You'll Be That Friend with Perfectly Wrapped Gifts This Year
Master this easy figure eight technique, which works just as well on presents as it does for a wreath or the top of a tree—just increase the length and width of the ribbon.
The Greenbrier Assistant Director of Retail, Elaine Hollandsworth, has mastered the skill of wrapping presents .The secret to her gift wrap artistry: big beautiful bows—not narrow, twinelike ribbon. "For adults, you can use a gift bag or even a bag from a nice store and put a bow on top," says Hollandsworth. "Kids' gifts must be wrapped so they can bust them open." She chooses a new gift wrap color and pattern every year; last year was red and chartreuse. "This will pull all of your presents together under the tree with your own special signature," Hollandsworth says. Her no-fail gift? "An unexpected food treat like The Greenbrier's famous frozen peaches [$25, store.greenbrier.com]. These are really great treats in December!" she says.