You can put as much thought and effort as you’d like into your gifts, but unless you wrap them properly, something’s always going to seem “off.” Wrapping clothes, in particular, presents a unique challenge, because you don’t want to give away the secret of what’s inside. So, how can you gift wrap clothes this holiday season? We have a few ideas that will help you preserve the surprise while presenting your gift in the most aesthetically pleasing possible way.
If you want to “hide” the fact that you’re buying clothes until the gift is opened, one of the best ways to do it is to put the clothes in a box first. There are a few ways you can do this:
- Use a clothes gift box. These tend to be in the shape of the clothes you’re purchasing, but they provide minimal support.
- Use shipping boxes. You can either use old ones you’ve kept around or some that you purchase at the store to provide extra sturdiness. These are especially handy if you’re worried about the clothes slipping or moving around while taking them from point A to point B.
Once you have the clothes secure in the box, it’s easy to wrap them with your standard holiday season gift wrap.
This is the easiest way to wrap your gifts while helping to preserve the surprise and providing easy transport. The only downside is that buying a bag for your gift wrapping tends to be more expensive than using boxes and wrapping paper.
The key here is making sure you know how to properly insert the clothing items into the gift bag. For example, let’s say you have an item like the Super 130’s Tasmanian Gabardine Pants that you want to gift. This is a pleated pant that you’ll want to look as good as possible when it comes out of the bag. With that in mind, here are a few keys:
- Using a bag allows you to keep the pants straight during transport. Only load them into the bag at the last moment, minimizing creasing.
- Fold with the natural creases when applicable to minimize extra billowing.
- When in doubt, roll the pants to minimize creasing and surround them with gift paper for extra cushioning.
No Box, No Bag
There’s a third option for easy wrapping, easy unwrapping, and minimizing space—skip both the box and the bag. You can use an “envelope” wrapping system to wrap clothes directly into gift wrap paper, which in turn makes them easy to stack. This is great if you have a box of gifts you’re already bringing and don’t need additional protection for your individual gifts.
Find the Perfect Gift at Berle
While knowing how to gift wrap clothes this holiday season is important, it’s what’s on the inside of that wrapping that really counts! To that end, we recommend making a great gift of some of the high-quality tailored trousers you see here at Berle. Browse our selection today.