Star Wars Day

Star Wars Day: May the 4th be with you!

Star Wars Day is a fully-fledged Star Wars holiday that is officially celebrated once a year. The idea of a holiday was not created by Lucasfilm, but the film company has fully embraced the day in the spirit of fandom! Ultimately, the day was created by the fans for the fans. Fans choose to host movie marathons, dress up in Star Wars attire, and host parties on 4 May, every year.

The phrase, ‘May the 4th be with you’, is a clever play on words. If you are not familiar with the franchise then you may like to know that the original line in the movie is, ‘May the force be with you’. The use of ‘May’ and ‘4th’ in one sentence is a clever play on words. The wordplay therefore perfectly lends itself to the special occasion!

This year, NetFlorist has chosen to embrace the world-renowned Star Wars Day. Our site is populated with various themed gifts, perfect for fans of the Star Wars culture. Here are our top 10 picks for the special day. Place your order online today for Star Wars gift delivery across the country!

PERSONALISED STAR WARS CANDY JAR

R299.95

Star Wars Day

May the force be with you this Father’s Day! Surprise your dad with this sweet candy jar, which has been personalised with a unique ‘May the force be with you’ sticker. The candy jar is filled with either an assortment of Lindt truffles(30), Ferrero Rocher chocolates, or mini Bar One chocolates.

PERSONALISED R2 TEA2 MUG

R149.95

Star Wars Day

R2-D2 would be really proud of a mug like this! Impress the Star Wars fan in your life with this adorable R2-Tea2 mug design, which is personalised with the recipient’s name. The cute gift is undeniably punny!

PERSONALISED PETROL YOUR SPOTTER T-SHIRT

R169.95

Star Wars Day

Surprise someone special in your life with this awesome t-shirt with a unique ‘Luke I am your spotter’ design. The t-shirt is also personalised for that special touch. *Available in small, medium, large and extra large.

PERSONALISED STAR WARS GIANT CUPCAKE

R599.95

Star Wars Day

Star Wars fans will just love this Star Wars Giant Cupcake, no matter their age! A giant vanilla sponge cupcake is covered in fondant and is detailed with butter icing. Star Wars decorations made out of fondant, top the cake. To make it even more special, the cake can be personalised and it comes presented in a black luxury keepsake box. Allergens: wheat, gluten, cow’s milk, egg, dairy. All our products are Halaal.

PERSONALISED FATHERS FORCE WINE CRATE

R399.95

Star Wars Day

Spoil your father, who knows the ways of the force, with a bottle of Raka Spliced (750ml). The bottle of fine alcohol comes presented in a wooden crate with perspex lid, which is engraved with an amazing ‘Ways of the force’ design. It’s also personalised with a message, making this one special gift for him!

PERSONALISED STAR WARS T-SHIRT

R299.95

Star Wars Day

Make that Star Wars fan’s day with this black men’s t-shirt, which features a cool Star Wars design. This is a great personalised gift for him! *Available in small, medium, large and extra large.

STORMTROOPER MAN CRATE

R399.95

Star Wars Day

If the man in your life loves his music, all things Star Wars and craft beer then this is the perfect gift! The Stormtrooper Man Crate contains an ultra cool Stormtrooper Notebook, a CBC Lager Craft Beer, and Reverb Folding Headphones, which is presented in the coolest man crate. He’ll be able to enjoy his craft beer, whilst listening to music and writing in his notebook. Spoil him with this amazing man crate filled with hours of entertainment!

COFFEE TROOPER BRO BUCKET

R399.95

Star Wars Day

Have this coffee trooper bro bucket delivered to the ultimate coffee lover! The bro bucket includes personalised ‘Coffee trooper’ mug, 100g Mexican coffee beans, a powerbank with the capacity of 2200 mAh, a USB and a Micro USB cable. The powerbank has a lithium-ion battery and it comes in an aluminium casing. Place your order and have the unique gift for him delivered next-day, countrywide.

PERSONALISED FLORAL TROOPER SHIRT

R299.95

Star Wars Day

Spoil the ultimate trooper with a black ladies t-shirt, which features a unique personalised floral trooper design. It is undeniably the perfect Star Wars gift for her, for any occasion. *Available in small, medium, large, and extra large.

