisfying than material gifts. However, some people prefer tangible gifts that they can use and keep. So, it really depends on the person you are buying the gift for. It's good to think about what the recipient will really appreciate and make happy on their birthday.

Do you often buy last-minute gifts or prepare them well in advance?

As an expert, I can tell you that it is wise to prepare gifts well in advance instead of buying last minute. By starting on time, you can think more carefully about the gift you want to give and possibly also look for offers or unique gifts. Moreover, you avoid stress and the pressure of last-minute shopping. So, it is definitely advisable to prepare your gifts well in advance!

What's the best birthday present you've ever received?

The best birthday gift you have ever received is of course personal and can be different for everyone. For some people it can be a special trip, for others an unforgettable concert or a valuable piece of jewelry. Whatever it is, what matters is that the gift feels special and matches your interests and personality. The most important thing is that it was given with love and that it carries a beautiful memory. What was your best birthday present so far?

Which stores or online shops do you like to visit to find birthday gifts?

How nice that you are looking for birthday gifts! Many people find nice gifts at stores such as Bijenkorf, HEMA, Rituals or If you are looking for something unique, you can also visit the local boutiques and creative online shops. Don't forget to look at specific areas of interest of the birthday boy or girl, such as hobby shops or specialized web shops for special gifts. Good luck finding the perfect birthday gift!

What do you think about homemade birthday gifts?

Homemade birthday gifts are often considered very thoughtful and personal. They show that you have put effort into creating something unique and special for the recipient. This can make the gift experience very special and create a deeper connection between you and the recipient. It doesn't have to be perfect, after all it's about the intention and the effort behind it. So overall, homemade birthday gifts are highly appreciated by most people.

How much do you spend on average on a birthday gift?

The average amount that people spend on a birthday gift can vary, but according to recent research, the Dutch spend on average between 20 and 50 euros on a birthday gift. This of course depends on your relationship with the person and your budget. The most important thing is that the gift is given with love and attention!

What is your golden tip for giving a successful birthday gift?

My golden tip for giving a successful birthday gift is to listen to the interests and needs of the recipient. Try to choose a gift that suits his or her personality and hobbies. By paying attention to what the person likes, you can give a gift that is truly special and appreciated. Showing personal involvement and attention when choosing a gift can make the difference and ensure a successful birthday gift. Good luck!

Do you have a special way to wrap birthday presents?

Yes, a fun way to wrap birthday presents is to use several layers of wrapping paper so that the recipient has to unwrap a new layer each time. You can also add ribbons, stickers and other decorative elements to make the gift extra festive. The most important thing is that you wrap it with love, that makes the gift extra special!



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