It’s crunch time, you guys! Whereas we’ve been listening to the identical factor 12 months after 12 months (begin your vacation gift shopping early!), 2021 was when it actually counted. Delivery delays, main commerce hubs getting overwhelmed and backed up—I’m positive you bear in mind. Final 12 months set off a frenzy of mid-October reward shopping for that, in 2022, hasn’t slowed down. So in case you did your vacation buying upfront, you then’re probably sitting fairly proper about now. You may even have the posh of spending the following few weeks leisurely wrapping presents along with your favorite Christmas movies on within the background. If that’s the case for you, prepare for all the very best reward wrapping concepts the web may present. We’ve rounded up 23 of our favorites, and so they’re to not be missed.
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23 Greatest Reward Wrapping Concepts to Match Any Current
Whereas I’d contemplate myself an aesthetically-inclined particular person, I can’t, repeat CAN-NOT wrap presents to save lots of my life. Up to now, I’d attempt to put collectively a phenomenal current, solely to strategically (shamefully) place my presents beneath the tree so that you couldn’t see the taped-together underside. I’ve gotten extra environment friendly lately and opted as an alternative for the can’t-mess-it-up reward bag answer. And whereas that’s positively helped preserve my presents from being an eyesore, I do wish to carry just a little creativity to my Christmas wrapping.
The excellent news is, there are limitless prospects for inventive methods so as to add aptitude to your presents. That’s why we curated this listing beneath for reward wrapping concepts that’ll match any model. There’s minimalist, maximalist, and au pure. There’s colourful, basic, and fantastically craft-inspired. Nonetheless you wish to wrap your presents, you identify it, this listing has it. Scroll by way of, and you’ll want to tell us how you propose to wrap your items this 12 months. I’ll take all of the inspiration I can get.
P.S. When you haven’t discovered your items but, take a look at our roundup of the best last-minute presents for everybody in your listing.
Put Your Pantry Staples to Use
Is your box of baking soda slowly nearing its expiration in the fridge? Put it to good use with this easy creative gift wrap idea! Finish off your baking soda gift toppers with a few foraged branches and boughs and you’ll have a present worthy of its spot beneath the tree.
Opt for a Peppermint Flair
With just string, straws, and some craft paper, you can make this simple DIY in minutes. It’s a five-step process to craft a star that would be right at home on any of your gifts as well as hanging from your tree. Anything that calls for a little holiday touch, this DIY delivers.
Bring the Outdoors In
I love incorporating natural elements into my gift wrap. This clever tutorial leans on evergreen cuttings and shrubs (boxwood, rosemary, eucalyptus, cedar, and juniper all work beautifully) to create a seasonally-scented, wrapping wonder. It’s so pretty, your recipient might not be able to open their gift.
Pile on the Pinecones, Foliage, and Natural Elements
I love pairing neutral paper in either black, white, or a natural hue with jute. It’s easygoing while still feeling special and elevated. Adding pops of color with foliage or sentimental notes or photos adds the little touch of joy and emotion I want all of my presents to bring.
Pom it Up
I love gift wrapping ideas that look super glamorous without feeling over the top. This checks off both boxes beautifully. All you need for this fun and festive gift wrap is yarn, pom poms, and a few gift tags. Using black and white paper and adding a little sparkle with your ribbon creates an elevated presentation while still looking like it came straight from the heart (because, well, it did).
Tie on a Little Jingle Jangle
Now here’s what to make if you’re really going for a show-stopping topper. While this DIY is admittedly quite a bit more involved than most others on this list, every single step is worth it to get this final result. The mistletoe is truly a work of art, and you’re going to have to work hard to make sure what’s inside the wrapping lives up to what’s on the outside.
Put Your Paper Snowflakes to Use
I don’t know about you, but in the days leading up to Christmas, you can catch me making all the paper snowflakes my festive heart can handle. While I love sticking them up on windows and using them to decorate all areas of my home, these snowflake present toppers are brilliant. They’re statement-making and modern while still feeling decidedly Christmas-y. You can follow the DIY tutorial here for step-by-step directions on how you can take advantage of gorgeous snowflakes. When you’re wrapping with kiddos, that is additionally a good way to get the entire fam concerned.
Adorn Your Gift With a Wreath
When Christmas comes around, I’m of the opinion that wreaths belong everywhere. On my front door, above the mantle, in every window, and yes, on my presents. These mini wreaths take your present from perfect (because anything that comes from the heart already is) to the most thoughtful gift anyone has ever held in their hands. Gather your greenery (try olive and bay leaves), berries, floral wire, a thick metal wire for the wreath, and a glue gun if you really want to take things to the next level.
