Gorgeous Gift Wrapping Ideas

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

Heaps of adorable, unique and down-right quirky present wrapping ideas that will inspire your gift-giving this festive season!

Have you ever received a present where you can feel the love in the gift wrapping? Opening a gift should be an experience, and this is why I love to wrap presents in beautiful and interesting ways. I want whoever I am giving a present to, to feel the love and intention that was poured into their present before they’ve even unwrapped it. This is one of the reasons I love Christmas time (and gift giving!) so much. I drool over Christmas wrapping inspiration on Pinterest, and get so excited about trying my hand at all the beautiful ideas.

Here are my pick-of-the-bunch pics for inspiring fabulous, classic, beautiful, bright, playful and funny present wrapping – I hope they inspire your gift giving as much as they have mine!

For The Nature Lovers

These handmade wreaths on pretty little gift boxes make for a stunningly intricate and unique gift wrapping idea.

Image source: Nick + Alicia

These bright dandelions add bright pop of nature to your gift, whilst still ensuring your parcel is perfect for posting.

Image source: Handmade Creative Boutique

These black boxes with a dash of greenery are both sophisticated and classy!

Image source: Stylizimo

Team a few Christmas bell decorations with your festive wrapping paper and throw in a dash of greenery for good measure.

Image source: Design Crush

Bring your present to life with a 3D homemade Christmas tree embellishment that sparkles!

Image source: Heathered Nest

I am loving the quirky addition of interesting Christmas decorations to these gift parcels.

Image source: Monika Hibbs

Pink block printing teamed with a splash of greenery – gorgeous!

Image source: HonestlyWTF

Why not give a bunch of flowers with your present? Just a mini one though.

Image source: My Touch Design

Make your gift extra special by adding a personal message to the front.

Image source: Homey Oh My

For The Bright And Colourful Souls

These little lady’s faces are so funky, and they look fabulous teamed with the bold ribbon and brown paper.

Image source: Jennifer Perkins

Pom poms and tassels – oh I love!

Image source: HonestlyWTF

You can’t look at these handmade felt Christmas crackers and not smile!

Image source: Jennifer Perkins

This simple white package with colourful baubles has a nice bright pop to it.

Image source: Burkatron

Sometimes a simple mis-match of bright colours and patterns is all you need to create that wow factor.

Image source: Oh Happy Days

Get creative with your Christmas Santa sacks by injecting a little colour and a few pom poms – so gorgeous!

Image source: Mollie Makes

A little ribbon weaving can make a colourful and eye-catching pressie!

Image source: The House That Lars Built

This bright garland gift wrapping is proof that eye-catching presents don’t need to be difficult.

Image source: Brit+Co

For The Free-Spirited

Keep your gift-wrapping eco-friendly by utilising pieces of fabric to wrap your gifts.

Image source: The Sharing Depot

Nothing says fun like polka-dot wrapping paper, handmade holy, and a big red bow!

Image source: Urban Comfort

Team newspaper with rich metallics and handmade feather decorations for a present that will make the spirit fly!

Image source: Lia Griffith

Diamond shaped yarn weaved into magic little webs make for a gorgeous keep-sake on your gift wrapping.

Image source: Honestly WTF

A gorgeous rustic blend of country ribbon, red string, black paper and a little white sketching detail. Simply beautiful!

Image source: Nikkis Plate

Not only does this stack of up-cycled cookie tins make an unique and alternate Christmas tree, it would also serve as a super cute tiered gift box!

Image source: DIY Network

For the Foodies

The addition of little cookie cutters is just too cute!

Image source: Stylizimo

These fruity fun gift wrapping ideas are so fun that your family and friends won’t even want to open them!

Image source: The House That Lars Built

A gift tag that you can eat! Oooh these gingerbread tags look like a delicious addition to a pretty pressie!

Image source: Honestly Yum

A touch of dried fruit and a cinnamon stick makes for a gorgeous (and beautifully scented!) gift.

Image source: Burkatron

These eye-catching watermelon gift boxes look pretty easy to make! All you need is a few round stickers and a Niko.

Image source: Sarah Hearts

For The Playful Peeps

I know a few little kids (and big kids – LOL!) who would love this 3D car track gift wrapping idea!

Image source: Sostrene Grene

A present that doubles as a colouring in page… genius!

Image source: Lines Across

These parcels are so playful! Let the kids loose with a black marker and brown paper to see what they create.

Image source: Anthropologie

For The Animal Lovers

Kitten pillow boxes that are purrr-fect (sorry couldn’t help myself!) for the kitty cat lovers among us.

Image source: My Paper Journey

These sheep are adorable, and a perfect gift wrapping idea for the kids to help with.

Image source: Think.Make.Share.

Make a roar with this lion inspired gift wrapping idea for the fierce little lions among us.

Image source: Pinspiration

This idea is hilarious! Who wouldn’t want a gift attached to a giraffe?! LOL!

Image source: Hobby Blog

The use of balloons to create these elephants is so simple yet effective! Very cute indeed!

Image source: Sostrene Grene

Honestly what child wouldn’t love to receive a present that looked like this?! So clever!

Image source: A Beautiful Mess

I absolutely love taking the time to add a little personality and love to my gift wrapping, and the good thing about most of these ideas is that they’re perfect for doing with the kids. It’s a really fun way to get the kids involved in the joy that is gift giving, and you’d be surprised how creative kids can be when given permission to explore the creative possibilities of wrapping pressies.


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Which gift wrapping idea are you going to try out?

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2 comments

Michelle December 2, 2019 - 5:08 AM

Thank you for posting these ideas. I am going to use a few for hostess gifts.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife December 2, 2019 - 3:53 PM

Glad to have helped Michelle. Have fun wrapping! 🙂 Kat x

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