If you are reading this, you’re looking for that unique gift wrap idea, the one that sets your gift apart from all other gifts under the tree. The one that screams “This gift is for YOU!! You awesome gift recipient, You!” The one that lets your loved one know that you understand their wishes, wants and desires and you hand-selected that perfect item and spent hours carefully creasing corners, matching ribbons and hand-tying bows to make this gift uniquely theirs. Well, look no further my gift giving friends! Below are a few ideas to start your creative gift-wrapping adventure.
1. Fancy in Fabric
Can’t find the perfect pattern in wrapping paper? Love the look of the quilted bag you just bought at the boutique? Why not wrap your gifts in a pretty fabric! Think about it, it’s reusable – so no large trash bag of paper to recycle on Christmas morning, the cut swatches are perfect for your small sewing or quilting project (just make sure to get them back after everyone unwraps their gifts), and best yet, no paper cuts!
Wrapping your gifts in soft, simple fabrics work great for anyone who has a woodland or earthy theme. Use natural textures like burlap, twine, jute or wool for a bow and tie cinnamon sticks, pine twigs and wooden tags to finish.
Speaking of simple fabrics, how cute are these polka dot painted burlap bags? Just dot on paint, add your gift, a cute tag, and you’re ready to go!
2. Terrific Tinware
Whipping up a batch of Whiskey, Caramel, Marshmallow & Bacon Bark (yes, this is an actual thing…and it’s YUMMY) for the sweet tooth in your life is so much more fun when you have a whimiscal tin to wrap it in. They are great for holiday cookies, fudge and candy as well!
Check out this quick Personalized Gift Tin idea.
3. Bountiful Baskets
Great for themed gifts, baskets are a common wrapping staple.
Dress it up by adding a pop of metallic color to the bottom, matching metallic paper shreds and a collection of items to make their celebration shine!
4. Wrapped with Wood
Looking to wrap something for the wonderful man in your life? A dash of paint, some faux leather, a festive phrase, and you have the makings of the best guy gift wrap!
Check out our Accented Cigar Box wrap idea!
5. Pom Pom Perfection
Stick-on bows are just so ho-hum. Yeah – you’re seeing this right – make your own out of Pom Poms and tie your pretty packages with yarn!
Instructions for these DIY puffy wonders can be found here. And, don’t forget your pom pom makers!
6. The Trusty Mason Jar
What blog post would be complete without bringing up the mason jar! Of course, you can use it for the old cocoa mix stand-by. Or, fill it full of pretty candy to set on their desk at work (and think about how bad they need to get back to the gym after all that holiday sugar). But, my favorite – use them as a gift card holder! (Oh – and don’t forget to pickup a gift card while you’re at Michaels picking up all your mason jars because I know you love this idea the most!)
And it does double duty! Dress up the top so they have a cute ornament for next year, and they can always use the jar as a luminary or seedling planter later. Three gifts in one – not bad for an awesome Secret Santa party!
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