Ribbon & Bows
Frequently Asked Questions
Find quick answers to our most common ribbon & bow questions.
How much ribbon will I need?
The amount of ribbon you need will depend on the size of your gift packaging. The length of ribbon will also depend on how you tie it and the size of the bow. Use a piece of string to mock up how you'd like the real bow to be to determine how much ribbon you'll need before purchasing. We supply satin ribbon in 25m spools.
What is the best ribbon for gifts?
Many people prefer to use satin ribbon. It's soft to the touch and has a lovely sheen that adds a luxurious feel to any gift hamper. For a classic aesthetic, try a gold ribbon. For a more playful look, opt for a pop of red. Satin ribbon is often less expensive than other types, making it a great budget-friendly choice.
Is it easy to apply a hamper bow?
Pre-tied bows are convenient and quick to use. Unlike ribbon, which must be tied by hand, a pre-tied bow can simply be slipped over the hamper lid and positioned in place. This makes it great for gift wrapping where you need a quick, neat bow. Pre-tied bows also tend to be much more uniform in appearance, making them a great choice for hamper gifts that require a more polished look.
Why do we wrap gifts with ribbon?
Wrapping gifts with ribbon is a tradition that dates back centuries. It is believed to have originated in China, where it was believed that tying a red ribbon around a gift would bring good luck to the recipient. Today, wrapping gifts with ribbon has become a way to make gifts look beautiful and to show how much care and thought has gone into the presentation of the gift.
Ribbon & Bows
Double-faced satin ribbon gives your hampers a professional finish. We stock various colours and styles of wholesale ribbon to help add a final touch to gift products and hampers.
For a small investment you can add a stylish and high quality finish to your hampers, gift boxes and wooden crates. The range of colours should suit all needs. As well as satin ribbon we stock pre-tied bows and various cellophane wrap options, some of which are shrinkable. These can be used to wrap small gifts, like those created using our bamboo and slate boards. For larger items our rolls of gift wrap feature various designs and can be tied at the top with ribbon.
Our wholesale ribbon and gift packaging materials are available with fast and affordable delivery from our UK distribution centre. Orders are normally dispatched the same day, enabling you to have quick access to stock for building your own hampers.