‘Tis the season to get lots of gifts and whether you give or receive, gift wrapping is just as big a part of the gift giving tradition as the presents themselves. Or is it?
WDBJ-7's Bryce Williams checked with local stores and many large retailers no longer offer the service. Sam Vaughn is like a lot of shoppers. He bought some gifts then tried his hand at wrapping.But his wife was less than impressed. “I wrapped it one year and she looked at it and said never do that again,” he said.” Very loose, unfitting and one of them I just left in the original bag so--and put a name on it,” Vaughn continued.
That's why Belk is continuing with the gift wrapping tradition. We spoke with Kim Musselwhite, a sales team manager. “We are a southern company. Our Belk logo is modern, southern style. We feel like it is just part of good customer service. It's a great way to take a little stress off of people for the holidays. It just makes life a little easier for our customers and we can make it look better for their family and their friends,” she said.
We checked around town and spoke with people at various department stores and didn't any others that offer gift wrapping. On weekends, a gift wrapping station is in operation in front of Subway subs.