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Gift Wrap Boot Camp with The Container Store

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Just in time for Christmas, a special blog post from our guest, Courtney Shaver of The Container Store.

We just can’t contain ourselves!  Today, The Container Store hosted 20 Southwest Airlines volunteers at one of our stores in Dallas to learn how to create a beautiful gift wrap presentation.

Our Gift Wrap Stylists shared tips and tricks for how to create crisp corners and perfect bows in a snap in preparation for our FREE Gift Wrapping events at five airports across the country on Monday, Dec. 21st!  We’ll be at Dallas Love Field, Phoenix Sky Harbor, Denver International, Saint Louis Lambert International, and Baltimore-Washington International Airport. To see the details of where we’ll be at these airports, check out

Other great gift wrap tips we shared with the Southwest folks?  Be sure to set the stage by finding a hard surface in your home to wrap on, and gather all of your tools before you start: double-sided tape, scissors, ribbon, tissue, and boxes.  Choose gift wrap that features a design that is proportionate in size to the box—small designs for small boxes and large designs for those big packages.  Be sure to keep the personality of the recipient in mind.  Do they love animals?  Sports?  A particular color?  Wrapping their packages with a personal touch lets them know you really care. And remember, if you’re traveling this holiday season and aren’t able to take advantage of our Gift Wrapping events in the airports, be sure you travel with unwrapped presents to allow for a smooth travel experience!

As a former Southwest intern and current employee at The Container Store, it’s fun to see our two special and fun companies come together to bring some unexpected cheer to travelers this holiday season.  See you at the airport!

Courtney Shaver, The Container Store