PERSONALISED STORM POOPER ONESIE

R179.95

Star Wars Day

Brace yourselves, the storm pooper is here! This white long-sleeve 100% cotton onesie features a cute ‘storm pooper’ design which can be personalised with a name. This unique baby gift is perfect for a baby shower or just because! *Available in 0-3 months and 3-6 months.

Mother's Day

Leave your mom jarred this Mother’s Day!

Naturally, we will encourage you to place your Mother’s Day gift order for nationwide delivery via NetFlorist BUT, we’re also always interested in bringing you other gifting solutions. A common, inventive and money-saving gifting option is always DIY. Pinterest is packed with DIY projects that the recipient of your gift is bound to appreciate, but is ‘appreciate’ enough for you? Wouldn’t you rather love to leave your gift recipient absolutely jarred?

Lilac Bath Time Jar – R269.95

Mother's Day

Wash away those troubles and have a soak with bubbles. Spoil a loved one to the perfect bath time treat – small round glass keepsake jar filled with a large bath fizzer, 2 medium fizzers, a body sensations soap and a massage oil. There is really no other way to enjoy a bath. Send this pamper hamper with NetFlorist today!

Mother’s Day is around the corner, which means that you have less time to find the perfect gift for the special occasion. It is incredibly difficult to find a gift that shows your mom the respect and appreciation she deserves; one gift simply doesn’t sum up the roles she has played throughout the course of your life. So, although it is is nearly impossible to find that one gift that does it all, we can always try our hardest.

Personalised Floral Mothers Day Candy Jar – R239.95

Mother's Day

If you want to keep your mother happy this Mother’s Day, surprise her with our Personalised Nougat Mother’s Day Candy Jar. The jar is bound to satisfy her sweet tooth. Order this personalised candy jar with her name on it and have it delivered in a medium gift box.

Consider skipping the traditional gift wrapping route and rather opt for a jar. There are numerous online tutorials that instruct you how to assemble a gift jar. We’ve taken the time to comb through those articles and select the top DIY options specifically suited for Mother’s Day. Below are our top three picks. We have, however, decided to add some of our favourite ‘jarred’ gifts to the article just in case you decide that DIY just isn’t for you!

Spa in a Jar

She has spent countless hours running after you and your family. She works herself to the bone trying to balance work, family and regular household chores. Your mom, without a doubt, deserves to be treated to some pampering. Do so in the form of this Spa in a Jar!

You will need:
  • A clean mason jar.
  • Handcream and lip balm.
  • Nail file.
  • Face mask.
  • Bath bomb and bubble bath.
  • Hair treatment sachet.

Personalised Mothers Day Fruit Jar Set – R189.95

Mother's Day

Add your own personal touch this Mother’s Day with this Personalised Mothers Day Fruit Jar Set. Two jars have been filled with dried and diced strawberries, macadamia nuts, and speckled eggs. One jar’s lid reads, ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ and the second is available for personalisation. Add your personal touch with a special message for your mother. The jars are neatly and safely packaged in a gift box.

Winter Survival Kit

South Africa is officially in autumn but winter is fast approaching! Here is a winter survival kit that is everything your mom didn’t know she needed! This is the ultimate gift for mom this Mother’s Day.

What you’ll need:
  • A clean mason jar.
  • Gloves and thick socks.
  • Hand cream and lip balm to combat the dry air.
  • Hot chocolate sachets and mini-marshmallows for garnish.
  • Hand sanitiser, because washing your hands can be quite a challenge with the water being so cold.

Mothers Day Black Forest Cupcake Jar – R99.95

Mother's Day

Wish mom a Happy Mother’s Day with an individual Black Forest Cupcake Jar which is filled with layers of chocolate cake and a sweet cream filling, which is then layered and topped with a black cherry filling and shaved dark chocolate. This yummy treat is packed in a black keepsake box with unique ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ label. Allergens: wheat, gluten, cow’s milk, egg and dairy. This product may contain nuts.

Sewing kit

This Mother’s Day gift is both inventive and practical. As your mother will most likely be the one to sew that loose button back on or hurriedly fix that loose hem, this portable sewing is sure to come in handy! Kit the jar out with sewing essentials but choose to go the extra mile when it comes to the pincushion. Surprise your mom by transforming the lid of the jar into a pincushion!

