Creative Ways to Wrap Your Christmas Gift Cards

Gift Card Wrapping Ideas for Christmas

Putting thought and effort into how I wrap my gift cards during the Christmas season has always been an important part of my holiday routine. Each year, I try to add a creative twist to make the gift look even more special. And why not? After all, the holiday season is a time of joy, warmth, and creativity, so why should wrapping gift cards be any different. Here are some innovative ideas I have collected over the years that I want to share. They are very easy to implement but turn a simple gift card into a memorable present.

One idea I use frequently is the ‘Christmas envelope’. I take a colorful piece of craft paper and fold it into the shape of an envelope. I then adhere the edges using glue or double-sided tape. This is a quick and easy way to add a personal touch to your gift card without requiring any special tools or supplies.

You know that excitement you feel when you’re unwrapping your present? What if you could give the recipient a chance to feel the same, even if it’s just a gift card? That’s where the ‘gift within a gift’ idea comes in. I often wrap the gift card in a small decorative box, then wrap that box in beautiful wrapping paper. This gives the recipient the fun of unwrapping a package and discovering a gift inside.

Gift Card Wrapping with Ornaments

Incorporating ornaments into gift card wrapping is one of my favorite things to do. I choose ornaments that match the theme of Christmas, like snowflakes, stars, or Santa Claus. These cute little embellishments not only enhance the look of the gift card, but they also serve a dual purpose. After unwrapping the gift, the recipient can use the ornament to decorate their Christmas tree.

Another exciting idea I often use is the ‘ornamental foil’. I wrap the gift card in a small piece of foil, then tie it with a ribbon. Afterwards, I fix a Christmas-themed ornament on top of the ribbon. It’s simple, but adds an instant shine to your gift card and makes it look very festive.

Personalized Christmas Card Wrapping

One year, I decided to make my gift card wrapping a little more personal. And that’s when I discovered the joy of creating personalized card wrappers. To make this, I used plain wrapping paper, drew some personal messages or doodles, and then sealed the gift card inside. I’ve found that recipients often appreciate this personalized touch more than the gift card itself!

Another fun project you can take on is the ‘photo frame’ gift card wrapping. What you will need is a small picture frame that can accommodate your gift card. Send your gift card tucked inside with a memorable picture hooked into it. This not only wraps the gift card but also delivers a warm memory.

Eco-Friendly Wrapping

Now, while coming up with these gift card wrapping ideas, I also started paying more attention to the materials I used. If you want to join the eco-friendly movement, here’s an idea for you.

You can use materials like old maps, newspapers, magazines or fabric scraps as gift card wrappers. You’ll be surprised how cool they look once you add some colorful ribbons or paper cuts.

Or you can use the ‘seed paper’. Here, you wrap your gift card with this special paper embedded with seeds. The recipient can then plant the wrapping paper in their garden where it will grow into a beautiful plant in the upcoming seasons.


Simple But Beautiful Wrapping Ideas

To make gift card wrapping more special, using everyday materials can be a great idea. This is where the ‘washi tape art’ idea comes in. For this, I simply wrap the gift card in plain wrapping paper and then create patterns on top using colorful washi tapes. This is super fun with endless possibilities.

And then, there’s the ‘tag only’ wrapping. For this, I just use a Christmas-themed tag, attach it to the gift card and that’s it. It’s basic, but it’s minimalist and sophisticated.

Here are also more ideas you could use:

  • The ‘lace wrap’ where you use a piece of lace to wrap around your gift card.
  • The ‘ribbon knot’ where you fold your gift card in a piece of wrapping paper and then tie it off at the top with a big ribbon, making it look like a candy.
  • The ‘tiny bag’. For this, I buy those small, beautiful gift bags available in craft stores, place my gift card inside, and then top it off with a little bow.

Remember, it’s not just about the gift card, but the thought and creativity you put into presenting it. And that’s what these gift card wrapping ideas for Christmas are all about.