Add a Little Something Edible
Who wouldn’t love a little sweet treat to go with their gift? These easy-cut-out gingerbread cookies are beyond cute and customize your present with something not only thoughtful but totally gorgeous. Just be sure to bake them no sooner than a day beforehand and keep your presents out of reach of any doggies or curious cats. You want these cookies going to the right mouths.
Make it Sustainable
While choosing which paper and ribbon combo you want can be endless fun, it’s true that oftentimes gift wrapping isn’t always eco-friendly. Follow blogger Melissa Selmin’s cue and opt for natural kraft paper that can be easily recycled (or even reused!). Neutral paper sets up a beautiful backdrop for all sorts of natural elements—dried orange slices, twine, branches, and berries, you name it.
Add a Little Glamour and Glitz
Opting for metallics is an easy way to make your present all the more special. I love this combo of glittery gold with just a peek of the deep, saturated navy. Go for a wide ribbon that lets your wrapping paper barely peek through—this one’s all about the bow.
Let a Printable Do the Work
A reminder that good things come in small packages. This is a super simple and easy way to create a woodland-like effect for your present. Whether you’re gifting jewelry or something else that’s small, pop it in one of these petite boxes for a surprise anyone on your list will love.
Create Some Botanical Beauty
I love this no-fuss way of creating a garden of flora with your gifting. Gather up some floral-focused posters or cards, snip out the flowers, and use a découpage technique to paste them to your present. Keep your wrapping paper backdrop dark or neutral to let your florals really stand out.
Add a Little Warmth
What’s cuter than tying on a pair of either homemade or thoughtfully-purchased mittens to your present? While it depends on where you live, most people could use a pair of fuzzy and warm gloves. Slip the mitts under a little ribbon and add a small bundle of greenery. There’s nothing more wonderfully wintry than this.
Fake a Floral Design
Butcher paper is a beautiful blank canvas for any drawing or designs your heart desires. This flower tutorial instantly elevates any gift while still feeling whimsical, fun, and fresh. The good news too is that if you’re not an artist, you can simply trace or copy an image of a vase from the internet. Add a few fresh, dried, or artificial flowers (any will look great!) and offer up your blooms to the lucky recipient.
Perfect the Japanese Art of Furoshiki
This is the ultimate way to ensure zero-waste gifting. Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese technique that today, is used to wrap gifts or transport a small present when visiting someone’s home. It’s wonderfully practical and a great sustainable solution to keeping your trash or recycling from piling up with paper on Christmas day. Furoshiki is of course beautiful as well. Gather up vintage or found fabrics and follow this tutorial for all the things it’s worthwhile to know to make your completely imperfect little bundle.
Trompe-l’oeil Your Bow
This is a great gift wrapping solution for the ribbon-tying averse. Create the optical illusion of a silky bow with a sharpie! We love this idea because not only is it just about as easy as it gets, but if you find yourself short on ribbons, you can pull out a permanent marker and get to work. Get the DIY Sharpie Bow Tutorial here.
Take it Tropical
This one’s for the maximalists among us. If you want a little (or a lot) of color, by all means, go for it. I love that the all-black boxes balance out the bold and bright colors of the flower toppers. And while they mimic nature, the flowers have a whimsical quality that’ll make anyone smile. These are also wayyyy easier than they look. So grab your scissors and supplies and get crafting.
Unleash Your Inner Matisse
Did you know how easy it is to make your own wrapping paper? Simply break out a big roll of kraft paper, set up your paints, and go for it. Of course, this project is going to require covering up anything you might get paint on (a drop cloth works perfectly), but once you do, there’s no reason to hold back. Paint your heart out, Pollock.
Make Your Own Stamps
I love a good hand-stamped paper, but did you know you can make it with things you already have in your house? This clever DIY uses everything from popsicle sticks to wine bottles to ice cube trays (yes, really!) to create one-of-a-kind patterns and designs. If it’s a lovingly homemade look you’re going for, try this.
Customize a Cute Message
While there’s a couple of steps needed to make these gift tags, they’re all easy to do. Type out a little message in Photoshop and print out your tags on peel and stick posters. Peel and stick onto your current, add just a little ribbon and perhaps some greenery, and also you’re all good to go.
Layer on the Prints
This one’s all about mixing and matching coordinating patterns and prints. Layering on cut-out paper creates an interesting and eye-catching design. The wrapping alone will feel like a present and is seriously a sight to behold. Click into the post for even more DIY ideas. You can bet I’ll be trying all of them.
Nail it With Neon
While Christmas means there’s plenty of red, green, silver, and gold to go around, I’m into going for the unexpected and adding a pop of neon under the tree. These gift tags are the easiest way to customize your gift and will make anyone feel appreciated when they see the little bit of extra effort you put in to make their present special. You can color block your gift tags or add a polka dot pattern. For all the instructions, go ahead and click through.
This put up was initially printed on December 17, 2018, and has since been up to date.