What you’ll need for the pincushion:
  • A clean jar with ring and snap lid.
  • A small, colourful piece of material.
  • Pillow stuffing.
  • A glue gun.
What you’ll need:
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Needles
  • Pins
  • Buttons
  • Tape measure
  • Thimble
  • Stitch ripper.

Perfectly Manicured Gift in a Jar – R499.95

Mother's Day

Make her feel extra pampered with this amazing hamper which consists of a compact mirror and hair brush, a white turban head wrap, a manicure set, EOS lip balm, and EOS hand cream, all packed into a 2-litre glass jar! This unique gift will make any gal’s day!

There is certainly no harm in opting to take the easy way out. Seriously, you will find no judgement here! Scroll through our Mother’s Day range and simply place your order for delivery. Order before 9 May 2018 and NetFlorist will throw in a free box of Lindt chocs. Do all of this from the comfort of your device!

Thank

Say it with Thank You gifts

‘Thank you’ is a simple English phrase that carries significant weight. The powerful words have a way of creeping into the receiver’s heart. Most of us were taught to use the words ‘Thank you’ from a young age. By actively using the phrase, you are encouraging a culture in which your appreciation is successfully expressed.

Change the attitude of not showing gratitude by sending your loved one a ‘Thank You’ gift. We should definitely say the words more often and this International Thank You Thursday emphasises just that. Browse through our extensive range of Thank You gifts, ready for delivery nationwide. Choose to honour the day and the concept, by sending a gift via NetFlorist. Here are our top suggestions for the day:

THANK YOU CAKE POPS IN A PERSONALISED TIN

R349.95

Thank You

Say ‘thank you’ in the sweetest way possible, with this tin of delicious cake pops! They consist of vanilla cake which is mixed with vanilla butter icing and rolled into tasty little balls. The balls are then put on a stick and dipped into a white chocolate topping and decorated with blue, pink and yellow coloured sugar and colourful flowers. This tin consists of ten of these treats and is personalised with a unique ‘Thank you’ sticker with the lucky recipient’s name to make it all the more special. Send now! Allergens: wheat, gluten, cow’s milk, egg and dairy. All our products are Halaal.

PERSONALISED THANK YOU TEA TIN

R249.95

Thank You

Thank that special someone with this amazing tea tin, which features a unique personalised ‘Thank You’ label design. To get the tea journey started, 10 pouches of Pomegranate Infusion Green Tea are included. There is, after all, truly nothing better than curling up on the couch in winter with a warm cup of tea!

PERSONALISED THANK YOU FRUIT N NUT JAR SET

R189.95

Thank You

Show your gratitude with this set of two fruit and nut jars which are branded with unique ‘Thank You’ label designs which are personalised with a special message. Inside, is a combination of cashew nuts, cling peaches, macadamia nuts, and diced strawberries. The jars can be kept as keepsakes after the snacks have been devoured by your loved one!

THANK YOU WINE IN CRAFT PAPER

R189.95

Thank You

Thank a loved one with a bottle of Nederburg Merlot (750ml) or Nederburg Sauvignon Blanc (750ml) which comes wrapped in brown craft paper with a gorgeous ‘Thank You’ label design. It’s the perfect gift with which to show your gratitude! 

THANK YOU SUCCULENT IN SQUARE VASE

R99.95

Thank You

Show your appreciation with this lovely succulent, which is displayed with potting soil in a clear square vase with pastel ribbon and a cute ‘Thank You’ lollipop stick. The dessert rose is the ideal present because it is a hardy plant that requires little maintanence.

PERSONALISED THANK YOU CHOC TREASURE BOX

R499.95

Thank

Express your gratitude with this stunning Personalised Thank You Treasure Box. The wooden box with sliding lid is engraved with a beautiful “Thank you” design that has space for the recipient’s name. It comes filled with Lindt truffles in the flavours of Coconut, Cappuccino, Extra Dark, Irish Cream, Milk chocolate and White chocolate. The colour of the wooden crate varies. 

TULIP SHAPED VASE OF ROSES IRIS AND TULIP

R669.95

Thank

Tulips are FINALLY in season again and we couldn’t be happier about it! Show someone special how much you care with this gorgeous White Tulip Pot Treat. A vibrant arrangement of yellow roses, orange tulips, blue irises and ruscus is displayed in an elegant white tulip pot which will certainly be the focal point of any setting. 

