25 Stylish Gift Wrapping Ideas
Why not decorate the bottom of your tree? Use these beautiful gift wrapping ideas to set your presents apart from the rest.
Wrap Candy Colored Gifts
Give your presents a peppermint-bark inspired theme with red marbled gift wrapping and creamy white accents. Gold ribbon adds to this collection's timeless look.
Make a Fashion Statement
Take inspiration from fashion design and use seam binding instead of ribbon, then top gifts with beaded flowers and vintage brooches.
Forget Red & Green
Give your gifts decor-worthy style with patterned papers, wide satin ribbons, and clever tie-ons in bold new colors.
Deck Presents in Tartan
For a fresh and stylish holiday look, cover your presents in kraft paper, and tie up with a ribbon of your favorite red and green tartan.
Add a Memorable Trinket
Don't limit yourself to traditional holiday decor. Embellish gifts with mini disco balls and tie up with bright shiny ribbons for a fun, memorable present.
Embellish with Rosemary
Rich with Christmas legend, rosemary is the herb of love and remembrance. Tuck a handful of fresh sprigs beneath the ribbon just before delivering packages.
Use Household Items
If you're a last-minute wrapper, you still have time to make a statement. Grab office supplies you already have on hand, like graph paper and sharpies, and create a humble, heartfelt package.
Extend the tree's color palette to the presents underneath by mixing cheery green-and-white paper with handmade tags and white ribbon.
Make a Pine Impression
A bold pine print wrapping paper just needs a solid green ribbon and a mini bouquet of holly to come together.
Embrace Gold and Silver
Skip the tree skirt and opt for soft metallic glamour in your Christmas presents. They'll reflect the shimmering lights and ornaments and provide a gleaming finishing touch for your tree.
Get Inspired by Nature
Go all out with a nature-inspired wrapping palette (think greens and browns) and top things off with uniquely Southern elements, straight from your local florist, nursery, or—even better—your own backyard, like a single cotton boll, eucalyptus flowers, or shiny Elaeagnus leaves.
Add Extra Sparkle
Pretty up your presents by attaching bells and shiny miniature ornaments. Use the same color ribbon on all your packages under the Christmas tree to make a cohesive look with different patterned wrapping papers.
Create a Golden Glow
Metallic gift wrap paired with a wide wired ribbon that you can fluff up make a stunning and refined present.
Handmake Gift Tags
Customize gift tags easily with glued-on cardboard letters. They work both on fabric and paper circles.
Layer varying widths of ribbon on top of each other for a pretty presentation. Finish off packages with colored tags embellished with calligraphy.
Top with a Critter
A non-traditional topper like the owl add unique visual interest.
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Make a Preppy Package
Mix and match the classicly preppy lime green and hot pink color scheme with a wrap of bold stripes and tie it all up with a bold satin ribbon.
Cover with Birds and Berries
Complement a printed holiday ribbon with a large green paper flower and bird-filled wrapping paper for an elegant present.
Let your love of gardening carry over to the gifts you give. Try an amaryllis in bloom wrapped in burlap, glue pressed leaves to a gift box wrapped in kraft paper, or top off a package with a useful tool to accent your bow.
Get Inspired by Nature
Mix simple, solid-colored paper with artisan prints, and don't worry about a single one of them being Christmas paper. Then, attach vintage ornaments and pinecones to packages to make them work with your other decorations.
Use a Woodsy Topper
A tiny bird's nest and small wool felted acorns look just right atop a golden berries-wrapped box.
Choose an Elegant Palette
Spread sophistication with a carefully chosen color scheme of red, brown, and white. Pair solid wrapping paper with bold prints for maximum style.
Top with a Monogram
Once you've found something for everyone on your list, make their gift extra-special by topping with a custom wooden monogram rather than a simple sticker.
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Choose a Patterned Box
Pick up a bold patterened storage box and top with shiny ornaments for an easy presentation that's still festive.
Go for a Classic Look
Be simple and stick to the classics - a large grosgrain ribbon and ivory gift tags.