creatively wrapped presents

Exercise your creative juices when you wrap your holiday presents.

Nothing looks better under the tree than beautifully or creatively wrapped presents. While I adore the Christmas or Hanukkah-theme papers and ribbons, it’s fun to mix it up and use all colors and designs for holiday wrapping.

Wrapping papers;

Creative wrapping paper with dogs

London-based magazine, Wrap, has a sideline of creating and selling wrapping paper and stationery by some of the most current talented illustrators and designers. I LOVE this one called ‘City Dogs’.  3 sheets (19.5” x 27.5”) for 4.75 pounds ($5.75), not including shipping. There are 33 delightful designs to choose from.

creative wrapping black kraft paper





This chalkboard wrapping paper is a single roll of black ‘kraft’ wrapping paper – chalkboard style. $10.

glitter wrapping paper








Paper Source has Glitter wrapping paper in several colors. $9.95 per roll.





custom photo wrapping paperWrapping paper with the faces of your loved ones – including pets – is fun! I had a big time on this site! Printed on matte paper. $16.95 per roll.

double sided creative gift wrap





I like double-sided gift wrap because it is convenient and breaks the monotony of using the same gift wrap over and over.  Penelope & Banana Leaves Double Sided Gift Wrap for $9.00



mistletoe wrapping paper




This Mistletoe Mint wrapping paper is subtle and lovely.  $10 per roll – 8’ of paper.






Holiday Plaid Stone Wrapping Paper is $10 per roll and also comes in tartan and cream. The plaids come in tissue paper wrap as well.




rolls of kraft wrapping paper

This gift wrap by Suzanne Kasler is $20.00 for three rolls of your choosing.

Lana’s Shop banana-leaf wrapping paper is so pretty. $18 for 3 sheets.

indie artist wrapping paper



Painterly Plaid wrapping paper from indie designers on matte paper.  Each sheet is 20” x 28”.  5 sheets for $15.00.






Indigo mud cloth wrapping paper is a collection of several different patterns in gorgeous blues.   Each piece is 24” x 48” and $10 each.




Bestow eco friendly creative gift wrap


A cloth wrap source comes from ASE reader Lindsay E.  Bestow was founded to combat the 2.3 million pounds of traditional paper gift wrap that ends up in landfills annually.  Each piece is recycled from fashion industry remnants.  Visit them on Instagram for their Wednesday sales.



foil dot wrapping tissue paper



Red, gold and silver foil dots tissue paper is $9.95 for 16 sheets.






Gift Bags:

holiday gift bags

Sometimes a gift bag is just the ticket.  These medium size Snowy Trees gift bags come in a set of three for $14.95.  Each is 8” x 4” x 9.5”.





This Holiday Llama mini gift bag is 5” x 2.5” x 5.5” and $2.99.




Holiday Essentials Woodland pack of gift bags and tissue paper is $14.99.


creatively wrapping ribbon



Braided burlap tape ribbon in natural for $10.40 for 9 yards.




satin gift wrap ribbon



This solid fabric satin ribbon comes in about 80 colors in widths from 1/8” to 4”. $9.35 a roll.






boxwood ribbon for creatively wrapping gifts


This Boxwood ribbon would make a lovely finishing touch to presents.  It is made of plastic with a metal wire. $8 for 25 ft.






raffia ribbon for wrapping



This raffia ribbon in red also comes in five other colors.  It is $6.49 for 75 yds.



Gift Tags:

reindeer gift tags


Paper Source has an amazing selection of gift tags, including ones to personalize.! Reindeer are $5.95 for 3.





“A Little Something” gift tags are 6 for $11.50.




tabletop gift wrap dispenser




This tabletop gift wrap dispenser is really 2 clamps that work wonders!  $20.00





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