Fresno entrepreneurs making business out of wrapping other people's gifts

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Many of us have taken part in those Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales and those packages are starting to pile up. Now, local businesses are ready to help take the stress out of the holiday and gift wrap your presents.

By day, Lacey Missaghian is a Fresno State entrepreneurship student but in her spare time she is a gift wrapping queen.

"And then once Christmas hits, then it gets busy," she said. "Oh, my goodness, especially the three or four days before Christmas, it's just nonstop."

Missaghian is the founder of Wrap It Up Fresno, a personal gift wrapping service. Clients find her on social media or by referral. They all may be different but they have one need - gift wrapping their presents.

"They pretty much say they don't want to do it," she said laughingly. They're like, 'I don't have time for it. I don't know how to do it. I don't have the supplies to do it,' and it just a convenience for them to drop it off with me."

She showed us how she decorates and wraps each present with care. She said presentation can help turn a plain gift into something spectacular. Prices start at $5 and go up. Over at RSVP & Stems in northeast Fresno, the holidays are here.

"We are a set of Christmas elves making everything beautiful and doing all sorts of gorgeous gifting and packaging," owner Gina Jelladian said.

The store sells gift wrap supplies and will even do the gift wrapping for you.

"Presentation is everything, so we have gorgeous packaging whether you're cellophaning something or doing a beautiful bow with a fun gift tag," Jelladian said.

Jelladian said, for some people, getting their gifts wrapped adds to the decor.

"Under their tree, it's like part of their decoration and so people drop off literally sleighfuls and we package them up beautifully," she said.

The service starts at $10 and goes up. Jelladian says the best part is that the service takes the stress out of the holiday.

To make sure Santa delivers these beautiful presents on time, both businesses say they'll be wrapping up until Christmas Eve.
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