This Wrap Story is part of a mini-series, documenting every present I’ve wrapped since the launch of The Gifted Blog. Click here for the whole series!
Isetan department store's 10th floor: the stationery floor.
I know I'm biased, but I'm going to go ahead and say that the Japanese make the best pens. Japanese pens have accompanied me through many an inductive Bible study, film studies lecture, and countless journal pages. Specifically, we were on the lookout for my college favorite, Hi-Tec C pens, as well as newer favorites, Signo pens. We found them waiting for us in a neat display of rainbow colors.
Back home, I decided to try for a simple wrap. Straightforward gifts call for straightforward gift wrap, otherwise there's too much build up! I tried wrapping the pens in the bag they came in.
Much better! The softness of the newsprint was much more forgiving. Bows of yarn and embroidery floss brightened things up. I matched the color of the bows to the pens so I could tell which pen to give whom.
And really, isn't it all in the details?