Stacking your gift boxes into a gift tower can be a really impressive way to present them to someone. Find out how to do this properly here.
Being given a gift by someone is fantastic at any time.
So how exciting would receiving a whole tower of Christmas gifts be? Pretty cool right?
Well this is the kind of excitement you can create by stacking someone's gifts, rather than giving them to them separately.
By doing this you are creating something that looks visually stunning, and will have the recipient chomping at the bit to find out what's inside.
And these gift towers don't just look impressive, they come with a couple of advantages for the gift giver too.
For instance, you can control the order in which someone opens their gifts, as they are likely to start with the top box and work their way down.
This means you could create a 'gift sequence', where each gift relates to and builds on the previous one, before reaching the finale that you place in the bottom gift box.
And another advantage of a gift tower is you can mix and match expensive and cheaper gift items.
So it's a good way to package 'stocking filler' type gifts that may prove a bit underwhelming on their own.
And when it comes to what to put in there the options really are endless.
So all in all, a gift tower is a great way to present your gifts, and will seriously impress your audience.
However while gift towers may seem like just a bunch of gifts stacked on top of each other, there is a method to making them that keeps them looking so impressive, which we'll run through now.
The 4 Rules You Need To Follow To Get Your Gift Tower Looking Right
Gift towers can look fantastic and are a real eye-catcher, but you need to follow a few rules to get them right.
So don't just pile your gifts on top of each other haphazardly without any thought or consideration.
Instead take your time and get your gift tower looking like the thing of beauty that you want it to be.
Go from the largest box at the bottom to the smallest box on the top
This one is pretty obvious really.
But when you are creating your gift tower you need to stack the gift boxes in size order from largest to smallest as you go.
This keeps the tower balanced and secure, while also making it look the most aesthetically pleasing.
Make your tower neat and symmetrical
You are going to have boxes of different sizes in your gift tower, however that's no reason for it to look uneven or messy.
So try and stack the boxes so that they stay symmetrical and look good.
This will also keep the tower balanced.
And make sure they are stacked the same way so that all the folded sides are lined up with each other, which will keep things tidy and uniform looking too.
Keep your wrapping paper co-ordinated
Now you could use the same wrapping paper for all of the gifts in your gift tower.
But to really make it pop, try and mix it up a bit by using two or three different wrapping papers.
When done right this creates a beautiful effect, and really helps to separate the gifts when you look at the tower as a whole.
And you can get creative depending on the colours and type of wrapping papers you use, for example giving it an effect of being like a Christmas tree or a snowman.
Just remember to use wrapping papers that compliment each other and stick to the same colour scheme to pull this off.
Tie a neat bow around your tower with your ribbon
Now first and foremost, finishing your tower off with the perfect looking bow made from attractive ribbon will make it look fantastic.
However it also serves another important purpose, which is holding all of your gift boxes in place (this is where the gift towers in the photo above fail).
Not only does this keep them neat and symmetrical as you've planned, but it also stops the boxes on the top from toppling off and causing damage (both to the box and the gift inside).
So make sure you wrap your tower in ribbon from both sides, and tie your knot firmly to hold things in place.
And if you want to be extra careful, you can also add double sided tape between each box as you stack them to help hold everything together.
Examples Of Gift Stacking Done The Right Way
If you're new to gift stacking then take a look at the following videos to see how it's done.
These include how to tie the ribbon around your gift tower and tie an attractive bow, which is an important thing to get right.
Buy A Ready-Made Gift Tower Instead
If you're feeling a bit lazy, or short of time to go out and buy all of your gifts separately and then try to stack them into a tower, you could always take the pressure off yourself by buying a ready-made gift tower instead.
And there are plenty of options you could go for, with gift towers containing:
Alternatively, you can buy a set of empty decorative nested gift boxes into which you can place your own gifts.
There are many different designs out there to cover all occasions and tastes, and this will mean you don't need to do any wrapping.
And as an added bonus, the people you are giving the gift tower to can re-use the boxes afterwards, so the packaging almost becomes like a gift in itself.
Gift towers are impressive, and a great option if you really want to wow someone on their next birthday or special occasion.
In fact you can create a whole experience with your gifts by presenting them in a tower, as each new box reveals another level of joy and happiness.
And by following a few simple rules, you can get your gift towers looking fantastic.
You can also buy gift towers ready-made if you're pushed for time, and these can be a good option if you pick one that contains goodies that your special someone will love.
However, if you're feeling a bit evil and mischievous you could always make a gift tower like the one below instead.
That will leave an impression they won't forget for sure!