With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll get for the people in your life. And in this season of gift-giving, one skill that comes in really handy is wrapping presents.
Let’s face it: wrapping is not fun. It’s time-consuming and often ends with something looking like it was wrapped by someone who had only ever seen wrapping paper in pictures. But don’t worry! This year, we’ve got your back with some quick and easy Christmas gift-wrapping ideas that will impress even the most particular person on your list.
So what do you say? Are you ready to give gift wrapping a try?
9 Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas
‘Tis the season to be jolly! With Christmas just around the corner, a mad frenzy of Christmas shopping is happening everywhere! There’s so much to look forward to, like Christmas promos and decorations, but the best part is the Christmas gifts!
And because it is Christmas, you have every reason to go all out with decorations, starting with these Christmas gift-wrapping ideas for you to try this year.
1. Make your personalised gift tags
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How are you going to make your Christmas gifts special this year? Personalised gift tags are the perfect way to make your loved ones feel extra special when they open their presents. Make your gift tags stand out, whether calligraphy or unique printouts. We also love using a wax stamp to personalise the gift tags. It is simple, elegant and easy to make.
2. Add nature
Add a little nature to your Christmas gift wrap this year!
We’ve got some great ideas for bringing the outdoors through your gift wrapping. You can use pine cones, acorns, and pine needles as decorations on your gift tags. Or you can use twine with leaves tied onto it as a bow for your package.
If you’d like to get even more creative, you can use leaves as stamps or stencils to decorate your gift!
3. Personalise your wrapper
If you know how to paint or are creative, why not try and make your own Christmas wrapping paper? You might need to plan, which could be a hassle, but hey, you’ll get an ‘A’ for effort.
You can use anything from watercolours to markers to crayons and even glitter! All it takes is some paper and maybe a few other supplies. You can even ask your kids to help you to give your wrapping paper a more meaningful touch.
4. Contrasting strings and ribbons
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See how gorgeous green and red go together? But there are also candy cane strings, lace, glitter and ribbons with various textures.
When trying out different Christmas gift-wrapping ideas, layer your ribbons and place them against your wrapping paper to see what effect it creates. There are no set rules when it comes to creativity… but maybe it is best to stick to colours that go well together.
5. Stamp it!
Brown paper is pretty and all, but it’s just so plain. And if you’re going through all the trouble of wrapping a gift, you might make it special.
And what better way to do that than with these super cute stamps? They come in various festive colours, so feel free to mix and match them for an extra-festive look! Plus, they’re easy to use: peel off the backing and press down on your paper. It’ll add just enough flair without taking away from the simplicity of brown paper.
After all, Christmas only happens once a year—you don’t want your wrapping job to be anything less than perfect!
6. Make your paper bag
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Not all presents must be put into a box and wrapped with wrapping paper. Smaller gifts fit better and can go into personalised paper bags instead. But even if you don’t end up making your paper bags, you can still do something to customize them and make them yours.
7. Explore reusable options
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Every year tonnes of wrapping papers are used and later thrown away. So how about exploring reusable wrapping options like using a Furoshiki or even beeswax wrappers from zero waste shops? Not only will the receiver get to reuse them, but you’ll also do your part in advocating for mother earth.
8. Turn it into a kid’s project
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You can always turn gift wrapping into a kid’s project if you have kids at home. It gives the kids something to do when you involve them in gift preparations. This gives them a sense of pride for the presents they are about to give out. Craftwork is great for improving their motor skills, and you never know. They might surprise you with even more unique Christmas gift-wrapping ideas!
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However, if you want to keep things simple, modern and minimalist, there are also other ways to add accessories to make your gift pop! You don’t always have to stick to the usual Christmas decorations. Instead, try on some pompoms and wool balls! Even figurines and mini handmade wreaths would make a cute addition.
After seeing these Christmas gift-wrapping ideas, we hope you’ll break from the norm and try something different this year. Bring out the creativity in you this Christmas!
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