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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Roma 'Emma' Glossy Rain Boots

These natural- rubber boots feature a quick-drying knitted cotton lining. For every pair of Roma boots sold, a new pair is donated to a child in need through Roma's "Giving Poverty the Boot" program.

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SM x Save the Children 'Off Duty Elf' Sweatshirt

Up until December 31st, 50% of the price of each jumper sold in the ‘Save the Children Collection’ will be donated to Save the Children, to help transform children’s lives in some of the world’s toughest countries! Check out the rest of the collection, here!

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ONEHOPE Gold Glitter Sparkling Wine

The California based wine company raises awareness and funding for charitable organizations and social causes. ONEHOPE donates half of its profits to different charitable causes or organization. After your friends finish the wine, this bottle can be used as great decor!

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MAC  'Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2' Lipglass 

Every cent of the selling price of Viva Glam goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. This limited edition packaging features Ariana Grande's signature. 

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TOMS For Apple Watch Tan Leather

TOMS for Apple Watch bands do more than just make a personal style statement; they make a difference by helping bring solar lights to people who need them the most. Where there’s light, there’s opportunity!

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LSTN 'The Bowerys' Cherry Earbuds

For each pair sold, LSTN helps restore hearing to a person in need through the Starkey Hearing Foundation.

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Philosophy Purity Made Simple

This award winning company donates a percentage of its product sales to mental health programs through its hope&grace initiative.

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STATE Bedford Greenpoint Backpack

This charitable backpack includes a main compartment with padded laptop pocket and organizers.For every STATE bag purchased, one will be delivered to a child in need packed with essential tools for success.

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TOMS Harlan Havana Tortoise 

These classic sunglasses with a tortoise frame featuring metallic accents to keep the shape super modern. With every pair of eyewear you purchase, TOMS will help give sight to a person in need. One for One®. 

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Honest Bubble Bath Cleanse 

Jessica Alba's The Honest Company makes sure to donate proceeds from each product to help fund educational programs for young women. This super foaming bubbles will leave the skin feeling soft and smooth!

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Lokai Classic Bracelet

This clever bracelet symbolizes the highest point on earth and lowest. The white beads represent staying humble carrying water from Mount Everest, while the black bead is meant to remind you to stay hopeful holding mud from the Dead sea. 10% of net profits will be dedicated to giving back to the community through a variety of charitable alliances.

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