And so today we are absolutely chuffed to announce that the UK’s Champion Child Gift Wrapper 2016 is nine year old April Horscraft from Eastbourne. April won us over with her indomitable style, creativity and cheeky smile, and we think her finished present (complete with sparkly wand!!) looks wonderful! Watch April’s audition video here to be won over by her infectious enthusiasm (and keep an eye out for a special guest appearance from Alvin the dog):
WHSmith judge, Laura Wildish commented, “We were delighted with the number of entries we received for this competition and it was great to see so many children trying their best. When it came to choosing the winner, April really stood out for all of us. Her flare for detail and overall enthusiasm was fantastic. When it comes to wrapping, it’s the effort that counts. The simplest gift can feel like it’s worth a million pounds if someone has taken the time to wrap it in their own special way.”
As our Champion Child Gift Wrapper 2016, April has starred in her very own gift wrap videos showing us how to wrap Benji – our Save the Children charity teddy bear – a large book and a Christmas jumper (coming soon!) for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. With some handy tricks for neat edges and beautiful decoration up her sleeve, April has inspired us to wrap the most spectacularly Christmassy presents this December. Watch her full videos below to find out her hints and tips for beautifully wrapped presents.
How to Wrap a Teddy Bear
How to Wrap a Large Book
In need of more inspiration this Christmas? Why not take a look at more Gift Wrapping Advice and Inspiration here.
And if you loved the wrapping paper and accessories featured in April’s videos, you can shop our Christmas Gift Wrap here.