Gift wrapping refers to the act of enclosing a gift in some sort of material. wrapping paper is a kind of paper designed for gift wrapping. gifts may also be wrapped in a box. they may be held closed with ribbon and topped with a decorative bow (an ornamental knot made of ribbon). in western culture, gifts are often wrapped in wrapping paper and accompanied by a gift note which may note the occasion, the receiver's name and the giver's name.