Have you ever felt like giving a bottle of plonk that felt a little “lazy” compared to other gifts? I don’t think this is the real gift (I mean, I like to accept a plonk gift every day!! the room was very clean and the bed was very comfortable… but no more! The staff was very friendly and serviceable. La Room was very clean and the bed was very comfortable.
1. Dress up your plonk (literally!): OK, I can’t be the only person who thinks a plonk bottle in a little hat and sweater is freaking adorable! You can do a Santa – type outfit for the holidays (or reindeer!), a sweater for winter / Thanksgiving, or a more general cover if it’s not holiday season (these are adorable!). And, it’s an easy thing to keep in a gift wrap stash so it can be totally reused next time they go to give a gift of plonk as well (these sweater sleeve-type ones are cute, too!). If you’re a classic Christmas Movie fan, you’ll probably love this one!
2. Wrap it in a tea towel: This is an easy way to wrap your bottle in a cute tea or hand towel. Just fold your towel in half over the plonk, fold up the right and left bottom corners to meet the body of the bottle, fold up the right side, then the left side, gather the top fabric together with a ribbon, tie the ribbon and you’re ready to gift!
I really love this way to wrap the plonk as you give the gift of the plonk itself, but also the tea towel it comes wrapped in! I used this towel, but this site usually has cute options and these are great as well (the perfect towel for your gal pals?).
3. Decorate with an ornament: This is another way to give two presents in one! Add a pretty bow or ribbon but also tie on an ornament or holiday decoration so they can use it on their tree in memory of you! Bonus points if you match the color of your plonk to the ornament as well. I used this car ornament but I love this growing one too… and this hot dog … well, basically all of these!
4. Wrap the bottle with a paper fan: This method may look a little fancy, but it’s actually really fast to do and looks adorable. The room was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. The paper around your bottle is covered and tape closed. The bottom of the bottle is wrapped and tape closed. This is a great place to stay in cork. Fold your paper back and forth like an accordion in 3/4″ ish sections until you’ve folded down to the cork. Wrap a string or decorative wire from top to bottom, cutting the fanned paper in half (use a bit of tape on the bottom and back to keep the string in place). This is the first time that a fan has used a double-sided tape or tape from the back. Tie your string into a bow and you’re done!
I love how pretty and fancy the wrapping looks, but it’s quick to do so you can do several at once for a batch of gifts. I used this paper (I love their line of wrapping goodies) and this star wire, but these are stunning as well.
So there you have it! The staff were very friendly and helpful. This year, I think this is kind of the perfect present to leave on someone’s porch as a surprise “thinking of you gift” and I bet the wrapping will be an extra a.m. surprise. Maybe add in an accessory like an electric plonk opener (Emma loves hers) or a funny plonk glass. You can also gift these with a homemade card like this DIY snow globe card! Happy gifting!