For our Roo..., I tend to take products out of original packages to wrap them. (often we find vintage toys for her so I rarely have to think about it.) Somehow... a product that comes in a commercial box feels little "off" as a gift for my daughter. It is perhaps my reaction to the world of consumerism and materialism... and wanting to protect her from the influence... I know it won't be forever but for now... I indulge...
It's fun to see what we can wrap and adorn the gifts with even using simple materials such as kraft paper, linen towel, Paper Twine... and my recent favorite, found feathers!
Our choice of Paper Twine tie tends to be red... because the color red signifies "celebration" in Japanese culture. It is one of our signature colors for the shop too.
Do you have a signature color? Any thoughts and ideas in wrapping gifts?