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PERFECT PRESENTS Deciding on and buying the gifts for your nearest and dearest is only the start of it. To give your gift that extra special touch, it needs to be wrapped with the same tender care that you took in choosing it. We have a few great ideas that will add a lovely touch to any gift, big or small and will help you add that personal feel to your gift that makes all the difference. We have a few tips here for those of you less adept at wrapping too, so read on to help your gifts sparkle like the star of Bethlehem!

THE SEVEN SIMPLE RULES OF WRAPPING!

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Don’t get stressed out, enjoy the creative challenge that wrapping your gifts gives you and perhaps take that creative inspiration into your latest room design challenge.

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