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 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 more on the fun and stylish side. But no worries – as usual, all are budget-friendly and easy-to-replicate ideas.
Before jumping into the tutorials, I want to note that this post will be a picture-heavy one. So what do you say? Are you ready to roll? Then let’s start wrapping, shall we?
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. What can I say? The kid 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 my lovely Dollar Store! 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 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.
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.
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 ‘Page 2 of 3’ below to see the gift bags tutorial and more gift wrapping ideas.