Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide - 12 tips for holiday wrapping & a 3 day giveaway for Canadians


I was recently invited to have lunch with Lynn Spence and although I wasn't able to make it, she sent me a package full of the Scotch Tape goodies pictured here and will be sending a package to one of my readers too! Since I am running behind, this giveaway will have the shortest duration than any of my other giveaways in hopes that my winner will be able to receive and use their new goodies for their holiday wrapping - just 3 days!  Please check out Lynn's 12 tips for holiday wrapping before entering the giveaway below.

Lynn’s tips for holiday decorating:
  1. Stock Up – Before you start wrapping, make sure you have all of the necessary supplies. Quality scissors and tape will make the gift wrapping experience a breeze (see proof points below):
  2. Stay Sharp – Have a sharp pair of scissors, such as Scotch Precision Ultra Edge Scissors, for cutting paper and other materials. It will allow you to achieve greater precision with your cuts. And if tape on your scissors is a pet peeve, Scotch Precision Ultra Edge Non-Stick Scissors use non-stick technology that means no more sticky build up on blades. 
  3. One of a Kind Tags – You can make your own gift tags by using the back of old holiday cards. Cut pictures or words from magazines, and paste them on the gift card to make it festive. Voila! Your own customized gift tag.
  4. Go Glam – Add luxury to your packages with glamorous materials such as metallic papers that will make anyone feel spoiled. Fashioned inspired animal print or sophisticated quilted paper will look luxurious under the tree.
  5. Mix It Up – Move away from traditional wrapping paper by incorporating new textures such as rice, foil and matte papers into your wrapping repertoire. Mixed colours and patterns are also a great way to add visual interest to your presents.
  6. Au Natural – For a more organic, eco look, use recycled papers or materials such as linen, Kraft paper, fabric remnants, burlap or a fabulous vintage scarf.
  7. In Lieu of Glue – For tasks where you’d traditional use glue, reach for Scotch® Double-Sided Tape, a no-mess alternative for light duty attaching and mounting tasks.
  8. Fit to Be Tied – Homemade bows are easier to make than you think. Simply tie the ribbon as you would a shoelace, and use fresh greens or other ornamentation to “dress up” the package. The recipient will surely be impressed with the “professional look” of the present!
  9. Stay Seamless – Scotch GiftWrap Tape features a unique satin finish that disappears on most gift wrap papers. Makes all your gifts look great! Easy to dispense and sticks securely.
  10. Make It Last – The joy of giving is always in style but before you start wrapping gifts, make sure you stock up on quality tape like Scotch Brand to ensure your packages stay sealed until its time to unwrap them.
  11. Waste Not, Want Not – Get creative with scraps of paper, ribbons and other found items to add pizzazz to your wrapping and help the environment by keeping these items out of the waste basket.
  12. ‘Tis the Season – Before you start gift wrapping, put on some holiday music, relax and have fun! Remember – it’s the thought that counts!

About Lynn:


Lynn Spence really knows home d├ęcor. She acts as a regular style expert on Citytv's CityLine, Around the House and Fashion Friday. Through her passion and enthusiasm for style and design, she creates inspirational ideas and solutions to appeal to the viewer’s lifestyle.

She is known for her past work as the decorating editor for Chatelaine Magazine producing decorating editorials and covers. After two years with the magazine she returned to a freelance career as a contributing editor for Canadian Home and Country Magazine and continues to style photo shoots for various magazines.

Win It!
One of my Canadian readers will receive a gift wrapped package valued at $50 which includes: Scotch: Magic Tape, Double-Sided Tape, Giftwrap Tape, Pop-Up Tape Handband Dispenser, Precision Ultra Edge Non-stick Scissors and Tape Dispenser Refills
Open to Canada Only, Ends December 20th

How to Enter:
Visit Scotch Tape Canada and tell me another product that you would like to try

Extra Entries:
Tell me which one of the above tips is your favorite, or tell me one of your own tips
Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect
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Christmas Gift Wrapping ideas from Lynn Spence and a #giveaway! #win a gift wrapped package valued at $50 ~ http://dld.bz/AP2U Ends 12/20

107 comments:

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#3 is a great idea - will try it this year!
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I like tip #12 because I do get stressed when wrapping gifts so I think that having music on and remembering to relax is a great tip!

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I like Tip #2- "Stay Sharp". I can attest to the fact that it is very frustrating not having a sharp pair of scissors to work with when wrapping gifts.

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After getting a blister yesterday from the scissors rubbing against my finger when I was wrapping presents, I would love to try the gift wrap cutter

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My favorite tip is to listen to holiday music while you wrap. That always gets me int he spirit.

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Id like to try Scotch® Easy-Grip Packaging Tape Dispenser

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My favorite tip is Stay Seamless :)

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I like the Scotch™ Precision Ultra Non-stick Scissors. Because I need a pair.
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The Glam things up is the best tip for me. I tend to be boring, and pretty is so much nicer.
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Favorite tip: One of a Kind Tags

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I like tip #12, put on the music and have fun!
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Favorite tip is the stay seamless!
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I'd like to try the purple glue stick. I like the idea of seeing where I put it!
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I like the Mix it Up and Au Natural tips. I like using unusual papers and decorations on my gifts.
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I would love to try the Scotch™ Thermal Laminator I am a laminating addict! lol

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One of a kind tags is my favourite tip. My moms been doing this for years!

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I like the Stock up tip--nothing worse than running out of supplies when you are almost done

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