105 Ways to Give a Book

Ways to Wrap a Book

I really wanted to do a couple of reviews today, but I realized that I haven’t done Christmas cards, wrapped presents, or returned my library books from the Cybils reading. So instead it’s the return of creative ways to wrap a book. This is at the end of 150 Ways to Give a Book, but who knows how many people made it that far. At this point, I’m not sure I’d trust Amazon’s shipping in time for Christmas, but if you want to make the gamble or have post-Christmas day festivities, you can still take advantage of the pre-shopping done in that list and this.

Wrap a Book
  1. Wrap your book up in solid paper and tie a cool scarf around it. This is from Hanukkah gifts with Old Navy scarves — just look at how the silver wrapping paper sets off the gray in the scarf. Masterful!
  2. For just a little something extra, make headbands the ribbons around your wrapped package. Red and white dots for Christmas, blue and white for Hanukkah.
  3. Wrap a cookbook in photocopies of your favorite recipes. A knitting book with your own favorite patterns. Or hey, wrap a book about finances in real money.
  4. Wrap your book up in a clever Threadless t-shirt. Want a literary theme? They’ve got that covered. But my favorite shirt has to be the Harry Potter inspired Tee Which Shall Not be Named.
  5. If you’re going the book gift card route, give it in a cute coin purse.
  6. Tuck a book or two in an Aeropostale tote. Three things to know. One, pick the solids for teens and logos for tweens. Two, don’t pay over $15 because these things are almost always on sale. Three, don’t think you can use another brand of tote unless you are very confident in your teen tote radar. Believe me, I know of which I speak.
  7. Strawberry bags
  8. Try reusable shopping bags — wrap in one, attach another in its pouch as a gift. These bags fold up into little strawberries. Cute!
  9. Stick a book inside another book — a book box, that is.
  10. Find a little booklight to put in the gift bag for a little late-night reading.
  11. Maybe you just want to attach a little something to the gift for fun. I suggest a keychain, an ornament, bangle-bracelets, locker magnets, or lip gloss. You can find these online, but personally, I go to the very back of Claire’s stores where they often have incredible discounts on such little things for tweens and teens. Honestly, the dollar stores have potential for this kind of little extra thing too.

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Tammy said...

Thanks for all the awesome wrapping ideas. I will be using them. Also your comment about the aero tote made me LOL....so true...so true ;)

Joan Budai said...

This is so creative! I would have loved to see under your tree this year :)

fitziane said...

You missed wrapping them in fabric. Here's a link to Jenn Playford's Furochic site. There are several videos where she demonstrates wrapping different things. The very first one is for a rectangular box which would work for a book. Down the page a bit are instructions for a double book wrap. They come out very well. I haven't wrapped anything in paper since I bought her book, Wrapagami, two years ago.

I should say I'm a long time fan. Best wishes for 2012!