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I love giving gifts. In fact, gift-giving is my main love language according to Gary Chapman. (If you haven’t read about the 5 love languages it’s a must! It will change your life and how you view your relationships!) There’s nothing I love more than picking out the perfect, thoughtful gift for a friend or family member. The gifts I choose are special to me and (I hope) to the person receiving them, so I want them to look special too! Below are 7 easy and unique gift wrapping ideas to help you make your gifts extra special this year too!
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I wanted to create wrapped gifts that were inexpensive, but that looked creative and unique! Plain brown or white wrapping paper is always my go-to. I love applying stamps or other handmade touches to individualize each piece. This year I found brown paper stamped with pretty white designs at Ikea! As my goal this year was simplicity in all things, I bought 6 rolls and ran like a bandit! As much as I love handmade details, this Mama is busy!
I mean seriously, how perfect are those polka dots and that lattice print?! You could easily make a similar paper using a stencil with chalk pen or paint.
Pretty gift wrapping is all in the details. Ribbon or twine adds interest and of course, you need tags to label each present. This year I found gold-lettered tags at Homesense. The beautiful black and white ticking stripe ribbon is from my favourite source for ribbon Shy Myrtle. I used some black and white baker’s twine and plain white ribbon leftover from other projects as well.
Once I have my gifts wrapped up with paper and twine I always add a “gift charm”. A gift charm is like an extra little present attached to the gift that makes it special.
Rose gold bells leftover from decorating the Christmas tree make the perfect sparkling charm and are a nice contrast to the matte brown paper! I also “borrowed” some sprigs of greenery from my faux cedar garlands hung around the house. I love adding a spring of greenery to a gift. If it’s fresh it smells divine and if it’s faux it will last longer and can be reused. It’s a win either way! Other ideas for things to add as a “gift charms” are a fresh or faux flower stem, an ornament, a sprig of mistletoe or holly, an edible treat, candy, or a photo.
I added this free Christmas tree printable from one of my favourite bloggers Julie Blanner to the gift below. It gives it an extra bit of interest and festive flair! You could also add a family photo or something more personal! It’s like giving two gifts in one!
For objects that are irregular shapes or are otherwise awkward to wrap I like using gift bags. Plain brown lunch bags work well for smaller items. You can simply punch two holes side by side in the top of the bag using a standard hole punch and tie the bag shut using ribbon or twine. It’s also a simple way to attach the tag! Easy and
I’ve been trying to find ways to make the holidays more environmentally friendly at our house. Reusable cotton drawstring gift bags are an easy way to cut down on waste. These ones are from one of my new favourite stores Pi’lo. They
One last tip… when your gifts are all wrapped why not store them in a pretty basket or find another way of displaying them as part of your decor? They’ll be doing double duty until it’s time to unwrap!
I hope you enjoyed these unique gift wrapping ideas! For more Christmas inspiration check out my Holiday Home Tour.
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