Gift Wrapping Ideas


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

homemade wrapping paper

It’s Day Six of Twelve Days to Get Ready for Christmas! My very amazing and talented friend KariAnne Wood at Thistlewood Farms and I are sharing tips for twelve days to help get you ready for Christmas. We have so many fun ideas to share!

Today we are sharing Day 6 – Gift Wrapping Ideas

If you don’t know my friend KariAnne then you really need to follow her. KariAnne is kind, funny, smart, creative and one of the best writers I know. She also motivates me every day! Be sure to head on over to Karianne’s blog to read about 21 Easy DIY Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas.

Do You Love Holiday Gift Wrapping?

I love it. But I didn’t use to. In fact, my holiday wrapping used to consist of 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 early. And I am so happy to have those hours back on Christmas Eve!

Christmas is right around the corner 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!

Organize Your Gift Wrapping

One of the reasons that I now enjoy wrapping is that during the holidays, my craft room gets converted into 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.

Remembering what is inside the package is the hardest part now!

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.

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 roles of paper, only to find they were much smaller than I thought!

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 store.

Gift Wrapping Paper

Gift 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.

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.

My Favorite Holiday Amazon Wrapping Papers

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Gift Wrapping Ribbon

Ribbon holder
Click here for link to Ribbon Rack

I own way too much ribbon. Over the years I have collected a lot and I have it stores in a lot of places. I bought this ribbon rack a few years ago and I love it. And it is in stock!

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 ribbon 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 ribbon in every width and color in downtown Los Angeles, but I now buy most of my ribbon online. Below I am sharing a few of my favorite ribbons that I buy online.

Ok, maybe more than a few, hehehe.

My Favorite Gift Wrapping Ribbons

Gift Tags

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

Last year I went a bit crazy with my Christmas gift wrapping. I thought it might be fun to make my kids “work” to determine who the gifts were for. We had so much fun on Christmas morning as they tried to decipher the tags. Click here to see the blog post!

Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

I had some fun making these DIY Christmas gift tags. I make new designs each year and always keep a stash nearby. I also found some super cute ones online. So I may now be 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!

My Favorite Holiday Gift Tags

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.

A 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 a gift wrapping 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 are these Wrap Buddies. They clip onto any table and hold your wrapping paper rolls and tape!

Organize your Gift Wrapping

My Favorite Gift Wrapping Tools

Head on over to KariAnne’s post today! It is amazing and titled 21 Easy DIY Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas.

21 Easy DIY Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas

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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

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