Gift wrapping is one of the easiest ways to personalize a gift. In Japan, the art is known as tsutsumi. In Kunio Ekiguchi's book Gift Wrapping: Creative Ideas from Japan, tsutsumi is described as the "gentle concealment" of the object.
"Just as one helps a friend into a coat carefully and courteously, a gift should be wrapped tenderly and conscientiously." In that spirit, we offer up these simple but thoughtful ideas for presenting your present.
Above: A feather adds a flourish to a package; image via In Haus Press. Wrap with White Butcher Paper ($27.50 for a 200-foot roll at Amazon) and Grey Cotton Cord ($1.98 for 10 meters at Sight Green World on Etsy), and attach a Kraft Paper Envelope ($6 for 25 at Jam Paper) and a feather from your nearest coop.
Above: A little bit of glitter can go a long way; image via Fabulissime, Start with Kraft Paper ($29.45 for a 720-foot roll at Amazon) and embellish with Silver Curling Ribbon ($5.20 for a 500-yard spool at Amazon).