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Scotch’s Most Gifted Wrapper Contest


So last week I attended a really cool event that turned out to be a lot more intriguing and exciting than I expected it to be!

Scotch’s Most Gifted Wrapper contest was held in my beloved Bryant Park.  Although it was cold and super rainy outside the inside of Celsius restaurant was nice and warm and had a great energy inside!


8 of the world’s most talented wrappers from all over the country would compete for the coveted title of Most Gifted Wrapper. All of the contestants had amazing resumes as they all wrapped professionally and had some very high profile clients including NFL players and Justin Bieber! There were also local gift wrapping heroes that were just plain good at what they did! The winner would walk away with $10,000.


Tons of media (myself included) were on hand to cover the event. I had to fight for these pics so I hope you enjoy! :) I also got to see one of my favorite blogging buddies Quiana too!

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There were 3 rounds: the first round eliminated 4, the next eliminated 2, then there was a final round showdown.

The cool part? There was a live cheering crowd! They had all kinds of chants including “G! I! F! T! Gift! Gift! Gift!” the crowd was full of participants friends and families with signs and tons of cheering energy!


The first round was timed and the contestants had to wrap and oddly shaped castle (come to think of it all castles are oddly shaped but I digress) the contestants needed to be as creative as possible using the fun decorated scotch tapes and easy to wrap accessories like the wrist bracelet dispenser making it super easy to tape.




The next round would prove way more difficult. Could you wrap this bike?


This is where I didn’t even have a clue where to start! I loved to watch the techniques of these wrappers! They were so creative and quick thinking.




Finally it was time for the grand finale! It was down to the 2 most creative wrappers of the contest…. And they had to wrap THIS to win the $10,000 grand prize!


Both contestants spent the majority of their allotted time making these creative (and ginormous) bows to place on top of the boat.

After they were done, the judges deliberated intensely:


When all was said and done Patricia Zapata from Texas won the grand prize! The runner up got a prize of $2500.



Scotch sent us home with some great items for our own wrapping needs including fun colored and designed scotch tape and that awesome wrist tape dispenser! You already know I love wrapping things,  so this gift bag was right up my alley!

For more pictures check out the google plus album I created! :)


Do you love gift wrapping? Could you wrap those big items?



Mommy. Career Woman. Fitness Addict.
Schnelle "Nellie" Acevedo is a busy mom of two young boys (2 and 4), she is a career woman by day and a self proclaimed fitness junkie by night. Brooklyn Active Mama is  a positive community that focuses on demonstrating to all women that you can always find time for fitness. She features a Weekly Wednesday Workout and a Friday Fitness Check-in series where she encourages her readers to check in and remain accountable for their fitness and nutrition goals weekly. In addition to getting in the gym 5 times weekly, Nellie became inspired to become a licensed Zumba instructor at Fitbloggin' 12. She now teaches a regular high energy Saturday Zumba class in Brooklyn. Since beginning to blog Nellie has lost 27lbs (and counting)! You can find Nellie on TwitterInstagramFacebookPinterest, & Google Plus.


  1. OMG!!! I saw some of these pics from your Instagram and I couldn’t believe it then! There is NO way I could ever attempt to wrap that little castle!? In fact, I have a hard time with a square box. What a very cool event. Thanks for sharing!!
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  2. Considering I am awful at wrapping just the simplest of gifts, I am so seriously impressed by all the pictures I saw from your Google folder and seriously these people are just so talented. Looked like a really fun event though and wish I lived closer to NYC to be able to go to events like this!! :)
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  3. I love seeing this contest! Every year I am just amazed that people can come up with this on the fly. To not only be creative but that quick thinking is amazing. Although I thought I read from one of the wrappers last year that they did give you a few minutes to mull it over before they brought out the huge gift at the end. But I could be wrong about that.

    I love that big orange bow! So cute!
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    • Yes she was so creative with that bow, as she was making it I was wondering what on earth she was doing, but that may have been a $10k bow.

  4. ahhh Im on to just SHOVE IN A GIFT BAG as I sucketh at the wrapping :-)
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  5. First of all, that event sounds like so much fun! And secondly, I am blown away at their wrapping skills! I can’t even wrap a CD!-Ashley
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  6. $10K prize for wrapping gifts? I bettah move away from aluminum foil & newspaper wrapping — step up my game a little bit.
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  7. I don’t know if I love gift wrapping but I do put at little pride in my presentation. That is such a unique talent to have to get a cash prize. Seems like a fun event. Your pictures captured all the important moments. That first bow spoke for itself. Congrats to the wrapper.
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  8. Ok $10,00 for gift wrapping!? I am missing out. No, I hate gift wrapping. You saw my comment on your wine bottle post, we just hand off the bottle-no frills! Haha. I am terrible at it. It goes in the same pile as ironing and folding.
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  9. Loved seeing you again! Your capture of Patricia’s winning moment is AWESOME. Happy wrapping =)
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  10. I didn’t even know there was such a thing as the most gifted wrapper!!!
    I’m impressed with their skills – I’m not a great wrapper – the way I see it, the wrapping gets pitched in a hurry so there is no need to spend too much time!
    Sounds like another fun event for you!!
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    • I know, I think I am more into the tradition of it all, because I used to take my time when I was younger just to extend the surprise and excitement of Christmas morning :)

  11. You did a great job on that wine bottle, Nellie! I can’t wait to see some of your other work! This looks like it was a fun event!
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  12. Who knew contests like that exists! So cool that you went! I couldn’t imagine how to begin to wrap so many of those things!!

  13. This is so cool! I hope to have my very own personal gift wrapper one day. (I kid) Honestly it’s very cool and I got chills seeing the photo of the woman winning. Very well deserved. I also love the photo of you and your bloggy friends with your Canon camera straps!
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  14. This is such a cool holiday event. I was thinking pretty little neat wrappings…these ladies had to get creative. Great album you created. Love how you baited us with this teaser :)
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  15. i hate gift wrapping (which is why all my gifts go in this gift bags…so easy!), but this looks like a ton of fun. wish i was there to witness all the fun-ness.
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    • gift bags are certainly easy, I love wrapping though, something feels so traditional about it, and the kids love to rip the paper of course.

  16. That would have been pretty cool to see. I am not a good wrapper. My husband is a really good one and apparently it comes from re-wrapping his gifts as a child. He used to open everything before Christmas and re-wrap it! Like father, like son…
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