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Please note that all materials, complimentary tea/coffee on arrival and some items to take home with you on the day are included in the price of most workshops with the exclusion of private workshops held at a venue supplied by you. All workshops above 4 hours include a 1/2 hr break for fingers sandwiches and cream tea. Please see individual workshop information for full details of what is included within the price. For those workshops with lunch etc included, please let us know at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirements or if you want us to help you organise birthday cake and candle blowing!



Our courses are run in various locations. All locations are handpicked to add to the experience of your day by providing touches such as  homemade cakes or beautiful and relaxing surroundings. You can find more information about some of our venues by clicking on our contacts page or by contacting us direct.


How to book or register interest for one of our workshops:

Simply call us on 01226 492770  or email us at and confirm the workshop and date you wish to attend and we'll register your interest

(if appropriate) or if a date is set and places are available we'll send you a booking form to complete and return. Please note that all bookings will be provisional until booking forms are returned and payment made.  For those registering interest you will receive first refulsal on places once dates have been confrimed and number of places released (subject to availablity) however please note that we can only save places provisionally for 7 days without a confirmed booking being made.


Payment options:

Payment should be made within 7 days of your provisional booking in order to secure your place. Payment can be made by credit card through our online shop or by cheque with your booking form. Please note our bank details can be provided on request if you prefer to make a direct payment.


Cancellations and refund policy:

Please note our policy on refunds and cancellations to our courses:

• Provided that 15 days notice is given in writing, we will be happy to give a FULL REFUND or change to another date. (Maximum 1 change of date). If payment was made by gift voucher we would be happy to reissue your voucher with the same value and expiry etc as on the original voucher you redeemed.

• Due to expenses incurred by us in advance of the courses ie venue, refreshments etc please note that no refund or change to an alternative date will be given for ‘no shows’ on the day of the course or cancellations of up to 14 days of the course date booked.

• If through unavoidable circumstances More Pretty Things has to cancel your booking then please note that your payment will be refunded in full or an alternative course date booked if you would prefer.  

• In the unlikely event that the venue has to be changed from that which you have booked to a similar substitute, we would notify you of this and you would be given the option to cancel with a full refund or change to another date.


Whether you wish to add to your existing skills or need to know the very basics of

gift wrapping, our inspiring classes will teach you how to wrap your gifts perfectly. Professional Gift Wrapping Tutor, Jo Thompson reveals the tricks of the trade and covers a wide range of techniques including perfectly wrapped boxes, awkward shapes and those all important finishing touches  – bows.





Want to learn even more?  We now offer a range of other workshops too. See below for full information and note that places are limited so do book early!




In our classes we offer a personal approach, limiting place numbers to ensure all our students receive ‘hands on’ training and the time necessary to learn all the techniques. Our small groups provide a friendly and relaxed atmosphere where you can learn with confidence and leave excited to put your new skills to the test, time and again. CLICK HERE to read just some of our reviews by previous students.


All courses of 4 hours or above include refreshements on arrival and afternoon tea style lunch. They're also run in locations handpicked for their relaxing/beautiful surroundings ensuring they add to the whole experience.  


Whatever course you choose the price includes materials, refreshments (as stated) and some items to take home with you on the day.  To run our workshops we

require a minimum of 6 persons therefore for dates that say 'register your interest' please let us know you'd like to attend as this will secure you a provisional place.

Gift Wrapping Workshops...

From £35 pp

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Banish the winter blues by immersing yourself in our spring workshop. A truly refreshing and uplifting course where we'll use the beautiful springtime colour palette to inspire us. Come on your own or with a friend and learn to wrap the perfect box, master the art of pleating, banish awkward shapes with bottle wrapping and gift bag making and finish with a selection of pretty bows.  Includes refreshments on arrival and a break for a lunch of

finger sandwiches and cream tea.          

Creative Spring  Gift Wrapping


£80 pp

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Our exclusive group workshops are just perfect for those wanting to get together for a day with friends or a super corporate 'away day'.  As well as receiving expert tuition and getting hands on, learning a variety of gift wrapping techniques (from awkward shapes to bows) you'll also be pampered with breakfast refreshments ie croissants, toasted breads, coffee etc on arrival and finger sandwiches and a cream tea for lunch. It really is a the perfect way to spend a day and all exclusively for you and your guests!

