Gift Wrap Giving someone a gift is very common in our society. You want the wrapping for it to be lovely as well. This shows that person that you took the time to really think about them when you purchased it. Some retailers will offer to wrap the gift for you at no charge. Others will do it for you but at a very low price such as a couple of dollars. Generally during the holiday season you will see plenty of non profit organizations set up at the malls and various retailers offering such a service as well. For most of the rest of the time though you will be on your own to complete the gift wrap process. If you find there are always gifts to buy then you should stock up on the wrapping. You can often find it on sale and then buy several rolls. I always go the day after Christmas and get many rolls of gift wrap that I will use the next time it rolls around. You need to pay attention to the quality of the gift wrap too though as some of it is so thin you can’t hardly work with it. You can create your own gift wrap too which can be fun. Using paint, makers and even stamps you can make it on plain white paper or even brown paper bags. This is a great way to conserve paper and to save you money as well. If you do decide to buy gift wrap try to buy those that are made from recycled paper. This is a good way to do your part to cut down on waste in the environment. Some individuals use paper bags with some tissue paper on the top instead. They can easily reuse these gift bags as you will get plenty when your children have birthdays or for the holidays. It eliminates waste and you can find these gift bags in many sizes. For odd shaped gifts it can be much easier than using gift wrap. It can be difficult to get the hang of gift wrapping as well. You have to make sure you get enough of it to cover the item. If there is a design on the gift wrap you should try to line it up where the piece meet on the top. Using clear tape can help your gift wrapping job to look very nice. Make sure you cut the excess off the sides and the tuck the pieces in before you tape them securely into place.