This DIY gift-wrap bow hack is exactly what you need for the holidays

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DIY Gift-Wrap Bow Hack
Christmas is on it's way and that only means one thing -- lots of love, tons of good food and last, but certainly not least, presents galore! If you're anything like us then your favorite part of the holidays isn't necessarily receiving gifts, but giving them. That look on your loved ones face after they unwrap that super special present is priceless. But we have to say, there is one part in particular about gift giving that we aren't too fond of -- gift WRAPPING.

Before you denying dreading this task, we'd like to point out that we get it -- there are some people out there who just so happen to be amazing at wrapping presents! Truth be told, we wish we had their skills. But for those of us who are gift-wrap challenged, then we've got the trick that just might change the game forever.

In case you haven't guessed it yet, we're talking BOWS. You know those pretty, often colorful things that sit on top of a gift? Well, before you write this off as difficult too, you should know that creating a big, fancy bow is easier than you think! Avoid the professional gift wrapping and do it yourself in just a few easy steps.

You'll need:
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Your gift (of course)
Here's what you do:
  • Cross the width of your present with the bow
  • Follow up buy crossing the length of your present
  • Knot up what you've got so far
  • Loop up 4 inches of extra ribbon
  • Snip it partly in half
  • Tie knot on package around loop on top of gift
  • Pull loop inside out then alternate
That's all there is to it. Happy wrapping!

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This DIY gift-wrap bow hack is exactly what you need for the holidays

FEED Kenya Bag

For every one of these bags sold, you'll not only support the artists who hand-beaded the bag, but you'll provide school meals for two children in Kenya for one year. 

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Marc Fisher LTD Yale Pointy Toe Chelsea Bootie

20% of the sale of these boots contributes to the Kode with Karlie Project, Karlie Kloss's scholarship program for girls who want to learn to code. Plus, if you post a story of an inspirational woman with the hashtag #MAKEYOURMARC, $1 will be donated to Kode with Karlie.

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Bloomingdale's Little Brown Bear

This little bear is adorable and contributes to a wonderful cause -- Bloomingdale's will donate $3.50 from every purchase to the Child Mind Institute.

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Yoobi Printed Notebook, 3 Pack

These notebooks are cute and functional -- plus if you buy anything from Yoobi today December 1, two will be donated to a classroom in need in the U.S. as determined by the Kids in Need Foundation. (Yoobi gives back year-round, but is doubling their gift for today only!)

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Stuart Weitzman Virgin America Pump

These festive red pumps also give back -- with each pair sold, a portion of the proceeds will go to the American Heart Association.

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The Body Shop Moringa Festive Pack Gift Set

This year, The Body Shop is partnering with WaterAid to provide families with safe water. Giving this gift provides one day of safe water for a family in Ethiopia.

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TOMS Taupe Suede Women's Desert Wedges

It's an all year 'round initiative for TOMS so you probably already know this one! With every pair of shoes purchased, TOMS will donate a pair to a child in need. 

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Warby Parker Reilly Sunglasses

They're stylish and chic, and they also make the world a better place. With every pair sold, Warby Parker works with partners like VisionSpring to donate a pair of glasses to those in need.

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Empowered by You x Rebecca Minkoff Underwear

Rebecca Minkoff partnered with Empowered by You for this collection, and 20% of the profits goes to helping women out of poverty and into business.

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Stella & Dot Enlighten Bracelet

This bracelet benefits Every Mother Counts, donating 20% of proceeds to the nonprofit that works to make childbirth safe for mothers and children everywhere.

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