It’s that time of year again — when the weather gets colder and family and friends become a priority, and the feeling of togetherness with loved ones warms your heart.
Have you started making your shopping list for the year? For us, making sure we’ve checked off every name is a fun pursuit, even if it’s difficult.
Shopping for your friends and family is a personal journey that is different for everyone. However, every gift must get wrapped.
That’s why we’ve put together a list of unique gift-wrapping ideas for the holiday season.
Read on for a few ways to make sure your gift is a memorable one, even before it’s opened!
While wrapping paper may be the most noticeable thing about how you present your gift — and we’ll get to that — including a few natural elements that reflect the season is a great way to add some fresh flair to your present. According to Good Housekeeping, “kumquats, holly sprigs, and other seasonal decor attached with floral wire add a burst of color” to an otherwise plain wrapping.
A way to add a personalized touch to your gift is to wrap it in the traditional Japanese “furoshiki” style. A furoshiki wrapping technique uses only a single cloth or square piece of fabric and was created centuries ago in ancient Japanese culture. It is a convenient, economical, and eco-friendly way to wrap gifts.
Below is Wellness Mama’s 2 step instruction manual for furoshiki gift wrapping:
As far as patterns go, plaid is the go-to for holiday gifts. But it’s important to differ from the norm if you want your wrapping to stand out.
Just use a different, but extremely recognizable, pattern. Polka dots!
Repurposing old dress clothes can be a quirky, fun way to wrap your gifts. In fact, it serves as two gifts in one! Using a button-down shirt to wrap a small gift makes it ready-to-wear.
Check out Country Living’s tutorial on reusing patterned clothing for gift wrapping here.
This is the most personalized wrapping idea on our list. And all it takes is a few markers, or acrylic paint, and a brush.
By painting minimal, simple patterns on several 24 inches x 36 inches or 18 inches x 24 inches poster boards, you will create plenty of wrapping paper for your gifts.
Check out these instructions by Camille Styles to make beautiful, personalized wrapping paper for your loved ones:
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