How to Wrap a Gift with a Surprise

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How to Wrap a Gift with a Surprise
Wrap a surprise gift inside another gift. (Andrew Bret Wallis/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Hiding a gift within a gift is a fun method to divert attention from the surprise inside. Although you can frustrate the recipient with multiple boxes that require opening, you can be more creative and hide the gift another way. Gifts hidden within gifts bring pleasure each time she opens a gift because she is not expecting another gift.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Jewellery
  • Puzzle box
  • Wrapping paper
  • Scarf, mitten and hat set
  • Jacket
  • Ribbon
  • Card

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Hide a small piece of jewellery inside a puzzle box. Theme the box to the recipient, such as a sailboat for a sailor or a shamrock for an Irish lass. Wrap the box in festive paper.

  2. 2

    Buy a matching hat, glove and scarf set. Place the wrapped puzzle box inside the mittens. Insert the mittens into the hat, and wrap the scarf around them. Wrap the package.

  3. 3

    Purchase a jacket that complements the hat, glove and scarf set. Place the wrapped set inside the jacket pocket, and then put the jacket in a larger box.

  4. 4

    Wrap the jacket box. Add a brightly coloured ribbon that matches your wrapping paper around the box. Tie the ribbon, and let the excess dangle down the front of your package.

  5. 5

    Write a message on a card, or fill out a name tag for the present. Tape the card or name tag underneath the ribbon.

Tips and warnings

  • Pick the gifts based on the recipient's interest and tastes. You will want them to enjoy all of the gifts in the package, not just the final surprise.
  • Hide a car key inside riding gloves or on a key chain inside a car safety kit.
  • Hide a pair of sunglasses inside a purse or briefcase.

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