I think my favorite part of Christmas is wrapping presents.
Planning my gift wrapping is as important to me as planning my holiday décor. What better way to give a little piece of yourself to your family and friends than with a thoughtfully wrapped gift?
I’ve collected a few beautiful gift wrap ideas to help spark your imagination this holiday season. Get that shopping done so you can get to the fun part – Enjoy!
Get Personal with Gift Wrapping
Add Dazzle and Elegance to your Gifts
Get Personal with Gift Wrapping
Gift wrapping can be a simple as brown kraft paper dressed with a whimsical ribbon or as sophisticated as printed papers with satin bows.
Find a way to personalize your packages and make them uniquely you.
Hostess with the mostest
When you have a bundle of gifts to wrap for friends & hostesses using the same gift wrap design for them all will make wrapping all those packages more efficient.
Dress up a white box tied with a big red ribbon and you’ll have a sharp looking gift…
Use the gifts as part of your tabletop decor at a dinner party for an extra special touch.
The Great Outdoors – Garnish your Gifts
Step outside and you’ll find plenty of garnish for your holiday gift wrapping!
Put an elegant wreath on a wine bottle and top with a bow…
Mix fresh greens such as a feathery cypress into your holiday wrapping…
Or cluster pine-needles together for an elegant and natural set of tassels…
Beautiful wrapping for the chef or baker in the family – with fresh greens and berries…
If you’re a fan of Tiffany blue, replace the expected white satin bow with tip painted pine cone clusters.
Gifts from Santa
Finding a clever way to wrap Santa gifts can be challenging. Pick your design and make it a tradition each year Santa pays a visit.
Painting kraft paper and creating your own doodles and messages can be fun. These would be perfect for gifts from Santa with messages from the jolly old man himself!
Add an ornament, cardstock cut-out, or candy to all of your Santa gifts.
Want to dazzle your loved ones on Christmas morning?
Wrap your presents in an elegant damask wrapping paper or fabric to create a beautiful, soft look.
By far the most elegant gift wrapping idea has to be including broaches on your packages. You can weave the broach through the ribbon or hot glue it to your package. It’s sure to add a surprise touch to your holiday wrapping…
Earrings and small pins can also add holiday sparkle and charm to your wrapping.
Put a bow on it
Do you have trouble tying a pretty bow to finish your packages? I think we all suffer from bow anxiety during the Christmas season! Making the perfect bow for your packages can cause headaches!
There is help available! Honestly, the most beautiful bow for my holiday gifts has to be the Tiffany. Watch and learn how to tie the perfect Tiffany bow – it will be a lifesaver!
Whatever your style – start with a plan and your holiday presents will give you a sense of pride and spread some joy!
The Container Store has a great variety of gift wrap, ribbons, and decorations. Take a look and you can buy here directly (I will receive a commission on any purchases made).
Traditional red plaid wrapping paper
Photo credit: Crate and Barrel, Martha Stewart, Nell Hills, helloglow.com, you tube, Eighteen 25-burlap