We might not want to judge a book by its cover, but a well-wrapped present should be enjoyed even before it is opened. These simple and fun gift wrap ideas will add some style and merriment this holiday season.
- Personalize your gifts by attaching a fun reminder of your relationship. Print out photos to use instead of name tags, or use movie ticket stubs from that great flik you saw together last week. How about a printed map from that road trip your family took?
- Consider using other materials besides traditional wrapping paper. You can use plain gift wrap and decorate it with fun mix tape or even colored duct tape or patterned painting tape. Use the present as its own wrapping, like this eco-friendly shirt and brooch combination. Involve the kids with this chalkboard gift wrapping idea or let them go to town with butcher paper and holiday stamps.
- Use fun and creative objects as part of the gift wrap. Print out games of tic tac toe or holiday word search for an extra touch of entertainment for the kids. Attach jingle bells to the dog’s present, and candy canes—or beautiful old fashioned ribbon candy—to the grandparents’ gifts
- Add sprigs of fresh herbs or berries for a touch of rustic cheer. Combine color and nature by spray painting pine cones to match your festive gift wrap. Make a special batch of gingerbread men to incorporate into your wrapping design.
However you decide to wrap it up, we wish you a very merry holiday season!