I love giving gifts, and actually wrapping the gifts is a close second. It’s all a part of the experience for me! Not to mention, they look beautiful under the tree. Of course while I simply like doing this, I also believe people notice when you put that little extra effort into presentation. With the holidays just around the corner, I wanted to share a few of my tips for how to wrap a gift that your loved ones will truly enjoy opening.
Select a color palette.
Ultimately, the colors you pick out, especially for the wrapping paper, will determine how cohesive your presents will look together. I’d opt for one or two you can incorporate throughout while making sure the others in the papers are complementary. I decided to go for green with neutrals, and I absolutely love how there’s variety without it looking too loud. I also linked a roll of kraft paper because of the remarkable value and versatility! You can use it for every occasion and differentiate it with patterned ribbon, a block print stamp, and more.
Mix different scales, patterns and textures.
The holidays are a fun, festive time, and metallics certainly reflect this, which is why I was thrilled to find this gold wrapping paper. When I realized it came in another color combination, I was sold! Because of the differing textures, they aren’t repetitive, especially when paired with this third one designed in a horizontal script. This advice on how to wrap a gift pertains to ribbon as well! I picked up a thin, emerald velvet one and a wide, black satin one as finishing touches.
Showcase your effort.
The final product isn’t nearly as important as the thought behind it. When it comes to how to wrap a gift, I prefer tying my own ribbon instead of using a stick-on option because I think the symbolism of it goes much farther. That doesn’t mean it has to be perfect! When someone unwraps a present from me, I want them to know from the time they receive it that this is something intentional and personal.