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Book Review: Giftwrapped by Jane Means

By Ronniejt28 @hurtledto60

If you are anything like me, you may take a lot of time deciding what to buy people as a gift, whether it be for birthday, Christmas or just to say thank you. Do you spend as much time in selecting the wrapping? I know I don’t always do this and just wrap it up in any spare paper I have in my draw at the time.

There is something almost breathtaking to receive a gift that is beautifully wrapped and there will be a great deal of pleasure on the giver’s behalf to see the recipient’s response. Why not, therefore, go that extra step and spend a little extra time in turning your simple gift into a glorious gift? Even the most plain present can be transformed into a sensational gift when wrapped in interesting paper and tied with an intricate looking bow.

Jane Means is a professional giftwrapper and has a fabulous blog http://janemeansblog.com full of ideas to wrap even the most intricate shape, as well as a website http://www.janemeans.com which sells a myriad of ribbons, tissues and papers to name but a few items. Jane also runs courses on giftwrapping across the country. You can even buy course vouchers to give as gifts, and I bet if you look on the website you will find an interesting way to wrap the voucher!

Can’t afford a course, or find the time? Then all is not lost, Jane has written a book called ‘Giftwrapped’ which is due to be published by Jacqui Small LLP on 20 November 2014.

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There are no end of suggestions on how to wrap the oddest of shapes. One particular idea I love is for a magazine subscription. Choose your magazine, buy a current copy, roll it into a tube shape and wrap it up in a vintage scarf.

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The book provides detailed guides on wrapping, tying and great ideas for special occasions, accompanied with wonderful photographs.

Giftwrapped is published on 20 November 2014 at £20. Usually at this part of a book review post I usually give away the books in a competition. Sometimes, I find it hard to part with a book I particularly like, and this is one occasion where I am going to disappoint you as I am going to keep this book for myself! I thoroughly recommend ‘Giftwrapped’.


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