The holidays are here, which means it is time to wrap some presents! While wrapping gifts can be a nightmare, with the right tools you can make your gifts look absolutely fabulous. Here are eight fun ideas.
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A present is never complete without some ribbon! Adding some fun bows can brighten up even the most boring of wrapping paper. And don’t be afraid to go a little crazy – try mixing and matching solid and patterned ribbon to give your gifts some extra oomph.
Personalized gift ribbon, $17, personalizationmall.com
Fabric Gift Wrap
Looking to add a retro spin to your holiday gifts? Try fabric! Many companies are now offering fabric instead of paper to wrap presents, as it’s eco-friendly and re-usable. If you’re looking to save a buck, head on over to your favorite fabric store where you can purchase Christmas varieties of fabric for a decent price.
Green dasher envelope, $12 - $18, ecowrap.com
Bags are a quick and easy way to wrap a Christmas present. But just because it’s easy, doesn’t mean it has to be dull! Many stores offer a variety of bags that cater to people of all ages. And don’t be afraid to get creative with the tissue paper – instead of sticking to solid tissue paper, opt for patterns like polka dots or stripes to make that present really stand out.
Jumbo Penguin Gift Bag, $3, partycity.com
If you’re looking for wrapping paper that no one else has, the best way to achieve this is with rubber stamps. All you need is some brown wrapping paper, red or green ink (or both), and a few of your favorite holiday stamps. Decorate the paper and wrap away.
Rubber stamp, $11, overstock.com
Boxes are another great way to wrap a present in a hurry. With so many cute and fun boxes to chose from, your job becomes quite easy. Like Christmas bags, don’t be afraid to get creative with the tissue paper and the ribbon to make your gift box more unique.
Gift box, $20, christmascentral.com
Add Some Sparkle
If you’re looking to add a little feminine touch to your holiday gifts, reach for some glitter. Just add a little glue to your already wrapped present, top it with some glitter, and shake it off once dried. If your recipient is a lucky chica, you can secure a gift bag with a sparkly clip or ponytail holder that she can use way after the celebrations are over.
Glitter multi-pack, $5, supermart.com
Let It Snow
Nothing feels like Christmas more than snow on the ground. While you can’t control the weather, you can still bring a “White Christmas” vibe to your gifts with snowflake cut-outs. To get really creative, you can even dip-dye your snowflakes in bright colors to make your gift really stand out.
Snowflake cutouts (30 pk.), $5, partycity.com
Add a little jingle to your holiday gifts this season with bells. Whether you chose silver or gold, simply tie a bell on to the ribbon for a festive gift that is sure to make friends and family merry.
Fuschia bells, $3/8, factorydirectcraft.com