It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year!! This month is all about family and togetherness… Not to mention all of the wonderful smells that will be coming out of my kitchen! And of course holiday cocktails! One thing that always sneaks up on me is gift wrapping. To be honest, so far I’ve wrapped all my kids’ gifts in paper they love like Holiday puppy dogs, Minnie Mouse, Charlie Brown Christmas and Star Wars wrapping paper since that’s what they’re excited about right now. But that doesn’t always translate for the rest of the people on my holiday list. So, recently I’ve felt inspired to find new ways to wrap my holiday gifts for the grown-ups in my life. I really like these ideas for hostess gifts. When you are bringing a gift to a home, it’s nice to take a little bit of extra time. It really is the thought that counts… And they’ll be so impressed at your creativity and effort.
Today I’m sharing 10 cool ways to kick your wrapping up a notch this time of year. Keep scrolling to see 10 inspiring gift wrap ideas to help you spice up your gifting game this month!
1. Baker’s Twine + Cinnamon Sticks
What could be more festive than the smell of cinnamon, especially when wrapped with twine? I love this simple yet inventive gift wrap idea that I found from Lily & Val. And, this baker’s twine is EVERYWHERE and affordable.
2. DIY Gift Tags
If you want to go with a simpler gift wrap idea, why not DIY your own gift tags? These little trees I found on Rêve de Vire are TOO cute! Yes, it takes more time, but it’s the special touches that matter.
3. Linen Wrap
Here’s an unconventional idea: Why not wrap your gifts in something a little more elegant? This linen gift wrap idea via 100 Layer Cake looks instantly cool. Plus, they have a new linen towel to add to their collection. Great to reuse!1
4. Star Garland Ribbon
Having a perfectly wrapped present doesn’t always mean pulling out all of the bells and whistles. I love these star wrapped gifts via Homey Oh My! Simple, 1elegant and easy.
5. Hand-Stamped Wrapping Paper
Now this is a DIY that I’m sure my kiddos would love to help out with. I may have to try this hand-stamped wrapping paper idea via The Pretty Blog.
6. Velvet Ribbon
Velvet is everywhere this season, and now it can even spice up your gifts! I love how these velvet ribbon-adorned gifts from Glitter Guide really elevated the entire package.
7. Pom Pom Ribbon
Ok wait, this idea may be my favorite! I love this pom pom ribbon adorned gift via Oh Happy Day. So simple and unique.
8. Add Fresh Flowers
Mama loves some pretty blooms! If you love fresh flowers as much as I do, why not try topping your gifts with a few stems? via Just Imagine.
9. Layered Woven Ribbon
While this next idea may take a minute to complete, the final product via Martha Stewart is well worth the patience. This may have to be for someone you are really trying to impress! Can we say in-laws?! 😉
10. Pom Pom Gift Wrap
Similar to the pom pom ribbon above, I love the controlled chaos of these pom pom adorned gifts via Anthropologie. It’s so fun and playful!
Do you have any fun gift wrap ideas to get me into the holiday spirit even more?
Let me know your ideas in the comments below!