PERSONALISED BLACK MARBLE THANK YOU CANDLE

R169.95

Thank

Thank a loved one with this unique candle gift. A vanilla candle is housed in a black frosted glass holder with unique ‘Thank You’ marble label design, which is personalised with a message. Upload the special message of your choice to be printed onto the label of the candle. NetFlorist will personalise the gift, package it, and safely deliver it on your behalf! *Size: 7.5cm (D) x 9cm (H). 

PERSONALISED THANKS FOR BEING SNACK TIN

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Thank

No matter what you want to thank him or her for, this snack tin is the perfect way to do it! A silver tin is branded with a unique ‘Thank you for being’ design which is personalised with a phrase and message of your choice. Inside, is a delicious selection of snacks including Pringles Original (47g), sliced biltong (100g), and droewors (100g). 

PERSONALISED SPOTTED THANK YOU TEDDY TIN

R269.95

Thank

A ‘thank you’ can go a long way, especially when done in such a special way! A cuddly brown teddy comes displayed in a tin with a cute ‘Thank you beary much’ label design, which is also personalised with the name of the lucky recipient. To make it even more special, you have the option of adding in a 38g mint aero slab and a 38g dark aero chocolate slab.

For more Thank You gift ideas, visit netflorist.co.za for more! A reminder that Mother’s Day (13 May 2018) is just around the corner. Take the time to thank your mom for the pivotal role she has played in your life. Browse through our range that is packed with incredible Mother’s Day gifts, each perfect in their own way!

Stationery

Top 10 picks for World Stationery Day (No. 6 is our favourite)

The older you get, the more time you take to admire the small joys in life. As a child, you would never have expected to feel an overwhelming sense of peace when holding your favourite pen. At that age, you would never picture yourself relishing in the feel of a new journal, pages empty and open to so many possibilities.  Our designers recognise that same joy and have therefore designed an entire category dedicated to personalised stationery.

World Stationery Day was designed especially to celebrate well, stationery, but also to celebrate the written word. As the world becomes increasingly digital, it is important to recognise the role stationery has previously, and still continues to play in our everyday lives. Here are 10 of our top stationery picks for this special occasion:

PERSONALISED KICK-ASS NOTEBOOK

R229.95

Stationery

Inspire that special someone to kick ass with this beautiful A4 or A5 blank notebook with unique ‘wake up, kick ass, repeat’ cover design. It’s also personalised with the name of the lucky recipient, making this a truly useful and memorable gift! Get this Personalised Kick-Ass Notebook delivered with NetFlorist.

PERSONALISED FLORAL PENCIL BAG

R129.95

Stationery

Everybody needs a personalised pencil case, whether it’s for school, work, or home! Spoil her with this awesome pencil case which is personalised with a name and beautiful floral design, making this one special gift! *Available in cream or black: 33cm x 15cm.

Personalised Make It Happen Mouse Pad

R79.95
Stationery

Make it happen with a round mouse pad (2.5mm thick) which features an inspiring ‘Make it happen’ design and is personalised with a name and photo. This unique gift is perfect for any occasion!

PERSONALISED TWINKLE BABYS FIRST YEAR JOURNAL

R249.95

Stationery

Give the spanking new mother the opportunity to document the first year of her baby’s life! Surprise her with this personalised twinkle baby’s first year journal. Personalise the ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ design by uploading the baby’s name to be printed at the bottom of the cover. This journal is perfect for documenting those extra-special first year moments. Fun stickers have been added to your purchase to make the entire process even more enjoyable!

PERSONALISED GENTLEMANLY DAD NOTEBOOK

R199.95

Stationery

Spoil that amazing dad of yours with this A5 blank 60-page notebook with awesome ‘You are the most gentlemanly handsome wonderful dad I know’ cover design. It’s also personalised with a name, making this a gift that dad will just love!

PERSONALISED TAKE THE BULL PENCIL BAG

R129.95

Stationery

Make sure he or she takes the bull by the horns with this awesome pencil case which is personalised with a name and unique ‘take the bull by the horns’ design, making this one special gift! *Available in cream or black: 33cm x 15cm.

