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.
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.
This chalkboard wrapping paper is a single roll of black ‘kraft’ wrapping paper – chalkboard style. $10.
Paper Source has Glitter wrapping paper in several colors. $9.95 per roll.
Wrapping 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. www.giftwrapmyface.com
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Red, gold and silver foil dots tissue paper is $9.95 for 16 sheets.
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.
Braided burlap tape ribbon in natural for $10.40 for 9 yards.
This solid fabric satin ribbon comes in about 80 colors in widths from 1/8” to 4”. $9.35 a roll.
This Boxwood ribbon would make a lovely finishing touch to presents. It is made of plastic with a metal wire. $8 for 25 ft.
This raffia ribbon in red also comes in five other colors. It is $6.49 for 75 yds.
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.
This tabletop gift wrap dispenser is really 2 clamps that work wonders! $20.00
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