Tulsa business in the business of wrapping gifts

Thursday, December 16th 2004, 10:28 am
By: News On 6

The best dressed holiday packages this season will be wearing beautiful paper in jewel tones with glittering contrasting ribbon.

The Boxworks is a place in Tulsa where you can walk in with an arm-load of holiday gifts and just say "wrap it up.”

News on 6 reporter Rick Wells says it is Christmas time at the Boxworks. Folks lined up with gifts to wrap. There's one guy in line but most of the customers are women. Theresa Parker with Boxworks: "It's the ladies who bring in the mounds of packages to wrap."

And in some circles the gift wrapping is competitive. The ones with beautiful paper and hand made bows look better more elegant.

Some people even coordinate the paper and ribbon with the decor on the tree. Theresa Parker: "Yes, there are some people who are very specific about how they want things wrapped."

But don't wait too long. Tayna Patterson with Boxworks: "We're working on Sunday pick-up at this time."

The work is continuous, they can't afford to stop. The gifts keep coming through the door. It's pretty labor intensive. Tayna Patterson: "Especially the bows, they take time especially our curly bows they take time to make."

They hand make them all, no stick-on bows here. There's a simple formula they use to figure the cost of wrapping your presents, its inches of paper plus inches of ribbon plus time. The smallest package might cost $2.50 and go up from there.

Theresa Parker: "I've always said if you can get it in the door I can put paper on it.” But if you would rather, they have plenty of stuff to help you do it yourself.

The Boxworks is located in Utica Square, and is open daily 10 to 6.