We love Christmas here at Britannia and are feeling very festive with all the beautiful decorations on board. This week, we caught up with our Shop Manager, Louise, who recently learnt the tips of the gift wrapping trade with the 'Gift Wrap Guru' Jane Means.
In the video below, Louise shows you how to wrap a bottle step-by-step, with her top tips for perfect presentation.
This week we also met with quite possibly the biggest fan of Christmas in the Britannia team - our Senior Event Manager, Diane McRae. Diane has been with our Events team for over 6 years and is responsible for ensuring every event runs to perfection. Who better to ask, we thought, for some top tips for planning a stress-free Christmas.
1) Keep a Christmas journal - it helps me remember who I bought for last year and what I gave them, so I don't get the same thing twice! I start my shopping early and also use the journal to help plan my festive menus, from Christmas Eve, through to Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
2) Plan festive get togethers in advance - everyone is so busy during December, that I like to get in touch with friends early to make sure we can all meet up for festive drinks, or go to the Christmas Market in Edinburgh.
3) Buy your cards/paper/ribbon in the January sales - it seems early, but saves the rush in December and means I get everything posted on time too. I like to colour co-ordinate my paper and cards to make it easy to put things together and have a 'wrapping box' to keep it all together, including scissors and sellotape.
4) Buy and wrap a few extra gifts - however organised you are, there might always be someone who surprises you with a kind, unexpected gift. I keep a few small ones wrapped in my house just in case.
5) Keep the last week in the run up to Christmas free - with all your Christmas shopping and wrapping done, put your feet up, enjoy time with friends and family, and a very well earned glass of fizz!
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