SUNSHINE Coast elves are taking on the challenge to conquer your "wrap battles" this Christmas.

We've all found that gift item that, while perfect in every other way, is almost impossible to wrap nicely.

Now the Wishlist volunteer elves have taken on the task of wrapping even the most awkward gifts for a small donation.

Alana Zanietti, 15, has volunteered her time to wrap gifts at Kawana Shopping World in exchange for donations to the charity.

"I started this year and have wrapped about 50 gifts so far, everyone has been really generous," she said.

While Alana was confident she could now wrap almost any gift, she admitted her skills were rusty when she started.

"I've learnt a lot, I wasn't too good when I started," she said.

"We do see a lot of unusual ones like monster cars and toys and massive pillows," she said.

"Things that are an usual shape are always hard to wrap. Beach balls are probably the hardest."

WISHLIST WRAPPER: Volunteers like Gabby Brown can Christmas gifts, no matter how difficult, at Kawana Shopping World.
WISHLIST WRAPPER: Volunteers like Gabby Brown can Christmas gifts, no matter how difficult, at Kawana Shopping World. John Mccutcheon

The Sienna College student said the most common presents she'd seen this year were electronics.

"I've seen a lot of iPads and iPods but I've also wrapped a lot of books which is good to see," she said.

Alana hoped her practice would lead to her having the best wrapped gifts under her own tree this year.

She also hoped Wishlist can raise more than $3000 from the donations for the wrapping efforts of the Kawana Shopping World elves between now and Christmas.

HARDEST GIFTS TO WRAP

  • Beach ball
  • Trucks and cars
  • Dinosaur toys
  • Bikes
  • Pillows
  • Hampers
  • Clothes
  • Stuffed toys
  • Glasswear
  • Vases and plants

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