Wrap it up

THE talent of good gift wrapping- you’re either born with it, or you’re not. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or your presents looked like they were haphazardly wrapped in the car during red light stops, here are some tips for preventing upper back pain and making the gift-wrapping process more enjoyable:

Organize your supplies: Keep all your wrapping essentials (scissors, tape, ribbons, etc.) in a designated, easily accessible space. This can help minimize frustration and save time searching for misplaced items.

Choose an ergonomic workspace: Ensure that your wrapping area is well-lit and has a comfortable chair or stool. Adequate lighting can reduce eye strain, and a comfortable workspace will contribute to a more pleasant wrapping experience.

Incorporate personal touches: Add a personal touch to your gifts with creative and thoughtful touches, such as handmade gift tags, personalised notes, or decorative elements that reflect the recipient’s interests. This can make the process more enjoyable and fulfilling.

Get creative with wrapping materials: Explore alternative wrapping materials, such as fabric, scarves, or themed reusable gift wraps. This not only adds a unique touch to your gifts but also reduces environmental impact by minimising waste.

Listen to music or a podcast: Create a festive atmosphere by playing your favourite holiday music or listening to a podcast while wrapping. This can help turn the task into a more enjoyable and relaxing experience.