Make the holiday season extra special with these Christmas gift wrapping ideas! Oftentimes the wrapping of presents is a last minute detail. However, with these unique ideas, you can let your creativity loose. The time and thought you put into your loved one's gift wrapping will make the gift so much more personal. They'll be loving it!
Let's get straight into some amazing ideas from some very talented and creative geniuses.
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Fun Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas
Emoji Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas
Guaranteed, nobody will have the same holiday gift wrapping idea when you show up with these adorable and fun characters! Emoji Christmas Gift Wrap Idea from Studio DIY.
Rudolph the Reindeer Gift Box
Use white or brown kraft paper to wrap a box and then wrap it with baker's twine (I like the white paper for this one!). Attach a Christmas bauble to the twine for your reindeer nose. You could then use some faux berry branch embellishments, twigs, or construction paper to make antlers.
Snapchat Filter Gift Wrap Idea
Such a fun and colourful Christmas gift wrapping idea, it's sure to be a hit with the young ones! Snapchat Filter Gift Wrap Idea from Aww Sam.
DIY Potato Stamped Christmas Tree Wrap
Potato stamps are so much fun! They're a great way to involve the kids (obviously with some big-person assistance). Stamping fabric or mixing colours would also be a fun gift wrap. DIY Potato Stamped Christmas Tree Wrap from Lolly Jane.
Christmas Character Handdrawn Gift Boxes
I created these cute little Kawaii-style cartoon character gift boxes last year. They're great as an advent calendar or perfect for small gifts. If you buy bigger boxes to decorate then you can of course put bigger items in there! Check out the video tutorial for how I drew my Christmas Character Hand-Drawn gift Boxes.
Reindeer Pillow Boxes
A fun, colourful holiday wrapping idea that is perfect for small treats, school friend gifts, jewellery and more. Easy to recreate with pillow boxes and the antlers could be cut from glitter paper (by hand or Cricut). You may even be able to find some antler craft stickers/scrapbook embellishments. Reindeer Pillow Boxes from Paper Eskimo.
Kraft Paper Reindeer Holiday Wrapping Ideas
Such a cute way to wrap those boxes! Create your characters with a mix of drawing, paints, paper, felt, ribbon and any other embellishments you can find. Kraft Paper Reindeer Holiday Wrapping Ideas from Cukrinisavinelis.
Cute Bear Novelty Christmas Gift Box
Very similar to the one above, I wanted to show you how cute you could make your kraft paper boxes with other animals. Like this bear – so cute! Cute Bear Novelty Christmas Gift Box from Natalia Kaklewska.
Easy Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas
DIY Washi Tap Gift Wrapping
Cost-effective and easy, cut up some of the washi tape that you may have laying around waiting to be used. You could also use any vinyl or leftover book contact coverings. DIY Washi Tap Gift Wrapping from Almost Makes Perfect.
Colourful Yarn Knotted Gift Wrap Idea
Add a splash of easy colour by tying yarn around your gifts. You could create different knots or tassels. The colour palette is entirely up to you too! Colourful Yarn Knotted Gift Wrap Idea from Wantist.
Cookie Cutter Holiday Gift Wrap
I love the use of different embellishments, so I had to include this one. I'm always wandering shop isles looking at cookie cutters on sale but just thinking… no Lauren there are only so many you need. This solves that problem! Cookie Cutter Holiday Gift Wrap from Stylizimo.
Light Up Ribbon Wrapping
Wrap your gifts in kraft or plain paper then add some battery-operated twinkle lights for a beautiful effect.
Photograph Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas
If you've been travelling, these are a great way to showcase your photographs. You could also print a photo of the recipient or find some Christmas images from somewhere like Unsplash. Photograph Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas from These Four Walls.
Printable Gingerbread House Gift Boxes
These adorable gingerbread houses are perfect for those hard-to-wrap gifts! Perfect for treats, jewellery, cosmetics, small toys, underwear and more. Printable Gingerbread House Gift Boxes from Mavelo
Personalised Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas
Custom Pet Photo Personalised Gift Wrap
The pet lovers will adore this one! Add an image of your recipient's pet (or your own!) to your gifts. Custom Pet Photo Personalised Gift Wrap from ModPawUS
Glitter Monogram Wrapped Gift
This idea is a nice easy one. You could make your own monograms or it would also be easy enough to find some at a craft or discount store. You could also handwrite a nice script with the recipient's name in the bottom corner of the gift if you need to use the same letter for different people. Glitter Monogram Wrapped Gift from Miss Mustard Seed.
Leather Holiday Gift Wrap
Brittni uses leftover leather scraps to make gift-wrapping name tags. I like her use of mailing tubes to create bonbons. These are perfect for hard-to-wrap gifts, you could also use any other paper rolls from around the house. Leather Holiday Gift Wrap from Paper & Stitch.
DIY Word Search Printable Gift Wrap
Such a fun, personal way to gift your presents. And it's pretty easy too with the downloadable file that you can edit. It would be simple enough for you to create your own also. DIY Word Search Printable Gift Wrap from Something Turquoise.
