Okay, so you’ve done all of your holiday shopping (hopefully) and now you have to give said gifts. But you can’t hand over unwrapped gifts, you know? Half the fun of opening presents is actually opening them! You get something wrapped in paper without any clue to what it is. Maybe you shake it or feel how heavy it is and try to guess what’s under the wrapping. It’s all very exciting!
Do you really want to just give a gift wrapped in regular ole wrapping paper? Of course not! You want to give a memorable gift in memorable wrappings, preferably something so cute that that the recipient won’t even want to open it. Or something useful so they get two gifts in one.
Regardless of what your gift is, first impressions are important so you want to start with some awesome wrapping.
You can make tiny pouches for little stocking stuffers or larger ones for bigger gifts.
Make Your Own Gift Bag
Hello Sandwich has an awesome tutorial on how to make your own gift bags for the gifter who needs a little more space for wrapping.
Dottie Gift Wrap
If you want something low key, Brit + Co has this super cute dotted wrapping paper tutorial.
Martha Stewart has a fab tutorial for these wedding favor cones, but they are perfect for holiday gifts too!
Handmade Gift Boxes
If you can't make up your mind, Lines Across has 15 little gift box tutorials for you!
Printed Cloth Wrapping
Unruly Things has an adorable tutorial on how to make your own printed gift wrap cloth. You can design it as you would a scarf for a two-in-one present.
Animal Gift Jars
Okay seriously, how adorable are these jars? They're made from empty cosmetic jars. You can top them with little animals or Christmas ornaments!
Top any gift with a bow made out of magazine from this tutorial from How About Orange!
Jar Gift Wrap
Or just stick everything in a jar and you're good to go!
Painted Oat Containers
Yeah, I didn't think about this either but it's so cute! Stick everything in an oatmeal canister and paint it however you want.
How are you wrapping presents this year? Are you going to use any of the ideas above? Tell us in the comments!