Utilize these simple and beautiful Christmas gift wrapping ideas and tips to upgrade the look of your gifts without a lot of fuss!
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You’ve shopped the early Black Friday sales. You’ve checked everyone off on your list. The online gifts are starting to arrive at your doorstep and now it is time to wrap them before inquisitive eyes find them! As much as I love beautifully wrapped gifts, I don’t want to spend a ton of time wrapping them. Perhaps you can relate? Today I’m sharing some simple, quick, affordable, and attainable ways to wrap gifts beautifully without a lot of fuss!
Tip 1: Coordinate your wrapping paper to your tree decor.
Walking into a room with a perfectly decorated themed tree with gifts that match is always a beautiful sight! With the right wrapping paper, tags, and ribbon, it’s easy to achieve a curated look!
Walmart sent me these Holiday Time Fine Paper Collection Gift Wrap Kits to try out, and I have to say that they are perfect for the discerning yet busy (lazy?) gift wrapper! Truth be told, I love pretty wrapping paper but don’t want to spend hours of time wrapping gifts. These curated kits are priced affordably at $14.98 an include everything you need. Each kit features 3 rolls of premium gift wrap paper, 2 accessory boxes, metallic bows in 3 different sizes, 2 gift bags, 2 shirt boxes, 2 curling ribbon kegs, 10 gift tags, and 20 peel and stick labels.
I styled each collection for you so you can get a better feel for what each one offers! Each kit is linked below for easy shopping. Click the link to directly add to your shopping cart! (Some of the colors are only available to purchase in-store but some can be shipped directly to your home.)
If you have a traditional farmhouse Christmas theme this year for your tree, then you need this kit! It’s adorable and one of my favorites. I love the vintage thermos print gift boxes!
Shiny bright lovers will appreciate this rainbow-inspired gift wrapping kit! This wrapping paper would look so cute under a kids’ tree. The predesigned boxes are the perfect size for small gifts!
If you’re looking for something a bit more sophisticated, the gold kit is perfect! You could add colored ribbon if you’ve decorated with a red and gold or black and gold theme this year. The white and gold wrapping paper is in a faux bois print that looks great with natural accessories.
This kit would have gone so perfectly with my blush Christmas tree! I’ll post a pic underneath to show you. I love the gold foil wrapping paper.
This bold navy and gold wrapping paper kit is classy, festive, and fun. The gold foil on the decorative boxes shines beautifully!
This kit is the one that best coordinated with my primary tree this year. The mistletoe wrapping paper is adorable!
Tip 2: Embellish your gifts with natural elements.
Pinecones, evergreen clippings, and holly clippings are free to use and beautiful gift accessories! I dressed up this basic black gift box with a simple cedar clipping and foil ribbon. Use a dot of hot glue or doube sided tape to secure your clipping to the gift.
Tip 3: Make six inch ribbon curls, honey. Six…inches.
All of my fellow Elf movie fans will understand this reference! If you haven’t watched Elf, my tip comes directly from a funny quote in the movie. Creating ribbon curls with foil ribbon is an easy way to spruce up a plain gift. Use the edge of your scissors and lightly run it along the length of your ribbon to create a loose curl. The more pressure you use on your scissors, the tighter the curl. I like to do two ribbons side by side and tie on a splash of curled ribbon to create a festive “confetti” look.
Tip 4: Use scrap pieces of wrapping paper to decorate plain boxes or mix in another pattern!
This trick will help save you money in wrapping paper while also utilizing any scraps! Cut a wide and even strip of wrapping paper long enough to wrap around your gift box and secure with double sided tape. Use this trick to dress up butcher paper or plain white gift boxes, or create a designer look by layering patterned papers.
On my white gift box, I used a four inch strip of mistletoe paper to add some color. I then completed the look with some white-trimmed, black grosgrain ribbon. This didn’t take much time to wrap and looks great!
Tip 5: Add a premade bow or ornament to your gift!
Tip 6: Toss it in a cute bag!
There is nothing wrong with placing gifts inside cutely designed gift bags! This is the easiest way to wrap a gift and can look just as cute as a box. To take your gift bag up a notch, use craft scissors with a decorative edge to cut your tissue paper and stuff inside bag.
Tip 7: Wrap gift cards in a special Christmas card!
You can shop online for specialty Hallmark Paper Wonder cards and have them shipped to you at no extra cost. If you haven’t seen this collection of cards they are little gifts in and of themselves! Place a gift card inside a special Paper Wonder card to make it more personal and fun. Below are three examples of Paper Wonder cards but click here to check out the entire collection.
Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my gift giving and gift wrapping tips! If you’re looking for more Christmas tips be sure to click here to see all of my recent Christmas posts!