8 creative gift wrapping ideas to inspire you

As we're gearing up to gift-giving season, it's worth remembering that your present's packaging design is an integral part of the gift experience. Wrapping your gift in the normal way can sometimes make the event a little lacklustre – and as creatives we should always be looking to do things in new ways.

So to give you some inspiration, we've collected together eight examples of gift wrapping that goes the extra mile. Can you do better?

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, T3.com and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.