How to Gift Wrap a Book

three blue books wrapped with gold ribbon and pine cones

Gift wrapping a book is a simple but effective way to show your loved one how much you care. It also makes the gift look more presentable and professional. In this article, we will give you a few tips on how to wrap a book for a gift so it looks well-thought-out and special.

Why would you gift wrap a book?

When someone gives a book as a gift, it can be a very unique and personal present. It shows that the giver has put a lot of thought into it, and it can be a really nice way to show how much they care about someone. Books can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone, plus there are many benefits to picking up a book and diving into a story.

There are various ways to wrap a book, so it’s easy to find one that will fit the personality of the person you’re giving it to. Plus, it’s a way to show your creativity and how much you care about the receiver. So if you’re looking for a unique and special gift idea, wrapping a book is definitely the way to go.

hands tying silver ribbon on gift wrapped purple box

What you will need to gift wrap a book

  • The first step is to gather all of the materials that you will need. You will need wrapping paper, a gift bag, gift tags, a ribbon, scissors, and tape/double sided tape.
  • The next step is to choose the right wrapping paper from your selection. You want to find wrapping paper that is big enough to cover the book, but not too big so that it takes up too much space.
  • You will need to cut the wrapping paper to the right size and then cut the pieces of tape to match the size. Make sure that the wrapping paper is flush with the edges of the gift so that it looks neat and tidy, and you are folding the bottom edges correctly.
  • Next, you will need to put the wrapped book in a gift bag. The gift bag should be as close to the right size as you can to ensure it looks presentable. You can add in tissue paper if you wish.
  • The final step is to tie a ribbon around the gift bag. You can use any type of ribbon that you want, but make sure that it is long enough to tie a bow. If you want to add a gift tag afterwards then make sure it matches your wrapping, or as close to.

You don’t need to know how to wrap presents perfectly to do this, at the end of the day, it is the thought that counts.

Why you would give a book as a present

Books make great presents for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you have a friend or family member who loves to read, or maybe you know they’re in the middle of a tough time and a good book could help them escape for a little while. Some people can find reading to be a support for their mental health, this can apply to those of any age.

Picking a specific genre and matching it to your gift wrapping can show how much thought you have put into this idea. Whether it is for a Christmas present or a random present for the person you love, it can be the perfect gift.

black and red books wrapped with blue ribbon

The different types of book genres

There are all sorts of different book genres to choose from to wrap as a gift, so you can find the perfect one for any occasion and dress it up to fit in with the overall theme. 

Romance Novels

Romance novels are often seen as light, fluffy reads with little substance. However, a closer look at these novels often reveals that they explore powerful themes such as love, loss, and betrayal. In many cases, the relationships portrayed in romance novels are based on intense emotions and deep connections, which is what draws readers to these stories.

Romance novels can provide a great escape from the real world, and they often feature happy endings. Whether you’re a fan of romance novels or not, there’s no denying that they make for great gifts. So wrapping them in red wrapping paper printed with hearts, lips, glitter, etc. can bring out the themes in the book.

Mystery Novels

Mystery novels are a popular genre of fiction, and many people enjoy reading them because of the suspense and intrigue they provide. Many mystery novels have similar themes, such as investigating a crime or trying to solve a puzzle. These books can be a great choice for a gift because they are sure to please the reader. Wrapping these books in question mark wrapping paper, or Sherlock Holmes themed paper can add a fun angle to the book theme.

These types of novels make a great choice for someone who loves a good puzzle or who is interested in the legal system. When selecting a mystery novel as a gift, be sure to consider the recipient’s interests and preferences.

Foodie Books

Food-based books are popular gifts during the holiday season, as they can be enjoyed by cooks and non-cooks alike. Many foodie books have themes such as specific cuisines or cooking techniques. They can also be about the history of food or how it is produced.

These kinds of books make interesting gifts for people who love to cook, as well as those who are interested in learning more about food. They can also be a way to introduce someone to a new cuisine. If you know someone who loves to cook, a food-themed book would make an excellent gift. To make it extra special, you could wrap it in paper covered in avocados, eggs, melons, bacon, the possibilities are endless and very fun to decide on.

Wrapping a book as a gift is a great way to show how much you appreciate the person you are giving it to. You can also make it entertaining and unique depending on what the theme is. There are many ways to wrap a book, so choose the method that will best show how much you care. Happy wrapping!

 

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