PERSONALISED DONUT WORRY MOUSE PAD

R79.95

Stationery

Donut worry as this is one awesome gift! Spoil that computer buff with a round mouse pad (2.5mm thick) which features a cute ‘Donut worry, be happy’ design. It’s also personalised with a name, making this one unique gift for any occasion!

PERSONALISED LACE WEDDING JOURNAL

R249.95

Stationery

Kick-start the wedding planning with this personalised lace wedding journal. This stunning, yet practical gift will ease your loved one’s wedding planning stress, ultimately giving them the gift of ‘calm’. The lace design is available for free personalisation. Personalise the gift by replacing ‘Alexander’ and ‘Courtney’ with the names of the happy couple. Colourful and playful wedding-themed stickers have also been included as an extra. Order today for next-day delivery, nationwide!

PERSONALISED MOTHER LAVENDER NOTEBOOK

R229.95

Stationery

Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mom. Celebrate your mom this Mother’s Day. Surprise her with this personalised mother floral notebook. Order an A5/A4 notebook wrapped in wrapping paper.

Personalised Gold Name Pencil Bag

R129.95

Stationery

Everybody needs a personalised pencil case, whether it’s for school, work, or home! Spoil her with this awesome pencil case which is personalised with a gold glitter name, making this one special gift! *Available in cream or black: 33cm x 15cm.

Visit netflorist.co.za for some more incredible personalised stationery gifts. Browse the range and allow yourself to be inspired by our vast collection. Select the stationery piece that best embodies your loved one, personalise it, and have the gift for her or him delivered across South Africa, next-day!

Gift wrapping

This is the gift wrapping 411

As an online gifting company, we have our fair share of knowledge about gift wrapping, décor additions, present personalising and overall, creative ways of preparing gifts for your loved ones. Take a read below on what we think are the essentials for all things gifting related! We’ve also added some of our favourite Mother’s Day gifts, each of which has been beautifully wrapped by our expert gifting fairies. To begin, we asked our head of gifting Tayyieba Scott some ‘wrapped up’ questions:

What are the 5 most important tools you need to wrap a gift:

  1. The product, of course. Take into account the size of the present and the shape.
  2. Wrapping paper, enough to cover the whole product. You can also use newspaper, old brown paper, or even a black plastic bag.
  3. Scissors, right or left-handed. We suggest long-bladed scissors, not a standard paper cutter. We use an 11cm bladed scissors.
  4. Tape, we choose the pre-cut option that you can buy from any stationery shop. It should be the one that comes with the tape holder for easy use.
  5. Ribbon, raffia or string. This can also help hold the wrapping in place in certain hard to reach spots.

MOTHERS DAY BLACK FOREST CUPCAKE JAR

R99.95

Gift wrapping

‘Wish mom a Happy Mother’s Day with an individual Black Forest Cupcake Jar which is filled with layers of chocolate cake and a sweet cream filling, which is then layered and topped with a black cherry filling and shaved dark chocolate. This yummy treat is packed in a black keepsake box with unique ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ label. Allergens: wheat, gluten, cow’s milk, egg and dairy. This product may contain nuts.

How long does an average wrapping of a gift take?

It depends on the gift, some take 5 minutes but others can take about 20 minutes. The truth is a square gift is a simple structure with easily foldable corners. A hat box full of chocolates takes that much longer because we have to fold pleat’s into the wrapping paper and sometimes need an extra set of hands to fold.

What is the record amount of gifts you have wrapped in 1 hour?

This has never been tested but it could be a great team building exercise or competition for my department. I do know that the most hampers packed by one person in a day was about 90 hampers. But personally, I have wrapped 78 square chocolate boxes in just one hour. Once you get into a rhythm, the process does quicken up.

PERSONALISED WOODEN FLORAL BOX

R289.95

Gift wrapping

Spoil someone close to your heart with this wooden keepsake box of 16 decadent chocolate truffles, which is personalised with the name of the gift recipient. This special gift is perfect for any occasion!

Advice for people who prefer to wrap their own gift

  1. Always make sure you cut the wrapping to the correct size and that your sides look neat and tidy.
  2. Have the correct tools on hand.
  3. Add embellishments.
  4. Don’t cut the ribbon off the roll until your bow has been made, or else it might be too short.

Why do you think gifts should be wrapped versus placed in a paper bag with tissue paper?