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The perfect workshop to get you into the festive spirit. An inspiring workshop filled full of techniques to help you achieve the 'wow' factor for your gifts...Not just at Christmas but all year through! From boxes and awkward shapes such as bottles to handmade gift bags and bows you'll be proud to show off under the tree. Book on your own or with friends for a super day out! Includes refreshments on arrival, lunch of sandwiches and cream tea, materials and some items to take home with you.



Creative Christmas Gift Wrapping


£70 pp

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‘Love to Wrap’ – More Top Techniques  


                               £70 pp

Whether you've previously been on one of our Creative workshops and would like to learn even more or you would simply like to attend this workshop without any previous experience, join us and we'll teach you a variety of wrapping techniques and decorative touches, including book wrapping, ribbon roses and tissue pom pom making to name but a few! Includes refreshments on arrival and lunch of finger sandwiches and cream tea.

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Other Workshops (NEW)


                      From £40 pp

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Here you'll find a selection of our New workshops.  Creative and inspiring, you'll leran a variety of new techniques as well as having lots of fun too.  All workshops listed below include refreshments on arrival, expert tuition, materials, some items to take home and a delicious lunch of sandwiches and cream tea! If you'd like to know more about them then do please contact us for more information.  Places are limited so we do advise registering your interest /booking early to ensure you don't miss out on a place!

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Various dates              9.30am                   Various Venues - Please                        From £405  (for a group of 6 persons)


are available.            to 2.30pm                contact us to discuss venues                   Please call/email for prices                              

Please contact to disccuss a date and time to suit. We are also able to run private gift wrapping workshops at a venue of your choice or in your own home or workplace - please call or email for more information and pricing.


April/May 2018 tbc     9.30am to 2.30pm              The Old Deanery, Ripon, Nth Yorks        £70 pp        Register your interest

TBC  April/May 2019   9.30am to 2.30pm    The Old Deanery, Ripon, Nth Yorks      £80 pp      Please register your interest


TBC  April/May 2019  9.30am to 2.30pm    Wortley Hall, Nr Sheffield, Sth Yorks      £80 pp     Please register your interest

April/May 2018  tbc        9.30am to 2.30pm           Wortley Hall, Wortley, Nr Sheffield           £70 pp      Register your interest

Tues 13th Nov 2018     9.30am to 2.30pm  Horsley Lodge, Derbyshire                    £70pp        Please register your interest

TBC  April/ May 2019   9.30am to 2.30pm    Horsley Lodge, Derbyshire                  £80 pp      Please register your interest


To find your perfect course please see our full course list and dates below.

Wed 21sts Nov 2018   9.30am to 2.30pm   Old Deanery, Ripon, North Yorkshire    £70pp        Now booking - 6 places left


TBC  May 2019                        Doncaster                       Retailer Wrapping - Stage 1                       Tbc        Register interest

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Wed 7th Nov 2018     9.30am to 2.30pm    Wortley Hall, Nr Sheffield, Sth Yorks      £70pp         Please register your interes


"Great day and venue spent with Jo teaching us how to wrap the perfect present. Absolutely loved it can't wait to do the next one. Would recommend to anyone for an enjoyable day" - Gill Donlon

Other Workshops...

What our workshops include:

March 2019   TBC                    Wortley Hall, Sheffield    Easter Crafting                                         £45pp    Register interest

15th June 18  10am to 1pm      Wortley Hall, Sheffield   Modern Calligraphy with Nikki Whiston    £40 pp   Complete

19th Oct 18  10am to 1pm        Wortley Hall, Sheffield   Modern Calligraphy with Nikki Whiston     £40pp     2 places left

Just a quick note to say thank you for such a fab day yesterday. To be honest I have myself down as quite a good gift wrapper but the techniques I learned yesterday surpassed anything I have done before. - S Jamison 

Sat 1st Dec 2018        9.30am to 2.30pm   Wortley Hall, Nr Sheffield                        £70pp       Please register your interest

April/May 2018 tbc     9.30am to 2.30pm              Horsley Lodge Derbyshirre                      £70 pp        Register your interest

March 2019   TBC                    Wortley Hall, Sheffield    Tissue Paper Flowers                                 £45pp    Register interest