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It’s a wrap – A guide to choosing the perfect Christmas Presents

Do you have your Christmas Presents wrapped and ready under the tree, or do you still need to do some last minute shopping? Christmas is celebrated around the world on the same day every year, but somehow it always seems to creep up on us. Traditionally we spoil our loved ones with Christmas Presents on Christmas day, but it can sometimes be hard to make the perfect choice.

To make this easier I have teamed up with SUPERBALIST to share some tips (from personal experience) that will not just come in handy for Christmas gifting choices, but might also assist with birthday gift choices.

How to choose the perfect gift for…

  • HIM
    Fashion accessories make for a great gift, be it a new backpack, laptop bag or weekender, even new sunnies are great.
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  • HER
    A decor accessory for the home, be it a beautiful scatter, vase, tablecloth or mirror. There is also off-course something special about receiving a beautiful set of mugs, cutlery or serveware item. e.g. a gold wick trimmer or a beautiful new lunchbox.
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  • KIDS (BOY)
    Accessories and Swimming – that is my go to for boys, think a cap, stylish jacket, new pajamas or swimming trunks. These are the things that boys looove. e.g. a Captain America style Licensed baseball cap and Sundays layback boardshorts.
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    I think all mom’s would agree that most tiny human girls looooove anything pink, purple or florally. The emphasis for me is to purchase something that they can play with as well as another item that they can wear. A great way to combine fashion and style and make a princess really happy! e.g. this gorgeous inflatable pool by Cotton On and cute embroidered denim shorts by Mango.
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There is off-course always something that EVERYONE likes… Receiving a gift voucher! So if you have run out of time but still want to make an impression this Christmas purchase an email or print gift voucher! For kids I always try to package the gift voucher in an interesting way, like with a packet of sweets or a small puzzle or game, this way they get something small to enjoy on the day as well as the voucher to enjoy when they spend it.

If you need a handy list to mark off your purchases you can use this Christmas shopping list printable.

How to wrap a present using fabric (Bojagi wrapping)

This bow knot fabric wrapping technique is a Korean way of wrapping presents in a cloth (known as bojagi in Korean). Traditionally these bojagi cloths were used for both their form and function to wrap items for transport or storage, to cover food, and even to protect precious goods.

I stumbled across a YouTube tutorial illustrating this technique after I purchased the most beautiful tea towel from on Black Friday that I wanted to use as wrapping. So here it goes…

What you will need?

  • A box to first place the gift in before wrapping it up if it is not in a box already. (I just find a square or rectangular item easier to work with)
  • A piece of fabric, scarf or dish cloth large enough to cover the present (If you divide the piece of fabric into four parts the gift should be able to fit into one of the parts).

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1 Comment

  1. Hi Kari,

    Christmas is a special time to share and express love to our family and loved ones. Presently new in South Africa, is superbalist into electronic gadgets or are they into clothing and fashion accessories as you have illustrated.

    I think I will get the captain America style licensed baseball cap for my 7 year old son. I am sure he will love it.

    Thanks for taking your time to describe these special Christmas offerings.

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