Have you finished your Christmas shopping? If you’re at the wrapping stage, we’ve pulled together a collection of inspiring images to offer suggestions to help to ensure that your gifts stand out beneath the tree. Banish all thoughts of garish red wrapping paper and shiny bows and think subtle, simple and stylish. Read on to discover our Christmas wrapping tips!
We love the look of brown and white parcel paper or elegant marbled designs, but we’ve recently noticed a trend for darker hues when it comes to wrapping this Christmas. Navy blue, emerald green or even black paper looks festive when teamed with metallic ribbon and a sprig of berries.
Mix & Match
Wrapping all of your gifts with the same theme looks great, but it’s nice to have a bit of variation. Try choosing a colour scheme and having two or three different paper and ribbon combinations that all complement each other.
A Personal Touch
Don’t neglect your gift tag! Ensure that it is easy to read during the frenzy of pulling presents from beneath the tree on Christmas morning, but pay attention to detail to the most personal touch of your gift wrap. We love the idea of printing off a selection of your favourite festive-themed Instagram photos and using the images as gift tags by writing on the reverse.
If you can’t find the perfect paper, why not try your hand at making your own? Buy classic white or brown matte parcel paper and experiment with creating your own designs. If you’re a dab hand at calligraphy, try writing a Christmas message across the paper, or if you prefer something simpler, you could create your own polka-dot paper by painting imperfect gold or silver dots across the paper.
Eucalyptus leaves, seasonal berries, sprigs of holly or a small cutting from your Christmas tree… tuck a little bit of foliage onto the front of your gift along with the tag for that finishing flourish. We have some lovely artificial plants and flowers if you’re struggling to find the real thing.
Images via our Christmas Pinterest board
Images 5 & 7 by These Four Walls
Image 6 by Little Green Shed