How to Make Your Gifts Look Amazing
While you're decking the halls, baking up a storm, and also searching for the perfect gift this holiday season, I want to share some easy and beautiful ways for How To Make Your Gifts Look Amazing! These simple Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas will help your gifts be unforgettable and look almost too pretty to open!
#1 – Create a Wrapping Station Stash and Stock it ALL Year!
Beautiful Christmas gifts don't have to be in Red & Green to be festive. Think outside the gift box and wrap your gifts in colors to suit your decor, the theme of your gift or the style of the recipient. A great, and budget-friendly way to do this, is to maintain a wrapping station/stash area all year round that you can monitor. Then shop the sales racks after every holiday to keep an eye out for pretty ribbons, wraps, and sweet embellishments that can add flair to your package.
Here I'm delighted to share one of my very own designs: Emma's Buffalo Check in Pink. It's a very soft blush pink – note: when you see it on Spoonflower it looks brighter than it is. The soft combination of pink, taupe, and white make this wrapping paper very romantic and flexible. It works well for a shabby chic Christmas style, as well as a shower gift or gift for a little princess in your life.
The gingham ribbon, pom-pom yarn, lace and vintage-inspired wreath add homespun charm!
#2 – Seek Out Beautiful Ribbons
While I buy plenty of ribbons from my local craft store some of my best ribbon finds have been in greenhouses, fabric shops, and other specialty stores. Fine quality ribbons can be a bit pricey but they can really elevate a gift or a part of your home decor so it can be a nice splurge from time to time.
Here I'm sharing another of my very own wrapping paper designs called “Hartfield Garland Blue.” It’s delicate and beautiful and I am so proud of the design!!
I've paired it here with a wide blue & white plaid ribbon and a slim blue velvet. A sumptuous combination!
You can view more gifts like these here on my How to Make Your Christmas Tree Look Stunning post.
#3 – Ornaments Add a Lovely Touch
Adding an extra “something” to the outside of a gift can really make the gift look luxurious. Ornaments can be a simple and lightweight item to attach – so they tend to be my first stop in the search for wrapping adornments. I recommend buying a couple extras each year so you have plenty to gift throughout the year.
This is my THIRD custom design wrapping paper. This is also part of my Spoonflower collection and is titled Emma's Floral. It is designed to perfectly coordinate with Emma's Buffalo Check shown at the top of this post.
#4 – DIY Your Own Embellishments
You can also make your own fanciful embellishments like these Vintage Inspired DIY Glitter Cards. I share a step-by-step tutorial here to take transform a simple card into a sparkly keepsake!
#5 – Let it Snow! Flock Your Gifts
Flocking isn't just for trees – you can easily add dimension and whimsy to your gifts by adding faux snow to your package. It can be glamorous and playful and add a very unique touch to your gift! Check out the easy tutorial here!
# 6 – Label in Style with Beautiful (and free!) Printable Gift Tags!
Of course knowing who you're giving the gift too is important so I've created some beautiful snowflake gift tags just for you – best of all they are free! A little holiday gift from me to you! Click here to download your very own Printable Snowflake Gift Tags.
#7 – Add some Sparkle!
If you need a break from all the ribbon you can also use a bedazzled clothespin to attach embellishments and tags to your gifts. In this post, I show you how to Make Your Own Glitter Clothespins and transform humble household helper (which you can get at the dollar store) into stunning and stylish gift adornments. You can even make a “set” of them to give as a gift!
#8 – It's in the Bag! Bag style gift wrapping
Some gifts are better suited to bags – like my Holiday Simmer recipe. I found these little plaid Santa style sacks in the dollar bins at Target. They are a great catch-all style for wrapping gifts.
#9 – Designer Look for Less
Consider bright, cheerful color combinations with bold patterns. On this package shown here, I've used a Waverly wrapping paper in green and paired it with classic navy and white ribbons. Add unusual adornments like birds and flowers – easily found in the floral department of most craft stores – for a more high end, designer look.
#10 – How to Wrap Baked Goods
If you are baking this season (or letting the grocer bake for you!) and need some tips and inspiration for presenting your treats, check out this How to Wrap Baked Goods post!
I hope you've found some inspiration for making your gifts just as thoughtful and beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside!
Your gifts are so unusual, Jennifer, their wraps are a gift in themselves. xo
You are so kind, Diane! Thank you!! 🙂
where do you find the little wreaths?????
I got mine at Michaels Craft Store but here is an affiliate link to some on Amazon if you’d like to order them online: http://amzn.to/2BSudbJ
Good luck Lyn! Thanks for reading!