Each holiday season I brainstorm ideas for Christmas gift wrapping. A few years ago I wrapped gifts using kraft paper and stamps, which was tactile and festive. This year, I’m not sure yet what I’ll do. I’ve been collecting pine cones and evergreen twigs… maybe something will materialize out of them.
I’ve seen many cool and beautiful wrapping ideas recently, including lots of glitter and gold.
Gold-tipped feathers by Lia Griffith
Christmas ‘Chalkboard’ gift packaging by Going Home to Roost
(I think this would look sweet using a gold pen, too!)
Glitter Dipped Gift Tags by the Thinking Closet
I also obsess over finding quality paper for wrapping gifts. Run-of-the-mill wrapping paper is useless. I’m infuriated by cheap wrapping paper that rips when you cut it and, worse yet, is so thin it reveals the gift through the paper! I’m really into reindeer this year. Flying creatures are, as usual, a close second.
Here are my favorite wrapping paper offerings for the 2015 season (many by small, independent printers and stationers):
Double-sided Berries and Wagon kraft wrapping paper by Smock
On The Slopes wrapping paper by Wrap
Chickadees (I can hear them singing, “cheeseburger, cheeseburger.”)
and Holiday Bicycles gift wrap by Smudge Ink
Twigs and Berries paper by Wrap
Let the Merry Making begin!