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international gift wrapping expert Arona KhanWhen Arona Khan started gift wrapping at the tender age of 3 1/2* little did she realise that she would go on to become the world’s first gift wrapping consultant, according to Harpers & Queen, and be acclaimed in Japan as the world’s foremost gift wrapping expert.  Nor could she have imagined being invited to 10 Downing Street to train the Prime Minister’s staff.

Internationally renowned for her innovative ideas, speedy techniques and lively presentations Arona has worked around the UK and Europe, across the United States and in India and Japan.

2016 saw Arona returning to give demonstrations at National Stationery Show in New York, USA. For a third year she gave workshops in French for clients of M J Pack in Belgium.  She also returned to Frankfurt, Germany for a fourth year to give presentations at  Christmasworld, and Paperworld, the world’s largest trade stationery and paper show. New in 2016 were gift wrapping workshops at Creativeworld which also proved to be a big hit with retailers.

“The special presentation ‘Let’s wrap!’ with Arona Khan is a real asset to Paperworld.  It is an absolute crowd-puller for visitors, offering plenty of added value. Arona Khan captivated audiences both with her charming and humorous manner as well as her illustrative and well-conceived wrapping presentations.  It is always amazing to watch as she turns the products into refined wrapped gifts.  I am very pleased that she will be returning to Paperworld and I am already looking forward to seeing her present her new ideas.”  Michael Reichhold, Director Paperworld, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH (Germany)

Arona gives training courses in gift wrapping and creating hampers and gift baskets.  Videos for clients including Tesco, HBO and Royal Mail are increasingly popular.  She also offers seminars and demonstrations for companies including Harrods, John Lewis, Marks and Spencer and Highgrove, home of the Prince of Wales and provides design and consultancy services for clients that have included Kelly Hoppen, Selfridges, VISA and GlaxoSmithKline.  She has operated gift wrapping services at locations including Hamleys, Bentalls and Heathrow Airport and has also provided in-store services for Gap and Banana Republic.  Her client list also includes Parfums Christian Dior, Royal Albert Hall, Sotheby’s New York and The Garden Centre Association of Ireland to name but a few.

Arona is the author of one book and presenter of two DVDs as well as an ever increasing number of videos.  A popular guest on many television programmes including BBC Breakfast, Sky News Sunrise, Good Morning Britain, This Morning, The One Show and Channel 5’s A Million Pound Christmas, she has also given more than eighty radio interviews on programmes including the Radio 2 Chris Evans Breakfast Show, Kiss UK’s breakfast show and on ABC Radio Australia.  Her work has appeared in countless magazines and newspapers around the world.

* Her grandmother came to stay when Arona was 3 1/2.  Soon afterwards all her lingerie disappeared only to reappear a little while later wrapped in neat little parcels.  Arona had begun gift wrapping!