Too pretty to open.
Sellotape and Tesco paper just won’t cut it if you really want to make a mark with your gifts this year, but it’s still way easier than you might think to put together a pile of eye-catching pressies.
“There’s something to say for treating your wrapping like you would your favourite holiday soiree ensemble,” gifting guru Simone LeBlanc advises LeDomaine. “Have fun with it and make your package feel festive… and though they do have kitschy charm, leave the stick on bows to Santa’s elves.”
Stock up on some sheets of wrapping paper that you love, buy a few strips of ribbon, choose a theme and away you go. Stuck for ideas? As with most things Christmas-related, there’s plenty of inspo out there on Instagram. Here are a few ideas we love…
Keep it black and white
It gives you more scope to add pops of colour with tags, ribbons and bows. Win!
Stick to the traditional
This idea’s perfect if you’re raiding your mam’s gift wrapping supplies
Mix and match your colour palette
Colour clash klaxon.
No wrapping paper to hand?
Grab some of the tissue that would normally be used to stuff gift bags instead, and make tags and decorations with card and newspaper. A perfect last-minute option.
Make your pressies identifiable
Stick to a single colour palette
Sometimes simple is best.
Got little ones to give pressies to?
Keep it cute with this easy-to-replicate stamped brown paper.
We love this pom-pom, used in place of a bow.
Give the gift of Solange… or Yeezy.
All the faves.
Decorate your presents with the receipient’s name
Looks cute, right?
Bring the outside in
Who needs fancy gift tags when you can just use, er, a lump of Christmas tree?
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