In the past, free gift wrapping was a usual service. Today finding free gift-wrapping services has become difficult. However, a few stores and websites do it for free or at a cost-effective price.

Many department and clothing stores offer free boxes even though they do not offer gift-wrapping. If you do not want to or do not have the time to wrap the gifts yourself, you can inquire at your mall’s visitor center. Many centers offer gift-wrapping services at a reasonable fee and donate the fee to charity.

Note: If you buying a gift online and a gift-wrapping option is available at a small fee, then it is a worthy investment to have the gift shipped directly to the recipient. If your order is eligible for free shipping with a fee of $5 for gift-wrapping, then it is more tactical than having the item shipped to you, wrapping the gift and then mailing it.

1.  Amazon

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Amazon charges around $3.99 – $5.99 for gift wrapping. This price varies according to the size of your gift. If you buy a heavy item that is not easy to wrap, you receive a reusable festive cloth gift bag. The reusable gift-wrap will come in handy in the future.

2.  Apple

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Apple’s branded white box and red ribbon are a sight that thrills any individual. The gift-wrap is slightly expensive but the benefit is that you can have a customized personal message engraved on the back of any iPod or I Pad free of charge.

3.  Aveda

With Aveda gift-wrapping services, you have the alternative of creating a custom wrapped gift. You only need to select three or more items from their best sellers list and you are awarded a free sample, and they wrap your customized gift for free.

4.  Barnes & Noble

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In-store gift wrap fundraisers are a common occurrence at Barnes & Noble. Different local charities send volunteers to wrap gifts in exchange for a donation amount that you choose to give. Now you get a perfectly wrapped present while at the same time giving back.

5.  Bobbi Brown

Gift wrapping at Bobbi Brown is free of charge if you choose to opt for wrapping at the store.

6.  Gap & Banana Republic

These stores offer complimentary boxes. They also have a gift-wrapping alternative at the price of $6 at Gap and $5 at baby Gap. This premium wrapping services include a personalized message for the intended and wrapped with a ribbon.

7.  JC Penney

JC Penney offers gift-wrapping services for the affordable price of $4 for online orders. The $4 price tag is inclusive of a silver paper, a white bow and a personalized message. However, this offer is only limited to items that weigh 5 pounds and less. In-store gift wrappings are charged but the box is complimentary.

8.  L’Occitane

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They offer you the alternative of having your order delivered while wrapped or to have a flat box included in your order.

9.  MAC Cosmetics

Currently, Mac is providing gift wrapping as a complimentary service but this offer is limited. After the promotion, the gift-wrapping services will return to $4.95.

10.  Nordstrom

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Nordstrom offers three alternatives for its customers: a ready gift box for $5, a gift box kit for $2 or a free 8-12 word personalized gift message. The above offers are applicable for their website. In-store purchasing offers a free gift box kit on the request of the customer.

11.  Origins

This store provides free gift-wrap services for items purchased. They also offer each individual the chance to wrap the gifts individually or collectively.

12.  Tiffany & Co.

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You know it is a gift from Tiffany when you see the classic blue box with a little white ribbon. The gift-wrapping is free at Tiffany.

13.  Von Maur

This is one of the stores that offer free gift-wrapping services and delivery to any place in the United States.

14.  Wal-Mart

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Of all the stores that charge for gift wrapping, Wal-Mart offers one of most competitive prices. They charge $3.88 for wrapping an individual item. They provide a blue gift box and a white ribbon. What is more exciting is that gift-wrapping is free for any jewelry purchase.

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