For some people, giving a gift can often be as much fun as receiving one (well, almost!). It’s always a nice idea to add a little pizzazz to your presents by putting a bit of effort into how you hand them over. Rocking up with an unwrapped gift in a plastic bag from the shop you bought it from says, “I bought this gift because I had to.” On the other hand, a clever or unique gift reveal shows someone you really made an effort. For example, when the tooth fairy visits your kids, she might leave behind a trail of pixie dust (gold glitter) as well as a gold coin. Try coming up with creative ways to present your gift to further add to the element of surprise. Here are some other suggestions...
This is where you hide your gift somewhere the recipient will stumble upon it, getting a pleasant surprise. It needs to be somewhere they go regularly, like a sock drawer (but probably not if the gift is socks!), the bathroom cabinet or even a bicycle helmet for regular cyclists. Be mindful of potential damage and never, under any circumstances, use the oven – many a chocolate Easter bunny has been murdered that way.
Your friend or partner will expect the gift to come from you, so mix things up a bit. Go out to dinner and arrange to have one of the waitstaff to hand over the present. Does the recipient have a dog? Try attaching the gift to the pet’s collar, though remember the less human a delivery person, the greater the risk!