Post # 1
Hi Bees, this is my first post ever so please bear with me:
I recently ordered a KitchenAid 5-qt Stand Mixer from my friend’s wedding gift registry and I won’t actually see the item in its box until the day when I am planning to deliver it to her parents’ home (I live on the west coast but delivered it to the east coast).
The thing is, I want to gift wrap the box before I bring it over to her parents’ house. I’ve heard that the boxes are very big and difficult to wrap / challenging to find the right sized gift bag.
I did a Google web search, Google image search, and a WB search but didn’t find any guidance for wrapping said mixer; so, maybe my question is flawed. Regardless, I hope one of you can appease my anxiety.
For now I am wondering:
1) Is it true that KitchenAid Mixer boxes are too large to gift wrap (whether paper or bag)?
2) If so, does anyone have suggestions or picture ideas of how to wrap the present?
3) Or, do people not even gift wrap presents like this? Should I just stick a bow on it and call it a day?
Thank you for your help!!
** Edit: I found a decent YouTube tutorial on wrapping large gifts so maybe I’ll figure it out. **
Post # 3
Honestly, it would be more convenient if you had it shipped to the address on the registry and give her a card at the wedding with a little picture of it inside. You could also just write something cute about it, like hope the magic mixer brings you a lifetime of perfect cakes…
Post # 4
I’m not sure…my mom wrapped mine just fine though.
Post # 5
I know! I didn’t even know that shipping to the couple was a “thing” until after I already ordered the item and it was en route in shipping. So sadly, I won’t be able to send it directly to them. Would have been SO much easier. 🙁
But thanks for the advice!
Post # 6
Oh my god, can you be my friend?? I already have a KitchenAid mixer but here in Australia I had to pay around $650 for it, ouchiwawa.
Just get a lot of wrapping paper, that’ll do it. You might need two rolls but it is entirely possible.
Post # 7
nothing is too big to wrap, ever. I’ve done magical things with gianormous boxes, it just takes some time and creativity. I probably would have just paid for the registry place to wrap it in this case and had it delivered directly to the recipient in this case but too late for that now.
Post # 8
Its not impossible to wrap, a few friends and I got a girlfriend one for her shower and we were able to wrap it, but I don’t have any pics for you. That being said it is rather large and you’ll probably need a lot of paper. Another option would be to take a picture of one and enclose that in a card then give her the big box after and you won’t have to worry about wrapping it.
Post # 9
Well, if it’s this box then I don’t see a problem, you wrap a pretty paper and stick on a pretty bow and you’re good to go!
Post # 10
It’s no harder to wrap than any other large present like luggage.
You can get the dimensions off vendor’s websites so you will know ahead of time what length and width of wrapping paper you will need.
Another idea is to wrap it in a tablecloth. Add a couple of great silicone spatulas for a bow decoration.
Post # 11
You can definitely use gift wrap. My sister wrapped one for me for last Christmas and I’m sure there wasn’t a problem.
Post # 12
I got one for Christmas two years ago from my parents (I’m not spoiled, I swear – it was my only gift that year and I’d been asking for one since I was in junior high!) – they had it wrapped like a normal gift – I think they had to use longer wrapping paper than standard, but it was just wrapped like normal.
A warning, though – they are HEAVY, so make sure you can carry it after you’ve wrapped it (and don’t use glittery wrapping paper or something since you’ll likely be carrying it against your body).
Post # 13
Ya’ll make me feel like such a wedding gift buying noob, lol.
I will definitely wrap the present…I just wish I’d known there were more convenient ways to do it before I purchased it. FI and I will be in town only for a very short amount of time and have a million other things to do while we’re there (for example, plan my own wedding, haha, in between attending my friend’s wedding and FI’s grandfather’s birthday!). At least I’ll know for next time.
I am a majorly patient perfectionist so I’m sure it’ll end up looking fine. Thank you for inspiring me to know that gift wrapping the mixer can be done!
You are cracking me up with your comment. I had immediate heart palpitations when I saw the Aussie price for a mixer!
Fortunately, I bought this one on sale and with a 30% off coupon (plus there’s a rebate floating out in the world if the couple wants to take advantage of that), so it didn’t do nearly as much damage.
Post # 14
Oh man, thank you for the warning about the weight!! I am really not-so-strong so that is a MAJOR tip. Fortunately, I’m not a very glittery person either, lol.
Post # 15
Very cute idea! Sadly, I don’t think I’ll have enough time in our schedule to plan out something so creative.
Post # 16
It’s too heavy to put in a bag and carry by the handles. To not tempt the fate of having someone pick it up by bag handles and it rip the bag, i’d just wrap it with wrapping paper. Problem solved!