Unlike most other things in life, when it comes to gifts it’s what’s on the outside that counts. Gone are the days when handing over something cloaked in a £1 roll of gaudy wrapping paper from a street stall will be deemed “acceptable.” No, no, no. It’s the 21st century: take it from us that your loved ones are probably expecting something a little bit more Instagrammable this Christmas.
To help guide us through the art of perfectly wrapping a gift, we have enlisted Ms Polly Glass, the co-founder of Wrap Magazine. This aesthetically pleasing biannual publication celebrates “contemporary illustrated living”, and each issue features exclusively commissioned illustrated pages that double up as tear-out-able wrapping paper. Scroll down for Ms Glass’s five-step guide.