White wrapping paper is the perfect foundation; it can be used year-round for gifts for any age or gender. Incorporating found natural objects, such as a piece of coral or a sand dollar, lends a memorable, inexpensive accent. Use ribbon to fasten the items to the package.
A fresh-cut peony attached with double-sided tape and coordinating satin ribbon adds a feminine and fragrant touch. Other flowers, such as dahlias or gerbera daisies, can also do the trick.
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The Punched-Up Present
For a knockout presentation, grab some bright paper ribbon and borrow Junior's hole punch. Adhere the ribbon with double-sided tape and save the paper punch-outs, which make great confetti for the gift card.
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A Layered Effect
A simple paper overlay adds a band of color, while a tonal ribbon (one that coordinates but doesn't match) ties it all together.