For as long as I’ve known her, she has wowed me with her crisp hospital corners, concealed sticky tape and artful ribboning. It’s her thing, so much so, she organises pre-Christmas wrapping trips away laden with rolls of paper, friffery and ephemera to focus on her craft with others equally talented in all things wrapping. They’re focused, they’ve trained and they wow every year. Here’s what I’ve learned from her. First gather your materials. I prefer low-cost brown paper – it’s usually heavier than printed wrapping paper, so easier to wrangle, and looks ‘old school package from the Postie’ cool. Wrap special gifts in tissue first – not the blow your nose type, but a few sheets of bright crisp coloured gift wrap tissue. READ MORE * Get crafty with paper Christmas decorations * Five budget-friendly Christmas decorations to make at home  * 6 of the best make-it-yourself botanical Christmas crafts  * 14 minimal approaches to decorating your home this Christmas   Tape is important. I often use washi tapes in colours or patterns, but invisible or clear is the preferred weapon of choice when battling those folds and joins.  For the...