Fun and Stylish Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas
You went through a lot of trouble picking out the perfect gift. Doesn’t it deserve the perfect wrapper? Up your wrapping game with our fun and stylish Christmas gift wrapping ideas! Your friends and family will be amazed!
I love everything about Christmas, but my favorite part is gift-giving! Our gift swaps are so much fun that it has become a tradition to have our gifting sessions every night throughout the week of Christmas. Of course, that means I have to start gift wrapping that much earlier, because getting Greg’s help on this one is never an option. [What’s the point, woman? I’m just gonna unwrap it anyway! -Greg] Why? Well – let’s just say he has one-of-a-kind gift wrapping skills LOL. [I tried wrapping once. Once. -Greg] Really though – I don’t think anyone can replicate the way he wraps gifts. [Sure they can – just don’t wrap them! -Greg] So, they are unique alright! hahaha 😀
Luckily, what I am going to share with you today is far from Greg’s style of gift wrapping. They are my favorite last-minute gift-wrapping hacks, and they are totally fun and stylish! But no worries – as usual, all are budget-friendly and easy-to-replicate ideas.
So what do you say? Are you ready to roll? Then let’s start wrapping, shall we?
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Our first one is what I call “gift wrapping in a nutshell.” Literally! 🙂 I think this pendant gift wrapping idea has to be the cutest gift wrap ever! I love how they thought of gluing glitter on the inside, as it turns an ordinary nutshell into this stylish gift wrap. [Woman, how the heck are you going to fit a new pickup truck into a freaking nutshell? A motorcycle? A computer? Even a bottle of gin? You didn’t think this one through, my babes. -Greg]
Next up is the sweetest gift topper idea ever! Again – literally! 😀
You see, Greg never keeps any candy in the house. [I keep it in my belly – it’s safer there. -Greg] But during the holidays, if Barish and I manage to make Santa’s “Nice” list, he treats us to our favorite candy – M&Ms. I always ask him to get an extra pack, so I can use them as gift toppers. After washing and drying the fillable ornaments in and out, I simply fill them with M&Ms.
I also fill a couple of bigger ball ornaments with M&Ms and put them into Barish’s stocking. That boy loves his M&Ms!
Barish and I also love Maltesers (the closest thing you might know is Whoppers). But shelled candy / chocolate is the only thing I use in these type of ornaments, because anything else can get soft, and that would make it harder to get them out out of the ornaments.
While this M&M ornament gift topper idea is for all ages, I have to say it really works wonders with younger kids. And talking about kids, here are some more fun gift wrapping ideas for your little ones.
These interactive gift wraps are not only so cute, but they’ll surely keep those little fingers occupied during a gift swap 😀
The following bunch are some easy gift wrapping ideas with Dollar Store items. Hahaha – me and Dollar Store addiction! I know, right? But really, there are so many things you can use from the Dollar Store to adorn your gifts. Let’s take these snowflakes as an example. The snowflakes come in a pack of 6…
… and they make great gift toppers. After wrapping your presents, simply hot glue them on top. They look great on both solid-color gift wrapping paper and buffalo check paper!
Or you can simply hot glue some Dollar Store pompoms on your gifts.
Also, Dollar Store Christmas garlands or a fun light-up Rudolf nose make great gift toppers.
Hahaha – I love that light-up nose! Now you know why I couldn’t resist adding that “Rudolf at heart!” gift tag into our cute Christmas gift tags free printable mix. 😉
If you want something a little less goofy, then the following gift wrapping ideas might be just for you. And yes, apart from the black wrapping paper, all the supplies are again from the Dollar Store.
Here is how I made them: I cut some glittery green washi tape and stuck them on the shiny side of some freezer paper. Then I drew a tree on the matte side of the freezer paper, and I cut the tree shape out.
Next, I peeled off each row and stuck it on the wrapping paper. Once the tree was created on the gift wrapper I adorned it with a little bow at the bottom and a tiny star confetti on top.
The ribbon tree was even easier to make: just cut some double-sided tape and stick it on your gift wrap. Then start making zigzags with your ribbon and sticking each row on the double-sided tape as you go along.
Once you finish forming your tree, either put a small ribbon bow at the bottom, or tie a ribbon all around like I did.
Click on ‘Next’ to see the gift bags tutorial and more gift wrapping ideas.
Love the shiny green ribbon Christmas tree decorating the plain wrapping paper!
Thank you so much, Mom! I’ll take that as a special order, shall I? hahaha 😀
Absolutely love your Christmas wrapping ideas, thanks for sharing. Wishing you both a Merry Christmas and all the best for the coming year
Thank you so much, Pauline! Merry Christmas to you and your family too! 🙂
Honestly!! Those are the cutest wraps ever!! That ribbon tree is….treemendous!! franki
Thank you so much, Franki! Yes, that tree is also one of my favorites. It looks very classy, yet it is very easy to make! 😉
I think my fave is the cellophane/confetti one. How ingenuous! I’ve only got red cellophane, but I’m willing to give it a go. (Happily the gifts will be unwrapped at my sister’s house, because, of course, I’m envisioning the confetti going EVERYWHERE when it’s unwrapped!)
Hahahaha 😀 I was going to make a note about that one just to make sure that no one would try it on a kid’s gift LOL. But opening the gifts at your sister’s house – I have to say that is even a better idea! 😀
as usual you make everything so much fun handan, i hope greg appreciates all that you do and again i so wish i lived next door so i could drag all of our stuff over to your house and have a fun night drinking wine and wrapping gifts and giggling, i wish you all a very merry Christmas and giant ho ho ho’s from our house to yours xx chris
Thank you so much, Chris! Oh he surely does 😀 I wish you guys were near too – it would be so much fun!! xx
Handon, you never cease to amaze me! I love them all! The idea of making shapes for oddly shaped gifts is genius! I’m going to be sharing these with my daughter and recreate as many as I can! Merry Christmas!
Thank you so much, Giselle! I love those shaped packets/bags so much that I created cardboard templates for them – it makes the cutting easier and faster 😉
Fantastic! These are terrific ideas and so affordable! Thanks, Handan!
Thank you so much, Claudine! I am so glad you liked them 🙂
Wrapping and decorating is my favorite part of Christmas. I like to paint Christmas scenes on the presents.
That is very creative, Georgia! I wish I could paint too. 🙂
Wow! These were awesome ideas. Mine tend to be so much more practical; this year I started wrapping cut down cereal boxes in Christmas paper and adding ribbon handles for a “gift bag.” I also make a lot of reusable cloth gift bags and use pretty tins as it is a bit “greener” than filling the woodstove with wrapping paper 4 times (Our previous definition of a good Christmas!!!!). Thank you for all the lovely ideas!
I like your blog. Gift wrapping is really creative work. Most of the kids are waiting for gift surprise and You have wrapped their gift very well, then they are very happy that something good will get in the gift. I like your ideas. It’s helpful for creating the smile on the kid’s face. Thanks for such post and please keep it up.
Thank you so much, Derick! 🙂
The ribbon Christmas tree is my favorite! So simple, but creative and pretty! Great job
Thank you, Sharon! 🙂