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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Five Wrapping Paper Trends for 2018

The final weeks of February mark the staging of the Sydney gift Fairs – where the latest in the interconnected worlds of giftware, homewares, packaging and most importantly gift wrap and wrapping accessories go on display over three venues and hundreds of stands. It’s a chance to see what’s new, what’s fabulous, what’s enduring and […]

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Be My Valentine

It’s Valentine’s Day today … a time to spoil our loved ones with special thoughts and treats.  With Australians spending around $1.09 billion on Valentines Day (according to IBIS World Research) – that’s a lot of special thoughts, treats and loving sentiment! But because my world centres on gift wrapping – I simply have to […]

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Graphite Gift Wrap in its Element

Earlier this year my daughter chose a graphite coloured paper as the signature gift wrapping paper for her new Brisbane Retail Store. I was very dubious to say the least. I was worried that it would be a little too dour and that it would not be suitable for a wide enough range of recipients. […]

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Seasonal Wrappers

I just love Christmas and I just love wrapping gifts. For me, it really is the most wonderful time of the year. And the best part is, I get to work with other keen wrappers so we can share ideas and techniques and a whole of fun. This time of year, I am also looking […]

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