A handful of great gift wrapping ideas for the festive season!
Merry & Bright! 5 Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas
So, you’ve completed your Christmas shopping? Nice work! Now that the hard part is over, it’s time for the gift wrapping fun to begin. There’s no doubt that thoughtful, DIY wrapping can add an extra special touch to your gifts, and look beautiful under the Christmas tree. Whether your recipients have been naughty or nice, make their Christmas memorable with these 5 Christmas gift-wrapping ideas.
Five Christmas gift wrapping ideas to make your presents shine!
1. Wrap It!
First, think about your wrap. Will you use the same paper for each item? This looks striking, and gives your gifts a uniform look – decide on a theme, like monochrome, floral or vintage, and go from there. Extra points for coordinating your wrapping paper with your table setting! We love the Katie Leamon gift wrap sheets in Marbled Magma and Marbled Pompeii and the quirky Decomposition range of stationery which includes Honeycomb, Classic Surfboards and Vintage Bicycles patterned wrapping paper.
2. Sticky Business
MT Tape is a staple item in the kit of most craft devotees and stationery lovers, and for good reason! Adored for its versatility, MT Tape – sometimes known as ‘washi’ tape – is a Japanese masking tape made from rice paper. Rather than using regular, clear sticky tape to secure your Christmas wrapping, add some colour and interest to your gifts by using MT tape instead. We’ve got a huge range of MT tapes available, including a few varieties of MT Christmas Tape featuring illustrations especially for the festive season. If you love washi, you might like to check out “6 (wrapping) ways with washi tape” too.
3. Tie it Up: Ribbon & Twine
Brown paper packages tied up with string were romantic long before The Sound of Music! In fact, using brown paper as a base for your wrapping can make ribbon and twine really pop. Try a simple palette of plain wrapping paper with a natural string or twine, like the O-Check Spool of String for a neutral and minimalist look, or add a splash of colour with this Pink Hemp Cord from Write To Me.
4. Tags and Labels
Tags and labels can add a creative touch to your presents, while also making it easy to keep track of gifts once you’ve wrapped them! Kids (and big kids) love seeing their names on mystery boxes underneath the tree. We adore the Rifle Paper Co. Gift Tag sets in Santa’s Sleigh and Holiday Plaid prints, or you could even cut your own from thick, high-quality card. Attach a tag to your string or twine, and use a dip nib or brush with some Gold J. Herbin Pigmented Ink to write names and messages for an extra festive sparkle!
5. Personalise Presents with Stamps & Wax Seals
Add the finishing touch to your gifts with a stamp or wax seal! Using the O-Check Rubber Stamps Inkpad in Red, stamp the initials of the recipient on the gift, or opt for some cheerful Yuletide messages like “Ho ho ho!” or “Joy!”
A wax seal is a unique and eye-catching way to decorate your gifts or Christmas cards – try the J. Herbin range of round Christmas symbol wax seals: Deer and Wreath, or the rectangular Merry Christmas. If you’re making jam, biscuits or muesli to give to friends and neighbours this Christmas, use a wax seal to decorate and personalise glass jars or boxes.
If you’re new to wax seals, or you need a refresher, check out our wax seals overview for some handy tips and tricks!
And have a look at the Milligram Pinterest Gift Wrapping Board for some extra inspiration.
Happy Wrapping, and Merry Christmas! Love from Milligram x