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How To Wrap Odd Shaped Gifts

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Birthdays, baby showers, anniversaries, weddings, graduations, and other milestones and holidays… there’s never a shortage of reasons to give gifts throughout the year. And there never seems to be a shortage of odd shaped gifts to wrap, either.

If you’ve found yourself in a rut using boxes and bags for everything, you’ve come to the right place. No matter what you find on a friend or loved one’s wish list, we promise there is a way to wrap it and present it with class.

Here is the ultimate guide on how to wrap odd shaped gifts. These versatile wrapping videos will turn you into a gift-wrapping expert in no time.

How to wrap a cylinder

Several types of gifts come in a cylinder or circular shape. But don’t stress about wrapping them. There are a few creative and beautiful tricks to wrapping these types of presents below.

Tall cylinders

This tutorial from @mama_mila_au is perfect for round items or presents that come in cylinder shapes and containers, such as candles, coffee tins, games, and candies.

Round tins

Whether you make your own baked treats or buy them premade, tins of cookies are a popular gift. Here is a simple but beautiful technique from @effectivespaces to wrap these round tins.

Wine bottles

Do you typically just put a bottle of wine into a gift bag? Here are a few creative ways to give the gift of wine using wrapping paper instead. This fun tutorial is courtesy of @effectivespaces.

How to wrap large gifts

Not every gift is perfectly sized for traditional wrapping paper. If you have a large gift to wrap, try one of these unconventional tricks. 


The Furoshiki method of gift wrapping uses fabric in a Japanese traditional style. This tutorial from @shihomasuda_giftwrapping shows you how to use fabric for wrapping. You can use larger pieces of fabric for larger gifts.

Fancy Pleats

Just because the gift is big doesn’t mean you have to skimp on style. Here’s a tutorial from @janemeans for wrapping a large present that looks luxurious. 

How to wrap toys

Toys come in so many different shapes and sizes. Sometimes it’s tempting to just throw them all in a gift bag. But if you want to learn some ways to wrap toys as gifts, check out these tips and tricks.

Packaged toys

Parents know the difficulties of getting toys out of plastic packaging. Thankfully, @thefoldinglady shares a creative way to wrap them.

Small objects

Watch this wrapping video from @lenniamc for a versatile way to use wrapping paper. With this trick, you’ll be able to wrap almost anything.

Pick a present from your family member’s wishlist on Giftster and start wrapping – no matter how large or oddly shaped it is. Happy gifting!

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