Start Your Seasonal Gifting With These Creative Gift-wrapping Ideas
Giving gifts during the holiday season brings joy to both the giver and the receiver. Make it even more joyous by adding your own special holiday gift wrapping flair. Try out a color scheme, package up presents in an innovative, creative way or add special little touches that make your gift feel special before they even open it.
Red & White
Choose a festive color palette that will be easy to maintain the theme, such as the bright and merry pairing of red and white. There are plenty of gift wrap options out there, and when you mix patterns among all your packages, it practically looks like an art form. Polka dots, snowflakes, candy cane stripes and hounds tooth textures make it look like a designer wrapped your packages. One bonus: all your packages displayed under the tree look fantastic!
Nice & Nostalgic
Get your inspiration from the presents of Christmas past, and wrap up your gifts with sentimental paper patterns and classic ribbons. Adorn gifts with candy canes and handmade baubles that can be used as ornaments. Remember that everyone loves homemade gifts, so think about adding a tin of cookies or a jar of homemade jam tied with a ribbon.
Home for the Holidays
Get creative with your wrapping and look to your basket of fabric scraps or visit your local fabric store for whatever they have in their sale bin. Choose plaids in holiday colors and top them off with an equally interesting textured ribbon, such as raffia, chunky yarn or twine. Add a charming holiday ornament for a finishing decorative touch that keeps the seasonal theme.
A roll of simple brown Kraft paper can serve as a canvas for gorgeous Christmas wrappings. Consider that brown background as a warmer version of white. Red adornments stand out beautifully – think sprigs of pepper berry, wide satin ribbons, mini wreaths and colorful bows. Have someone artistic in your family? Try wrapping your presents in black Kraft paper and use white chalk paint markers to handcraft each package’s design. This is a great way to get those teens in the family involved in wrapping!
A White Christmas
Give all your gifts a touch of winter magic by sticking with a white theme. White on white looks especially lovely and sophisticated. Consider how you can add a special touch of sparkle or shine to each gift. Will you add an oversized feathery bow, a glittery ribbon or a white ornament as a gift tag? Metallics always complement white packaging well. Break out the silver, gold and platinum bows and ribbons.
Bold and classic color palettes are traditional, but consider taking a softer approach with a modern, pastel-based color scheme. Pretty pale blues, fair pinks and soft greens look beautiful when bedecked with shiny ribbons, glittering stars and pops of red accents.
Check Your Gift List
Have you remembered everyone? We can help you select gifts for everyone on your gift list. (Whether they’ve been naughty or nice this year!)