Picking out holiday presents for all your friends and family is tough, but delivering your carefully chosen finds in a perfect, professional-looking package is even trickier. This year, forget fussing with yards of paper and finicky tape dispensers, and try this incredibly simple wrapping option from celebrity party planner Marcy Blum instead.
Blum, who’s put together events for LeBron James and Kevin Bacon, teamed up with HomeGoods to create the easiest holiday parcel that is pretty impossible to mess up.
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“When I’m not in my professional capacity, I’m like everybody else. I’m in my house with something that’s completely lopsided, or doesn’t fit into a bag or a box. It suddenly occurred to me: Why don’t you wrap it in another gift?” she tells PEOPLE.
Here’s the hack: Start by placing your goodies on top of a blanket, fold the throw over a few times, making sure the bundle covers each side of the items so they won’t fall out, and secure with a festive ribbon.
“I think it’s a fantastic gift for a first apartment or a new home,” Blum says. “It’s a way of making it cohesive and still fun.” Another perk? You get an extra gift out of the deal.
If you’re not sure what to put inside, Blum has a go-to gift idea that works for anyone: “People love frames,” she says. “You can’t walk into any beautifully designed home these days without seeing slews of framed photographs everywhere.”