This year, Father’s Day falls on 18th June in Singapore. Yes, we just celebrated Mother’s Day about a month ago. But we have not yet arrived at a hiatus from getting gifts (until Christmas). There is Father’s Day to prepare for. Plus, don’t we dare get something less special or meaningful for our Daddys than what Mom received, lest they start comparing. And get your Mom involved in the gift shopping because it’s more likely she will know what Dad really wants just in case we’ve not been paying attention.
We have just the suggestion on what would make a great gift this Father’s Day. While surfing on Facebook aimlessly one day, we were completely swept off our feet by this clever key holder called KeySmart. It holds your keys like how a Swiss army knife would hold its blades. That is super cool because not only does it keep the keys organised but the stacked key arrangement creates a flat and narrow configuration. So gone are the jingly-jangly bunch of keys that takes up space in our bags and bulges from our pockets. The KeySmart key organiser keeps our keys well-behaved and easily tucked away in much smaller confines. It is expandable to hold more keys (up to 100 keys!) and is the perfect gift for our Gatekeeper-in-Chief.
This cool product, unfortunately, comes in a simple plastic zipper (or Ziploc) bag and is delivered in an unglamorous padded mailer envelope. The good news is we still have a great product but that can be a pain to gift wrap. KeySmart is small enough to fit in your hands. So for gift wrapping, we designed an envelope out of cardstock measuring 6 by 4 inches to add a little more volume to the gift. This adds some element of surprise and mystery when receiving slightly bulkier gifts. It is also a great way of using up scraps of leftover cardstock.
Watch how we do it:
Firstly, we used a tissue wrapper to wrap the plastic zipper bag containing the KeySmart key organiser and all its accessories.
Then we take a piece of cardstock measuring 8 by 8 inches and scored the envelope fold lines measuring 6 by 4 inches. Four notches were cut at each side of the envelope to make folding easier.
Place the tissue-wrapped item onto the middle of the envelope.
Fold the envelope along the fold lines, making sure that all the corners meet at the center.
We made a band from a strip of patterned cardstock measuring about 1.5 inches wide. Place the band along the width (shorter side) of the envelope.
Bring the band all the way round to the back of the envelope and secure with double-sided tape.
Turn over the envelope so we are facing its front (the side with flaps), and place a sentiment tag onto the band.
Decorate with a small embellishment, for example, this tiny bow made from sheer ribbon.