Post # 1
I recently received a birthday gift online and it came gift wrapped. I actually found it kind of funny to open the box it arrived in – only to find another wrapped box inside. It was kind of like opening a present inside a present.
That got me to thinking that I typically never select the gift wrap option.
So, hive, what do you prefer? Will you think it’s strange to receive a gift in the mail (from the store) that wasn’t wrapped?
Personally, I don’t care – and actually feel the gift wrapping option is a bit of a waste (since I’m still opening a ‘surprise’ when I open the brown box!)
Post # 3
No I never do… it feels like a waste of trees.
Also, on our registry, we have opted to not give guests the option to “gift wrap”… it’s much more environmentally friendly IMO.
Post # 4
I guess it depends who I am sending it to a little bit, but it seems more official to receive a wrapped gift!
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
No, I think it’s much more environmentally friendly to skip the gift wrap.
Post # 6
If you ordered it online, it’s a waste…they’ll know by the box that you ordered it online and won’t care… If you bought it and are mailing a box inside a box anyway, then why not if you are a bow and paper color coordinator like I am! (But I mostly use gift bags and bows so they can be reused)
Post # 7
I usually do, but I also almost never buy gifts and have them sent directly to someone. Every gift we got from our registry that was sent to the house was gift wrapped. Pottery Barn does a nice job. 🙂
Post # 8
I used to, but since receiving a bunch of wedding gifts through the mail that guests purchased online, I really don’t see the point anymore. After ripping through the packing tape and digging through the styrofoam popcorn, the last thing I want to do now is unwrap more paper. But maybe I am just jaded after my bridal shower (opening gifts as a spectator sport is hard work, yo!) 😉
Post # 10
we just received a wedding gift off our registry from BBB and it was gift wrapped i loved it!
Post # 11
At Macy’s they let you choose whether to offer the option of gift-wrapping for your guests. I chose the “green” option. There’s a little note about the couple preferring no gift-wrapping upon ordering. I really like that they do this!!
Post # 12
Gift wrap is so saddening to me. Why waste trees to cover store-bought gifts when a tree is a gift all on its own?
Post # 13
I chose “other” because it depends on the price. If it is free, then whynot? If it is like 7 bucks…pshhh…no.