Gingerbread House Christmas Gift Wrap
Doodling sweet Christmas pictures onto craft paper is a cost-effective gift-wrapping idea that also adds plenty of personalisation and impact! I love the white paint pen but you could also use puffy paint and you could write the recipient's name too. Gingerbread House Christmas Gift Wrap from Alisa Burke
Hand-drawn gift wrap with Embellishments.
These packages are so adorable! Draw cute Christmas scenes/objects and then embellish them with elements that work with your drawing. Soap Bar Packaging from George & Viv
Black + White Handdrawn Christmas Gift Wrap
Similar to the kraft paper with white pen, I wanted to show you the impact of black paper with white pen. It looks very impressive! A white paint pen would work well and you could write names on your gifts too. Black + White Handdrawn Christmas Gift Wrap from Matea Halilovic.
Lettered Gift Wrapped Boxes
Wrap your gifts in kraft or plain paper. Then you can write your own Christmas message or the recipient's name on the gift. You could use timber letter embellishments, scrapbooking stickers or make something on the Cricut.
Christmas Gift Toppers Holiday Wrapping Ideas
DIY Monochromatic Christmas Gift Toppers
The possibilities are endless when you're armed with a can of spray paint! Grab some Christmas decor and embellishments from your local discount store then hit them with your favourite spray paint colours. DIY Monochromatic Christmas Gift Toppers from Tell Love and Party.
DIY Christmas Gift Topper Lights
I love the bright colours of these DIY toppers. The amazing thing about this craft is that Sara has used clear Christmas ornaments so you can really use any colours to suit your theme. You could also purchase some plastic coloured string lights to use. DIY Christmas Gift Topper Lights from Tell Love and Party.
Holly Pom-Pom Christmas Gift Toppers
You could make this a DIY using yarn to make pom-poms or you could save time and buy some ready-made. Cut leaves from construction paper (you could even pull out the Cricut for this one). Then add to gifts wrapped in plain or simple patterns. Holly Pom-Pom Christmas Gift Toppers from Pinja Colada.
Simple Foliage Christmas Gift Topper
For an eco-friendly earthy gift wrap, add some foliage to kraft paper with some twine. This idea is also quite economical too.
Blue + Gold Wreath Gift Wrap
More of a traditional idea, I love how Marian used the navy blue ribbon to tie the glitter wreath. Blue + Gold Wreath Gift Wrap from Miss Mustard Seed.
Hand-drawn Gift Wrap with Foliage
If drawing isn't really your thing, you could whip these up really easily! Add sprigs of plants from the garden and personalise your message if you wish. Hand-drawn Gift Wrap with Foliage from Frisch Verliebt.
Layered + Mixed Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas
Kraft Paper and Pattern Paper Bands
This idea is perfect if you have a specific gift wrap that you would like to use but you think you might run out of it. Extend its use by wrapping gifts in plain or kraft paper and then layering them with a paper band of patterned paper. You could use digital/printable paper, or scrapbooking paper too. Kraft Paper and Pattern Paper Layering from Clean and Scentsible.
Green Fa-la-la-la-la Christmas Gift Wrapping Theme
The green fibres with this theme are stunning! Simple patterns with fun embellishments Green Fa-la-la-la-la Christmas Gift Wrapping from Aurelie Erikson
Pink Unique Christmas Gift Wrapping
The gift wrap in this theme is really quite simple – a basic spot pattern, plain kraft paper and a simple Christmas gnome pattern. The embellishments are key! Chelsea has done a beautiful job with the fibres, ribbons, and pom-poms all mixed with disco balls, bells, tree embellishments and that adorable deer. Pink Unique Christmas Gift Wrapping from The House of Hood.
Easy Colourful Christmas Gift Wrapping Idea
I love the use of basically no traditional Christmas wrapping paper and of course, the colours! The colour creates an impact that you don't need to do much with fancy Christmas gift toppers. And the humour speaks for itself! Easy Christmas Gift Wrapping Idea from Studio DIY.
Fabric + Trim Christmas Gift Wrapping
Wrap a Bottle in Fabric (Furoshiki Tutorial)
Bottles of wine get passed around alot at Christmas time! I came up with this tutorial on how to wrap a bottle in fabric. You could use plain or Christmas fabric for a little fun. Then add an embellishment, it's so easy. Watch the video tutorial on how easily to wrap a bottle in fabric.
Lace Trimming Holiday Wrapping Ideas
Below I have two examples of how you could use lace trimming to add to kraft-wrapped gifts. You could bunch a length of lace together with thread, making a lace flower gift topper. Or you could choose to simply wrap a band of lace around the gift. Then finish with some baker's twine.
Cinnamon + Orange Toppers Wrapped in Fabric
Using cinnamon and orange is a wonderful idea, adding to the natural earthy vibe that the plain fabric brings.
Earthy Sprigs with Furoshiki Gift Wrap
Similar to the option above, another idea would be to add some foliage to your fabric-wrapped gifts. So sweet and simple.
Stamped Fabric Ribbon Wrapping
Using fabric paint or ink stamp your own Christmas ribbon on some plain fabric. Then wrap around some coordinating gift wrap. You could even add your own personal message to the ribbon.
I hope you enjoyed this selection of very amazing wrapping ideas for your Christmas gifts. I would love to see what you come up with! Tag me @avisualmerriment on Instagram or Facebook and have a wonderful holiday break x
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