Wrapping your presents

Caroline Beckett

Website Editor, johnlewis.com

You've thought about what to buy this Christmas, you've chosen the presents carefully, you've got them home - along with wrapping paper, gift cards and sticky tape . Now comes the tricky bit: wrapping them. Some of us have the knack; others, me included, appear to make a dog's dinner of what should be a simple task. I can just about manage to cover a square box alright, but I'll pass on adding ribbon or bows. And if it's an awkward shape - forget it.

In this video, two of our Partners from John Lewis Watford show you how it's done properly: gift boxes festooned with ribbon, presents given the luxury look with pleats, and 'funny' shapes made to look elegant.