Ok, I am a complete fanatic about wrapping gifts. I love it! My mom didn't like to wrap gifts, and she sometimes even had me wrap some of my own (she put them in boxes, and she knew I would never look). I am one of those people who will work with a package for a long time just to make sure all the lines, designs, etc. match perfectly. Everyone always knew when they got a present that I wrapped because they are so tightly wrapped that they can hardly open them! lol
Some tips I learned and thought you might want to use:
If you are giving two people in the same family an identical gift and you don't want them to figure it out, here is what you do (this only works if they are in oblong boxes, not square): Use paper that has a definite direction to it. Wrap one with the design long-ways and one with the design short-ways. You won't believe how different they look. I just wrapped 2 video sets for our one daughter, using the same paper in different directions, and one looks smaller than the other. No one has ever caught on when I did this.
If I think of any more tips, I'll add them. If you have any tips, please share them with us!