11 Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas + Free Printable Gift Tags!

With Christmas quickly approaching, there is only a little time left to get our gifts wrapped and under the tree! I have always enjoyed wrapping gifts, though it sure does take some time. I will leave most of my gift wrapping for this weekend if I have the time.

I have come across lots of neat ways to dress up some gift wrapping, and thought I might share them with you! Below are some cute ideas. Some of them are simple, while others look a little more time consuming. Some of the ideas are just photos for inspiration, and some will lead you directly to a site for instructions. Enjoy!

1. Simple, yet elegant. I love the fresh branch tucked under the ribbon!

Because Nice Matters...

2. I love the clean and simple colors of the gifts below! Check out Miss Mustard Seed for more amazing interior decorating ideas!

3. Chalkboard gift wrap. Create a real chalkboard look with black kraft paper and a chalk marker! Click on the photo for more details on how to create the look.

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4. How to tie the perfect bow. We all need this tutorial, right?!

5. Adorable gift wrapping with yarn and stars. I love this idea!

6. Dress up your gift wrapping to look like it is a parcel from the post office! This one would take some time working on, but the result is really cool.

Β 7. FREE printable gift tags! Tags can be so expensive to buy. Why not print them out? These are absolutely gorgeous. I would want them for all of my gifts!Printable_Chalkboard_Gift_Tags_Labels_Christmas

8. FREE printable gift tags, once again! These are meant to be embellishments for your gifts and have songs, movie quotes, and Bible verses on them. Below are only a couple of them. Check out Lindsey Bee for more beautiful tags!

9. Looking for something a little more glamorous? Try gold and black gift wrapping! A sure way to wowΒ the recipient of the gift.

10. It doesn’t get much more simple than this! You can create this in minutes using yarn and a fresh sprig of rosemary. You could also use a fresh sprig of anything to replace the rosemary.

Simple White Christmas Gift Wrap Idea - Love That Party. www.lovethatparty.com.au

11. Brown paper packages tied up with string! Please check out One Good Thing by Jillee for her whole idea board on brown paper gift wrapping. You will love them all!


There are just a few ideas to get the wheels turning in your head! I have done different gift wrapping each Christmas, and I have to say that the simpler, the better. I used Trader Joe’s bags one year, and loved the outcome. Bakers twine is easy to find anywhere these days, and really adds to a gift. The fresh branches and sprigs from outdoors are lovely too. It’s hard to choose what to do, so try a different idea each year!

I hope this helps give you some inspiration in the gift wrapping department this Christmas. :) Now I’d better get back to my handmade gift projects. Only 8 days left! Whew!

The Happy Homemaker

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