Creative Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas
In the spirit of the holiday season, let’s highlight some creative Christmas gift wrapping ideas which can set your presents apart from the typical boring wrapping styles. After all, a well-wrapped gift builds the anticipation and excitement even before the present is opened. Yes, the value of gift giving lies in the gesture itself but who doesn’t appreciate a beautifully wrapped surprise? Therefore, let’s start looking into some unique ideas to make those presents look more special.
Our first idea is using recyclable materials for wrapping. It’s an eco-friendly option that’s not just stylish, but also helps the environment. Brown paper packages tied up with hemp cords and adorned with sprigs of holly or mistletoe from your backyard are not only Earth-friendly, they look chic and down-homey too. It’s an authentic touch that moves away from the commercialism of Christmas.
Another excellent idea is the DIY sensation, where you can fully customize your presents. Experiment with materials you have at home – old maps, newspapers, or children’s artwork – as overwrap. Top off with ribbons or strings. This method gives your gift a personal and unique touch, making it an absolute delight to unpack.
The Magic of Fabric Wraps
Perhaps you’ve heard about fabric gift wrapping, or as the Japanese call it, Furoshiki. This is an ancient technique that uses fabric to wrap objects of different sizes and shapes. What’s fantastic about this method is that it’s reusable, helping to reduce waste. You can use anything from kitchen towels to old silk scarves, and printed bandanas to wrap gifts. Knot them up to secure, and you’ll have a stunningly wrapped present.
Another brilliant idea in fabric wraps is the wine bottle cover. Transform a dull gift into something chic with an elegantly wrapped wine bottle cover. All you need is a piece of fabric and how to tie the right knot. This is a winning idea, especially if you’re running short on time as it looks elaborate but is surprisingly quick and easy to do.
Stand Out with Themed Wrapping
If you love everything artsy and unique, themed wrapping might be your thing. You could decide on a theme according to the personality of the recipient or based on your holiday decor. Themes like ‘Winter Wonderland,’ ‘Santa’s Workshop,’ or ‘Starlit Night’ could give you ample scope to play around with colors, patterns, and accessories to create a striking package.
Here are some popular themes you might consider trying:
- A Polka dot theme with polka-dotted paper and matching ribbons
- Minimalist theme with metallic paper and black ribbons
- Quirky animal print theme for kids with matching stickers
Personalized Tags and Toppers
Another charming and easy idea to add some creativeness to your gift wrapping is to use personalized tags and toppers. Trust me, nothing beats the charm of handwritten name tags. Create your own tags with card-stock and decorate them with glitter, washi tape, or holiday stamps. You can even go a step ahead and create custom toppers using candy canes, cinnamon sticks, or paper snowflakes to match your theme.
Go Creative with Unique Boxes
Last but not least, let’s talk about unique boxes. Gifts don’t always have to come in a box, but if they do, why not make it a quirky one? Use leftover boxes from cereal, snacks, or instant food packets. Wrap them in colorful paper, add ribbons, and you’ll have an unexpected box for your gift.
Let’s not forget about gifts that come in odd shapes and can’t be boxed. You should have a backup plan for them. The go-to trick for these is to use fabric bags. Wrap the gift in a fabric pouch and secure it with a knot. Add on a ribbon, and you have an elegant and attractive gift wrapping done in mere minutes.