Gift Wrapping Ideas and Sunday Morning Coffee


Welcome to day five of Twelve Days of Getting Ready For Christmas. Today I am sharing holiday gift-wrapping ideas for paper, ribbon, tags, and a gift-wrapping station!

I have teamed up with my dear friend KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms (scroll down for a link to her post or click here) and today we are sharing gift-wrapping tips to help get you ready for Christmas. We have so many fun ideas to share! It’s also Sunday Morning Coffee. This is a place to share, learn, explain, dream, and have fun.

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Do you love holiday gift wrapping?

I love it.

But I didn’t used to.

In fact, my holiday wrapping used to consist of me locking myself in our bedroom for about four hours on Christmas Eve while I wrapped and wrapped and wrapped.

Those days are behind me and now I enjoy wrapping gifts and putting them out a bit earlier. And I am so happy to have those hours back on Christmas Eve!

Christmas will be here sooner than we think and it is time to start thinking about gift-wrapping ideas. I have a lot of great ideas to share with you today that make wrapping presents not only fun but pretty too!

My Favorite Room This Week

One of the reasons that I now enjoy wrapping is that during the holidays, I always set up a gift-wrapping station. This way, I have all of my paper and ribbon and wrapping supplies in one place and as I purchase gifts, I wrap them with paper and ribbon, pop gift tags on them and I am done.

This was my wrapping station last year. It was in my old craft room.

I moved my craft room this year up to the third floor and I will be setting up my wrapping station next week. In fact, I am organizing the entire third floor to get ready for the holidays. I even have a new rug for the bedroom!

I promise to share it as soon as it is ready.

Once your wrapping area is set up, all you have to worry about now is what is inside the package!

The Dream Box 2 which is the perfect storage solution for all of your craft supplies.

Just so you know, you don’t need to spend a lot of money on your gift wrap supplies. 

Shop the sales because you will find wrapping paper this time of year at just about any store. Be careful and always check the width and length because I have brought home newly bought rolls of paper, only to find they were much smaller than I thought!

I wrote a blog post titled How to Organize Your Gift Wrapping Room and I think if you do this now, you will save yourself a lot of time.

I like to buy butcher paper and make my own wrapping paper because I think it’s fun to make. For some fun gift-wrapping supplies, you can visit my Amazon gift-wrapping page.

Something New – DIY Gift Wrapping Paper

Making my own wrapping paper is one of my favorite parts of wrapping. I love to coordinate all of the papers so that all of the gifts under the tree coordinate. You know me, I like everything to look pretty. I usually start off by buying a few Amazon wrapping papers and then adding to those by making my own.

Here are some of the wrapping papers I have made myself.

When buying wrapping paper, I always look for a few reversible papers so that I have multiple coordinated options as well as heavy-weight papers that the paper doesn’t tear when folding the paper around the corners.

Below I have curated some of my favorite papers in two different color themes.

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Gift Wrapping Ribbon

Ribbon holder
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I own way too much ribbon. Over the years I have collected a lot and I have it stored in a lot of places. Currently, it’s out of stock, but they restock it always so keep your eye on it.

This ribbon rack is available.

Here are similar ones you can find on Amazon.

If you are looking to organize your ribbons, I have lots of suggestions in my post, How to Organize Ribbons in Your Craft Room.

Gift wrapping ribbons are an important component of a beautifully wrapped gift. I hunt for ribbons all year long. You never know when and where you will find a unique and gorgeous ribbon.

I used to have a source for satin ribbons in every width and color in downtown Los Angeles, but they closed and now I buy most of my ribbons online. Below I am sharing a few of my favorite ribbons that I buy online.

Ok, maybe more than a few, hehe.

Gift Tags

I shared my very FUN tags earlier in the week. Here are some more traditional gift tags that are very easy to make.

Tags for gifts
You can find the post here on how to make cute gift tags in the photo above.

I had some fun making these DIY Christmas gift tags. Each year, I make new designs and always keep a stash nearby. I also found some super cute ones online. Perhaps I have become a gift tag hoarder!

Click the links below if you want to make your own gift tags. I have also rounded up some of my favorite online holiday gift tags that everyone will be happy to find their name on!

Gift Wrapping Station

A gift-wrapping station is important to keep yourself organized. If your house is anything like mine, things like scissors and tape seem to go missing all of the time.

This gift-wrapping station provides one place to keep together all of my gift-wrapping tools, gift-wrapping paper, ribbons, and gift tags, both handmade and ones that I buy online.

Having this area gives me a better chance of keeping things like scissors and tape together in one place during the holiday season. When my family needs to wrap a gift, they know to go to my craft room where they will find everything they need to wrap their gift. Below are some items that I have purchased to set up my gift-wrapping station.

One of my favorite gift-wrapping tools is these Wrap Buddies. I bought these in 2020 and they clip onto any table and hold your wrapping paper rolls and tape!

Organize your Gift Wrapping

KariAnne’s Getting Ready for Christmas Post

My dear friend KariAnne at Thistlewood Farms is sharing her tips today for wrapping gifts.

21 Easy DIY Gift Wrap Ideas

Gift wrapping just got a whole lot easier! Here are 21 DIY gift wrapping ideas and a few tools to make it even easier.

Michael at Inspired by Charm has the best Christmas tree decorating Ideas.

Is this not the cutest thing ever? I love this Gingerbread House Mug Topper.

Look at Courtney’s cake. Is this not the most beautiful Cranberry Topped Holiday Cake?

Sugar and Cloth shared 25 Best Ideas for Christmas Gift Tags.

Gosh! What a fun week it was. I finished off my fall decor and then started a very fun series with KariAnne Wood from Thistlewood called 12 Days of Getting Ready for Christmas.

I need recipes like this. Martha shared 22 Quick Sunday Night Dinner Ideas That Soothe and Satisfy.

We have lots more holiday fun with my series, Twelve Days for Getting Ready for Christmas. I am sharing an Easy Christmas Craft, How to Tie a Bow, My Favorite Holiday Desserts, How to Set a Holiday Table, Handmade Tree Ornaments, and My Favorite Tree Skirts.

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  1. Hi,
    I was thinking I possibly had read a blog post by you somewhere about some “undecorated” wrapping paper that you could stamp on or leave plain and you listed where you got it.

    Can you help with this? I like the idea and was thinking of doing it for Christmas this year, but wanted something where I can get a good amount of it and it not be to pricey. Thanks!

  2. Those wrap buddies are the best! Especially love your diy gift tags and paper. Thought of you when I recently saw how the Swedish wrap their gifts sustainably in cloth and beautifully adorned dried oranges and twigs. Looked exactly like something beautiful you would do. Thanks for the inspiration. xx

  3. Leslie,
    Thanks so much for sharing my mini-gingerbread mug toppers! You’re so kind and so incredibly talented. It’s nice to have a creative friend like you!

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