Gift Wrapping Tools Compete for Genius Status

How fabulous to see Wrap Buddies featured by Martha Stewart in her article “11 Genuis Tools That Make Gift Wrapping Easy”. I first saw Wrap Buddies a couple of years ago when they were launched and made contact with creator and founder Bret Wortman. He went way above and beyond to ship me some Wrap […]

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Five Eco Friendly Gift Wraps

Gift Giving is an integral part of the festive season – when we choose special something for our loved ones and then gift wrap it beautifully both to conceal it and to announce it! Of all of the possibilities, here are my top five eco -friendly gift wrapping styles. Newspapers and Magazines I love wrapping […]

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Christmas Gift Wrappers Wanted

It’s less than 100 days until Christmas and that means we are hurtling towards peak Gift Wrapping season. And that means I am on the look out for experienced gift wrappers to join the Daily Wrap team in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. So if you LOVE LOVE LOVE gift wrapping, AND have retail experience AND […]

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Loving the Look of Lemons

My daughter and I had a cheeky little G & T a few Friday evenings ago. Craft gin – tick, designer (and apparently sugar free) tonic – tick and now for the crowning glory – the lemon. While I lamented our failure to pick up lemons on our way home, she simply opened her bedroom […]

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Five Mother’s Day Gift Wrapping Trends

Of all of the designated “days” throughout the year – Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, Fathers’ Day, St Patrick’s Day through to Donut day and even Talk Like a Pirate Day – one day stands above all other’s – Mother’s Day. Australians are predicted to spend close to $2 billion on Mother’s Day this year. That’s a lot of […]

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The Perfect Ribbon for the Perfect Bow

If there’s one gift wrapping question I get asked more than any other, it is “How do I tie a bow?” It’s a question that requires as special answer because as much as I love bows, they can be tricky to get just right. Bows are a bit like cats – they have a mind […]

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Ten Cheap Christmas Gifts to Delight

I am privileged to wrap a lot of gifts.  And I mean a lot of gifts. I get a unique insight into the wonderful world of gift giving … what is “hot”, what is functional, what is clever and certainly what is quirky! So, it’s not unusual that I am asked about gifting trends. I am […]

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A Very KMART Christmas

Every year in October – I know not which exact week – could be the first week but definitely before Halloween – the major chain stores reveal their Christmas theming, decorations, wrapping papers and embellishments. The moment it is out, I am there. This week, I was in full KMART mode. KMART Australia has done […]

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Elderflower Power

I am not ashamed to say that I can remember when Price Charles married the then Lady Diana Spencer. We had a party and everyone had to bring a plate. My favourite was the trifle with a Union Jack painstakingly piped on the top. It was scrumptious. I watched the wedding of Prince William and […]

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Six Sweet Gift Wraps for Mothers Day

I love it when a new range of gift wrap comes out from one of my favourite fine packaging companies. The beautiful floral wrap called Chloe is right on trend– and I have been dreaming of the best ways to use it ever since I was first afforded a sneak peak of it. Well now […]

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