I’ve yet to draft my wish list to Santa, though I do know that this year I’d love to give gifts in a signature way.
Below: A menagerie of beautiful wrapping ideas to give your gifts in style. Because it is the thought that counts, but it’s even better when the recipient can take one look at the wrapping and know it came from you.
Style No. 1: Naturalistic
Love nature’s gift that is winter? Show it by attaching springs of holly, cinnamon sticks and dried citrus, or pinecones to your gift. These Holiday Pine wrapping sheets from Rifle Paper Co. are gorgeous:
Style No. 2: Modern & Merry Making
Elect to wrap all your presents in the same unique color way-
like Navy, Ice Blue, & Chartruese (a twist on the seen everywhere Pine green)
Or Fuschia, Chocolate Brown, & Orange (a cure for the common “Christmas-y” Red)
Consider metallics like silver or gold, paired with white
(Fabrics from F. Schumacher & Co)
Style No. 3: Nostalgic
Remember leaving a plate of cookies for Santa? These cheeky Naughty or Nice cards would be so fun tied on to gifts. You could also consider vintage buttons as accouterments…
These birds, created from a vintage dictionary would make a pretty garland- and you could even use them on a hostess gift for a New Years Party.
Style No. 4: Classic & Cheerful
Nothing says a classic holiday package like brown paper and this lovely Baker’s twine in peppermint, availalble online. Attach a few candy canes and you might as well be an elf.
On holiday cards this great, you could even go sans envelope- attaching the greeting directly to the gift.
Style No. 5: Hassle Free Holiday Cheer
Have no time? Wrapping gifts in newspaper, the Sunday comics, or magazine pages is a classic, relaxed, and socially responsible way to wrap your gifts.
Also? You can always let someone else wrap it for you:
Finally, for all styles: A tutorial on tying the perfect bow from designer & blogger Eddie Ross
P.S. For more wrapping ideas, feast your eyes on these beauties over at Design Sponge
and also: Hurry up and get your Christmas Cards!