I believe that beautiful presentation is one of the most important aspects when giving a gift. The right gift packaging excites the senses so that the lucky recipient cannot resist touching the ribbon and feeling the texture of the wrapping. It also sparks immediate anticipation and curiosity - what wonderful surprise is hidden within?
This is why gift presentation is so important to me and my staff at Baby Stitch. We use only premium quality products for our hampers and personalise gifts with elegant name embroidery. We want our packaging to match these high standards and so we chose to present our gift collections in beautiful seagrass baskets or stylish white boxes complete with satin ribbon and hand-written card.
Time and time again I receive emails and phone calls about not only our unique gifts but our outstanding gift presentation. So I thought I would share my top five secret tips for creating your own sensational gift presentation.
1. Whether it’s a corporate gift or birthday present, keep it simple for a stylish result
The old saying that ‘less is more’ is absolutely true when it comes to wrapping your gift. Whatever the occasion, the first (and last) impression should be ‘quality’. What better way to convey quality than with understated yet elegant packaging?
Consider plain papers in neutral colours of white and cream, but make sure it is quality, heavy paper with a beautiful finish. The same principle applies to gift boxes - plain colours with a quality finish. Not only is this a modern and attractive way to present gifts, it also saves you time and money. You can buy in bulk and keep a ready supply of your favourite paper, and selection of plain boxes, which can be used for any occasion.
However, this doesn’t mean your wrapping has to be boring - read on for ideas on how to add the special touches that will make your gift a hit!
2. Create the WOW factor with colour matching gifts and wrapping
Different colours evoke different emotional responses and for stunning impact there is nothing better than a colour matched gift package.
Dress up a neutral base with a soft or strong highlight colour, to compliment your chosen gift or to suit the taste of the gift recipient. When in doubt a pale pink or green works well for girlfriends, wives and mothers, while boyfriends, husbands and fathers may appreciate a more striking black, brown or orange.
3. If you have a challenging shape, or collection of items, think beautiful gift baskets and boxes
This is our specialty at Baby Stitch - bringing together a selection of luxury products to create a very personalised gift package. Forget the old fashioned cane or wicker hampers - modern gift packages are beautifully presented in seagrass baskets or white boxes. The packaging is a present in itself, and environmentally friendly, as it can be reused around the home or for another gift.
4. Bring it all together with the perfect ribbon
Like all the other elements already mentioned, you need quality ribbon that compliments your gift and wrapping. We’ve come a long way from curling ribbon and pre-made bows. Choose a wide style in a material that feels good to touch - at Baby Stitch we use satin or organza and have a range of colours to suit our various gift hampers.
5. Everybody loves a personalised gift, so the final touch for any gift is a personalised message
Give some thought to the message you want to convey and capture this within a simple card that matches the rest of your gift and packaging. A hand-written note that has special meaning to you and the recipient will be treasured long after the rest of the wrapping has been recycled!
So those are my five tips for sensational gift presentation - and it’s not so hard to do. The difference between ordinary and fabulous gift wrapping is only a few moments of extra effort, and yet it means so much. Whether for a new baby, birthday, wedding, anniversary or to simply acknowledge a job well done, every gift should be chosen and given with care. Make sure your packaging reflects the care you have taken and only enhances the quality of your gift.
The joy of unwrapping a nappy cake escalates as each new layer emerges, and the beautiful, personalised items are revealed. Choose to personalise every layer with quality embroidery or make a single, special item the show stopper Mums will take time to fully appreciate their nappy cake, as more than likely once unwrapped, these perfectly essential items will find a home in the nursery.
Nappy Cakes make the ideal gift for every mum, from the most prepared to the least, for a first baby or a fifth. Fill her nursery with everything she needs and show her how much you care, with a personalised Nappy Cake, Baby Stitch guarantees she’ll love it!
Did you know that every item in your baby nappy cake is usable or re-usable? Obviously the nappies are an essential item, but the bibs, toys and other beautiful bits and pieces are washable and re-usable. Even the ribbon used to tie it all together can be up-cycled. More and more mums are environmentally conscious, and will be grateful for your eco-friendly gift. Baby Stitch selects only premium quality items so there’ll be no wastage and no replacing!
Nappy cakes are undeniably gorgeous, and always a talking point. They can serve as decoration in the nursery, a table centre at the baby shower, they can even be part of the baby shower games; guess how many nappies are in this beautiful nappy cake! The joy of nappy cakes extends far beyond the recipient; everyone loves to investigate these gorgeous mummy treats.
A cute bag with some bibs, bottles, washers, singlets, dummies and nappies is a nice baby gift. But imagine you’ve been handed the same items which have been lovingly chosen, personally embroded with bub’s name and presented in a beautiful display, showcasing each product and all wrapped with ribbon, boxed and created just for you. Wow! New mums are focused on their little bundle of joy, and will just love that you’ve put so much thought and time into sourcing a truly considerate, unique and personalised gift.
Every baby nappy cake contains essential items that new mums need, and some they don’t even know they need! Bibs, washers, singlets, toys, bath and bed essentials and of course a nappy or ten! Choose from one of the gorgeous Baby Stitch selection of personalised, hand rolled nappy cakes, or hand select every item for a one of a kind show stopper! New mums are usually exceptional at preparation, so they’ll appreciate the practicality of your nappy cake – the beautiful gift with a purpose. With a Baby Stitch Nappy Cake baby products are chosen for lasting quality and beauty, so mum and baby will appreciate your thoughtful gift time after time.
When you’re shopping for the perfect gift for a new mum, the choices seem endless and it can be an overwhelming expedition. But don’t worry, help is at hand. There’s one gift that ticks all the boxes when you want to show you care, a beautifully presented, quality nappy cake. Nappy Cakes, Baby Stitch’s most popular corporate and personal baby gifts, are beautifully presented, lovingly detailed baby essentials carefully wrapped up to create a show stopping multi-tiered cake. Baby Stitch Nappy Cakes are the perfect choice for a mum and bub you really care about.
If at the best of times, you struggle to choose gifts Christening shopping can turn the pressure right up! By searching for Christening gifts of quality, and not just settling for something mass produced in a department store, you’ve already shown just how thoughtful you are. And, you’ve come to the right place because all Baby Stitch Christening gifts are both personalised and of the highest quality, so you’re very close to choosing the perfect thoughtful, personalised Christening gift – and you thought it was going to be difficult!
There’s no point buying a very expensive religious gift if the parents are not the types to display or use it. Choosing something to the parents’ tastes is extremely important but combining that with the symbolism of the day can be tricky!
First, having the Christening gift personalised with the baby’s name is a wonderfully symbolic gesture as the entire Christening ceremony is about giving the baby a name, it can help you express your respect for the ceremony.
As water plays such a pivotal part in the ceremony, it’s no wonder personalised towels and bath time sets have become such a favourite choice for Christening gifts. Choose a design to match the nursery or bathroom and have it personalised with the baby’s name and bath after bath, you’ll show them just how thoughtful you can be!
This is especially important as a Christening is part of a life long commitment to the church and so the gift should be lasting. Unfortunately, these days, it is difficult to guarantee the quality of department store gifts so be very cautious when choosing the supplier of your Christening gift.
Choosing something of the highest quality can be difficult, especially if you are shopping on a budget. If budget is a factor, consider choosing one small, beautiful, personalised and unique gift over something larger and poorly made. Personalised bassinette blankets or customised baby hampers won’t break the bank but will melt hearts. Of course, every part of your Baby Stitch purchase will be tested to be of the very highest quality.