I’ve never been one for gift wrap, but leave it to the Japanese to make me reconsider presentation. Furoshiki, the art of wrapping parcels and gifts in decorative cloth, is so practical and thoughtful I couldn’t help but be wooed. It’s sweet to wrap up baby gifts in these gift-from-a-stork-style bundles, and makes whatever little […]


I’m a bit challenged in the gift-wrapping department. That’s why I always keep a roll of pastry twine on hand. It looks great with any solid paper (white, craft, or silver are best). My favorite is the red and white.

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