Monday, August 25, 2008

Judging A Gift By Its Bag...

A gift is made double-sepcial if the package it arrives in is beautiful. The thought of a beautifully wrapped, thoughtfully picked gift excites everyone. And I never undermine the importance of ensuring that the gift is packaged beautifully. In fact, I sometimes end up liking the gift-packaging as much as the gift itself! A couple of years ago, I bought a lovely book on making gifts extra-special by packaging them beautifully. I often use home-made packaging, but recently, at a trade exhibition, I could not resist picking up a few ready-made ones from their collection. I used one of these for packaging the birthday gift of my sister-in-law. She loved it! I am posting a couple of pictures of the bag. I will try and visit their store and get some more pictures for you all.





I am finally getting convinced that my Blogroll won't assemble itself miraculously, and that I will have to do it myself. Wish me luck!

13 comments:

Sunset Goddess said...

Absolutely true...packaging is a most important part of a gift!
Love this one!

Richel said...

That packaging is wonderful! I think I'd be happy with just the packaging!

The Clothes Horse said...

That bag is so lovely. I quite agree on packaging being important. When I run out of materials I wrap in newspaper and add a pretty ribbon--it always causes a (good) stir!

Vain and Vapid said...

I totally agree, I spend way more time shopping for Xmas wrapping than I do buying some of the gifts.

Good luck with the blog roll, I have been planning to update mine for almost 6 months and counting....

Absolutely Fabulous said...

wow !!! as in all things, packaging makes a big difference.
missed you prati!!! see you

Bombchell said...

wow that is definitely the prettiest gift bag ive seen. I wonder where i can buy one.

Pratishtha Durga said...

Clothes Horse: I have done that on a couple of occasions. It makes for stunning packaging, really. I also use crumpled brown paper, with multi-colored ribbons.

Richal: I know what you mean. I really love to save good packaging. it makes the gift so much more exciting!

Merc: You should see their collection! It's awesome!

Pratishtha Durga said...

Vain and Vapid: Tell me about it. I am the queen of procrastination.

Absolutely fabulous: Good to see you back, lady. you have been missed. Hope your break was good.

Bombchell: I am sure you will find something like this online.

Breakaway said...

So True. Japanese wrap things beautifully.

yiqin; said...

I love gifts that are wrapped so beautifully & wit very pretty ribbons!e

indianrosefashionista said...

I think a nice gift bag, wrapping paper and ribbons/bows etc always make a gift a little more special, and i think if it's home-made, it just shows that you have put that little bit of extra thought into the gift :)

Oh by the way...i apologise for my stupid blog, for some reason it thinks your comments are spam and need to be double checked! Im trying to see if there is a way to fix this though....

Breakaway said...

Hi,Thanks for all your comments. You re still very young!Enjoy and don't take things too seriously.I ve been there!

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

the gift bag is precious! gift packaging is very important,first thing one sees.
muah
marian