Seems like it’s “that time of year” pretty much all the time, doesn’t it? At least one person you know is constantly turning a year older or heading to graduation, hosting a housewarming party, or bachelorette bash. Celebrations are happening nonstop + there’s really no better gift for any occasion than a beautiful hat.
Gift wrapping hats is like wearing heels for the first time - it takes a little trial + error, but once you get the technique down, you can start having fun with it.
Remember getting a gift that looked like a volleyball, then unwrapping it to see that it was, in fact, a volleyball? It’s exactly what you wanted but the reveal could have been a bit more exciting. Providing the element of surprise is one of the best parts of the gift wrapping process, especially when it comes to disguising the unmistakable shape of a hat.
You may have gotten a gift one year for your birthday, or at a Dirty Santa party, that was wrapped in a box, then another, + another till finally, you get down to the actual gift. That’s one way to surprise someone, but it’s not the only way!
Bags! They’re easy, cute, + effective when it comes to hiding the shape + size of a gift. With the right tissue paper, you can hide pretty much anything in a good gift bag.
Think outside of the box… there are plenty of other ways to present a gift that’s pretty as a picture if you have other things like bags + wrapping paper lying around.
Love a theme? Yeah, we have that in common… gift wrapping at its finest takes a keen design eye + good taste. Stick with themes seen in colors + patterns, make sure they work together. Hints are fun when you’re gifting a beautiful Ezra Western Hat, find a vintage ranch-style wrapping paper or bag to get them thinking about what might be inside.
Create a color scheme + go from there. This is especially helpful when you have a bunch of components going into wrapping your gift, like a bag, tissue paper, + a card. It’s also the way to go when you’re gifting a hat with accessories like bands or feathers.
Wrap your main gift in a solid, + dress up your other accessory gifts in stripes, polka-dots, or any other pattern you like. Gifts also look really cute when they match, but add a twist - wrap each gift with the same color or pattern, then get creative with strings, ribbons, + bows.
https://flodenver.com/video-tiktok-gift-wrapping-hack-for-wrapping-a-hat/ — highly recommend watching this - it’s so creative, super simple, + seems like it takes basically no time at all - who doesn’t love that, right?
Here’s a play-by-play in case you didn’t catch it…
First, put on “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice to get in the mood for gift wrapping. Then, cut out your wrapping paper so it’s big enough for the cap you have, fold each side in + tape together in the middle. Roll the bottom up, neatly, three times + tape to secure…
Put the hat inside. Lastly, roll the top down three times to enclose the hat inside + you’re golden! Now you have a handmade, cute package that will keep the gift a surprise till the end.
When you’re picking a box for your hat make sure it’s capsized… you want to save your hat from drowning in all the wide-open space.
If the box is bigger than it needs to be, your cap will move around too much, then sending your hat on a trip could be damaging. Follow these steps to send your cap in the post safely:
Protecting the hat is key, but you don’t necessarily need a box to do that. You can easily find packaging products that are big enough for what you need. Remember to look for padded envelopes, you want your hat to have a smooth ride on its way over to your loved one, so grab mailers that have extra protection.
Keepsake bags are great for protecting your hat. They’re also an accessory that your loved one will adore. Keepsake bags block dust particles from clinging to the surface of your hat + they’re extra useful when shipping a hat. Simply place your hat inside, then sinch up the drawstring, put your hat with the keepsake bag inside of your padded mailer + you’re good to go!
Plastic has been canceled for a while now - you want to use a mailer that is biodegradable, compostable, or recyclable. Oftentimes, these types of mailers can be used more than once, they’re typically made with an additional seal strip so your loved one can use it for the next package they send someone. It’s like you’re giving your loved one an additional gift when you use earth-friendly packaging.
Just because it’s made of recyclable, compostable, or biodegradable material doesn’t mean it can’t look super cute! Here are some ethical packaging brands worth using to ship a hat…
Whether you’re buying your wrapping + shipping supplies, or making them yourself at home, gift-wrapping can be so much fun - it just takes a bit of practice. Hats are only slightly challenging to wrap if you don’t have a box, but now you know a few hacks to help you wrap a hat to look sophisticated + unexpected, aren’t those the most exciting gifts to get? xx
Women's hat sizes are fairly intuitive. The average women's head size measures around 57cm. If you are unsure of your hat size the Gigi Pip small/medium hat would be the best starting point. The small/medium hat size is made to fit 57cm + can be adjusted down to 55cm. If you know you have a slightly larger head go with the 59cm size. As far as Gigi Pip sizing goes this is a medium/large, made to fit a 59cm head size + then can be adjusted down to 57cm. The largest size Gigi Pip offers is a 61 cm, labeled as an XL, like our other sizes the 61 can be sized down to 59 cm. For women who feel they have a slightly smaller head than normal we recommend an XS which begins at 55cm + can be sized down to 53 cm. In select styles we offer kids sizing which begins at 53 cm + can be adjusted to 51 cm.
In short- the most common hat size is a S/M (57cm). While this is the most common hat size, remember that properly sizing your Gigi Pip hat will ensure the best fit.
There are two primary methods of measuring your hat size + are based on the style in which you wear your hat. You will need to take both measurements (shown below) + then use the larger of the two measurements to determine your hat size. Once you've received your hat, you can decide how you would like to wear it + adjust your hat size accordingly.
TIP: If you don't have a textile measuring tape, use a string or piece of yarn to measure the distance around your head. After you have marked the yarn around your head, lay it out flat on the ground or table + measure the straightened out piece of yarn with a measuring stick or regular measuring tape.
Adjustable Inner Band Instructions
Flip up the sweatband to find the Velcro tab + pull to tighten. Velcro the ribbon back in place to secure your desired fit. The adjustable band can adjust the hat up to 5 cm when necessary! Some helpful tips about our adjustable inner band-
Hat Sizing Tape Instructions
Hat sizing tape is an additional option for tightening the fit of your hat. Place the foam tape on the inside of your hat, behind the sweatband, with the sticky side facing towards the hat wall. Wrap the tape completely around the hat for maximum size decrease or cut tape length in half for a more moderate decrease. Size to fit prior to removing the adhesive cover. Once the fit is correct, remove the adhesive cover, press firmly into place, and wa-lah.
For more questions about hat sizing, please contact Gigi Pip at email@example.com.