The way we see it, a gift is personal and has the potential to be more than just a physical hand over, it is an exciting experience. For that reason, the first interaction is ‘sight’. We believe that a paper bag is impersonal and the easy way out. Picking colours, textures, and prints is all part of the gifting process and the sentimental aspect is what we are big on! So, take some time and make the effort.

What are the top 3 rules for wrapping gifts?

  1. Make sure that your measurements of your wrapping are the correct size for your gift.
  2. Carefully fold paper to accommodate the size.
  3. Once you are ready to tape, trim off the excess paper to contour the gift.

What would you use instead of wrapping paper to wrap a gift?

I have personally been in the position where I didn’t have enough wrapping paper and knew people would expect me of all people to have the correct tools. So, I did some research. I took a double piece of newspaper, sprayed painted it with silver spray paint, let it dry for 15 minutes and then used it. I have also seen a gift that was wrapped with a black plastic bag, it was quite different as she cut out triangle’s in certain places so it looked like a textured and patterned black wrapping paper.

PERSONALISED MOTHERS DAY FRUIT JAR SET

R189.95

Gift wrapping

Add your own personal touch this Mother’s Day with this Personalised Mothers Day Fruit Jar Set. Two jars have been filled with dried and diced strawberries, macadamia nuts, and speckled eggs. One jar’s lid reads, ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ and the second is available for personalisation. Add your personal touch with a special message for your mother. The jars are neatly and safely packaged in a gift box.

What else can you place on wrapping paper if you don’t have ribbon at home?

  • Glitter the gift- use some Pritt glue on the top side of the wrapped gift paper. Draw vertical, horizontal or a  diagonal line and then shake some glitter onto the sticky lines. Leave to dry and then shake off excess glitter into the bin. You can also make circular, heart-shaped or square lines and do as above. This is a nice touch for baby gifts, toddlers, young girls and anniversary gifts.
  • Add a flower if need be, again if it’s to a personal friend or relative. You can literally dry out any flower but we do, however, suggest a rose. Place the rose in the middle of a thick book and close it for 24 hours. Let the flower dry and then attach with double-sided tape. You can also use a fresh cut flower if you need some extra pazaaz and don’t have time to dry out the flower.
  • Stickers for children. Children love animation and bright colours. Use a primary colour wrapping paper such as blue, green, yellow or red and add stickers wherever you see fit.
  • Lego – use double-sided tape to create the initial of the receiver of the gift.
  • A lavender sprig. This I use when it is a female family member.
  • Feathers
  • Wire bows or wire squiggles.
  • Punched paper circles. Using a stationery punch, punch holes in colourful paper. You can use a variety of coloured papers, and stick them on with glue or Prestic. This gives the polka dot effect.
  • Food colouring cotton balls. This was something my niece learnt in art class. They took circular cotton balls and dipped them in cups of food colouring. They let them dry through the day and then had multiple variations and tones of colours to use on cards and wrapping paper. She stuck them on with double-sided tape and it looked like a 3D pom-pom parcel.
  • Splash paint. This is an easy technique. Just dip the brush into some oil based paint, pull back the bristles and release onto the paper. Do this outside in the garden so that there is less of a mess.
  • Spray painted bubble wrap cut into shapes. This was one of my best intentions, I had bubble wrap from the gift I was wrapping and some old red spray paint. I cut out some heart shapes, stood 15 cm’s away from the wrap and started to lightly spray as I didn’t want to burn the plastic. It dried within minutes and I stuck it on a gift. It was so unique that I still get comments from my best friend about this creative gift wrapping choice.
  • Tea dyed paper cutouts. This I used once only but had a cool effect. I took white printer paper, dipped a tea bag in some hot water and immediately stroked the white paper with the tea bag. This had a beige and brown tone and made for a rustic option. I cut the dried paper into six miniature cards that flapped open and stuck them on the wrapped gift and wrote six reasons why I was thankful that my aunt had us over for the long weekend. They become known as lost vintage love letters.

Do you dream about wrapping gifts?

No, the truth is I often Pinterest new creative ways of wrapping, tips, tricks and hacks that will make our wrapping system at NetFlorist quicker and easier. I also am a visual person, probably why I do what I do, but I like to watch videos of how and why we can wrap gifts in a new and improved way.