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Gift Wrapping Ideas for Interesting Gifts

Gift Wrapping Ideas for Interesting Gifts

Gift Wrapping Ideas This is a topic close to my heart. In fact I could wax on all day about paper styles, colours and gift wrapping ideas because it really is an endless topic and I am a chatter box to that helps. It would all be my own opinion of course though I do have plenty of experience. Firstly the purpose of gift wrapping presents in my opinion is to thrill and excite the recipient. To do this you employ everything at your disposal.. Your knowledge of the person, their likes and dislikes, dreams, wishes and sometimes you even...


You Want to Know How to Wrap a Present

You Want to Know How to Wrap a Present

 How to Wrap a Present the Easy Way 1 Hi there! You are on the hunt for gift wrapping tips and tricks and have found your way here to Parade Handmade where our business is gifts and gifting ideas. I will therefore endeavor to give you an idea of what's to come so you can skip to that part if you need to... ======== Skip to the end for a list of questions to ask in preparation for wrapping! & Skip to.. Part 2  Alternative gift wrap ideas.. Part 3  Chord, string or ribbon etc. Part 4 How to wrap...


Unusual and Unique Gifts and Buying Tips

Amanda Coen

Tags Quirky Gifts, Unique Gifts, Unusual Gifts

Unusual and Unique Gifts and Buying Tips

On the Subject of Discovering Unique and Quirky Gifts We love quirky gifts at Parade Handmade. It is what we are all about. The freedom of creation and the freedom to follow where the path takes you. Practicality plays a part but not always in preference for unusual gifts and unique gifts. If gifting is not your forte you may appreciate some pointers in the quest for these desirable things.. It is not as difficult as you may think but you do have to put your thinking cap on. Remember, price is not always as good indicator and neither is...


Unique Gift Ideas to Thrill and Excite

Unique Gift Ideas to Thrill and Excite

The Expected Gift Lets start with the 'expected gift'. You know what I mean. The ones that are partially or mainly needed and simply pose as gifts such as the mobile phone upgrade or the replacement earphones, screen protector or Winter boots etc... Where these things bring you a little bit of excitement and thrills, they don't really strike a special chord even if they are the exact edition or model you imagine. They are what you would buy for yourself given the chance. So there is no real surprise factor or uniqueness factor either. You see? These kinds of...


Who Puts Christmas Gnomes in The Attic?

Amanda Coen

Tags Christmas Gnomes, Gnomes, Gonk

Who Puts Christmas Gnomes in The Attic?

Gnomes in the Attic   If you look up 'gnome' online and synonyms of that word you will find that gnomes, elves, gonks and goblins amongst others are all lumped into the same category. It is even suggested the terms are interchangeable. I find that hard to believe as each has fairly distinct characteristics and of course some similarities.   To my knowledge Christmas elves are often slim nimble and busy little creatures with pointy hats and pointy shoes with big buckles and they wear a sort of tracksuit with a pointed peplum ending below the waist which comes down...