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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 including our own home gift wrapping workshop in Hoylandswaine, South Yorkhsire. 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 one of our workshops:

To book one of our workshops simply call us on 01226 492770  or email us at to confirm the workshop and date you wish to attend and we’ll send you a booking form to complete and return. Your booking will be provisional until your booking form is returned and payment 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!




In all 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 time again. Once you’ve been on one of our courses, wrapping your presents will NEVER be the same again.


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 including our own home workshop venue where we you’ll find vintage china, homemade cakes and Taylors of Harrogate Tea as standard.  


Whatever course you choose the price includes materials, refreshments (as stated) and some items to take home with you on the day. Book on your own, with friends or as a group....We even offer private workshops too for hen parties etc.


And if you live further afield or can’t see a suitable date below  please do contact us to register your interest as we may be attending a venue near you soon.




Gift Wrapping Courses....

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 a break for a delighful lunch of finger sandwiches and cream tea.

Creative Spring  Gift Wrapping


£70 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, lounch 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 ...


                      From £40 pp

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In 2018 we'll be introducing some new workshops so do watch this space or register your interest to be the first

to hear all about them and save your place as numbers will be limited!


Full information will be posted here in due course (how exciting!) and prices will vary dependent on the length of

the workshop and location etc.



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    For Bookings or Enquiries call 01226 492770  

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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 18     9.30am to 2.30pm     The Old Deanery, Ripon, Nth Yorks  £70 pp    Please call/email to register interest

Date tbc May 18             9.30am to 2.30pm    The Old Deanery, Ripon, Nth Yorks           £70 pp       Please register interest  


Date tbc May 18             9.30am to 2.30pm    Wortley Hall, Nr Sheffield, Sth Yorks          £70 pp       Please register interest

April 18    9.30am to 2.30pm     Wortley Hall, Wortley, Nr Sheffield     £70 pp    Please call/email to register interest

TBC                                 TBC              Mum & Daughter Crafting Workshop  (includes lunch)     TBC          

Mon 27th Nov 17     9.30am to 2.30pm     Horsley Lodge, Derbyshire                     £70pp                      Complete

April 18     9.30am to 2.30pm     Horsley Lodge, Derbyshire                £70 pp    Please call/email to register interest

Date tbc May 18             9.30am to 2.30pm    Horsley Lodge, Derbyshire                         £70 pp        Please register interest


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

Thurs 16th Nov 17   9.30am to 2.30pm     Old Deanery, Ripon, North Yorkshire   £70pp                      Complete


TBC                                 TBC               Retailer Wrapping Workshop                     TBC  

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Now taking interest for our Spring 2018 workshops - Simply email /call us to register your interest and please remember to let us know which days might suit you best so that we can accomodate this if at all possible.

Tues 5th Dec 17      9.30am to 2.30pm     Wortley Hall, Nr Sheffield, Sth Yorks    £70pp         Now booking - 3 places left


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"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