The Christmas season is now fully underway and it’s time to start thinking about gift giving. While we all want our recipients to know the time and attention we have spent choosing their particular gift, we don’t want that forethought to get lost in the presentation. If you presented someone with a beautiful sky blue box, tied up with a bow and a bracelet from Tiffany’s inside, it’s going to be far more impactful than if you presented that same exact bracelet in an old carrier bag. See my point? Presentation of your gifts will impact on the gift itself and taking your time with some simple wrapping ideas will elevate those presents too.
Now, that said, let’s be realistic. Christmas can be a crazy, stressful time of year and you may be thinking, ‘that’s all well and good, Kimberly, but who has time for that?’ Well, I’ve purposely chosen ideas that don’t take a lot of time but still do look amazing when they are completed. They are inexpensive and quick but still result in a fabulous looking gift. So now, there’s no excuse!
Turn on some Christmas tunes, make yourself some hot cocoa (or something stiffer, I’m not going to judge) and get a bit crafty.
Printable Wrapping Paper
This cute Scandi-inspired wrapping paper is easier and cheaper than fighting off shoppers in the supermarket. Simply download the free PDF and print! Check out the free download on Homey Oh My. Finish it off with some simple twine for a super chic and minimalist look.
Potato Stamp Wrapping Paper
Using brown craft paper (which you can pick up at any office supply or stationary store) and a cookie cutter, you can stamp your way to beautiful handcrafted paper using a half cut potato and ink. This is such a nice way to personalise a gift and no two presents will look exactly the same. See how to do it on Babble.com.
Washi Tape Wrapping Paper
Did you know you can also get craft paper in white? It makes the perfect backdrop for this simple and quick Christmas wrap using washi tape to create a fun pattern. Dive into your stash using different coloured tape and metallics to create simple patterns. See how to do it on Almost Makes Perfect.
Printable Message Gift Wrap
Another simple printable wrapping paper, this time from Confetti Surprise. I love that the ‘tag’ is printed right on the paper, so you don’t even need to attach that, saving yourself a step! Simply print and wrap with ribbon for a classy gift that will look beautiful under the tree! The printables are available on DIY Candy.
Mini Ornament Christmas Gift Topper
For gift topper and name tag in one, simply use a mini bauble and some twine, then add a letter sticker to indicate it’s recipient. You can get big packs of mini baubles quite inexpensively and it’ll probably be enough to do all your presents! Check out the details over on Sallyjshim.
Recycled Christmas Card Topper
This is a perfect way to reuse old Christmas cards! Use the front of the card and using a sharp craft knife, cut slits on the top and bottom to hold your ribbon in place. You can see the full tutorial over on Design Sponge.
Silk Flower Gift Topper
For an elegant and easy Christmas gift topper, why not use inexpensive silk flowers to elevate your gifts? Combine it with greenery, berries or leaves and the printable gift tags for simply gorgeous gift giving. You can see the full tutorial over on Green Wedding Shoes.
Forage for Gift Toppers
Get out from the hustle and bustle and take in some crisp country air and whilst doing so, you can be picking up a few bits and pieces for your Christmas present wrapping too. Use fresh pine and berries tucked into craft paper wrapped presents and twine for a simple rustic present that brings the outdoors in. See more on Smart Furniture.
Inexpensive Ornament Toppers
Similar to the simple ornament above, if you want to go a little more glam, why not try one of these beautiful ideas of using inexpensive ornaments to dress up your gifts? Bells, pinecones and picks combined with ribbon, twine and washi tape make beautiful combinations that are as easy as looking through your stationary stash. Check out how on Boxwood Clippings.
Mini Wreath Present Toppers
And finally, how about a mini wreath topper for your presents? These beautiful touches are actually quite simple to make and can be made using greenery you have in your back garden. Check out the tutorial over on Say Yes.
- christmas-wrapping-paper-free-printable: Homey Oh My
- diy-washi-tape-gift-wrap: Almost Makes Perfect
- free-printable-gift-wrap: DIY Candy
- mini-ornament-christmas-wrap: SallyJShim
- diy-winter-scene-painting-gift-toppers: Design Sponge
- silk flower topped Christmas wrap: Green Wedding Shoes
- holiday-gifts-with-twine-berries: Smart Furniture
- brown-gold-and-white-holler-dollar-christmas-wrap: Boxwood Clippings
- wreath_gift_toppers: Say Yes