gift wrap


gift wrapped; gift wrapping; gift wraps

transitive verb

: to wrap (merchandise intended as a gift) decoratively

Examples of gift wrap in a Sentence

The store will gift wrap your purchases for you.
Recent Examples on the Web This year, the store has a special destination for holiday shopping: the Holiday Shop, a pop-up located in the former Little Leaf space at 14th and R streets NW, stocked with ornaments, glassware, gift wrap and exclusive items not at other Salt & Sundry locations. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 22 Nov. 2023 Etsy predicts the opulent era’s impact will be seen in intricate patterns found on and under the tree as both ornaments and gift wrap, as well as through platters and vases on tablescapes and mantels. Kristina McGuirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Nov. 2023 Wrap your tree in plaid ribbons in lieu of a glistening, tinsel garland, or opt for a pile of presents nestled underneath in your favorite plaid gift wrap. Cameron Beall, Southern Living, 13 Nov. 2023 Here, the Christmas tree decor and gift wrap coordinate with the room's existing oversized abstract painting, helping the room retain its modern, cohesive look. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 2 Oct. 2023 These Christmas gift-wrapping ideas will show you how to mastermind last-minute holiday gift wrap with household supplies as unassuming as graph paper and Sharpies. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 1 Nov. 2023 Create your own farmhouse gift wrap with stamps or a stencil. Megan Boettcher, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Aug. 2022 Blue ribbon, in tones picked up in her home's color scheme, gets woven into her Christmas tree and tied around traditional green and red gift wrapped presents. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 2 Oct. 2023 They can be used as tray liners to elevate service, unique gift wrap, and a variety of craft projects. Carrie Honaker, Southern Living, 27 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gift wrap was in 1936

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Cite this Entry

“Gift wrap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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