7 simple and chic holiday wrapping ideas

It is with much enthusiasm that I can finally say “happy holidays!” These past few days were a whirlwind of delicious food, time with family and, of course, holiday shopping! Each year, I look forward to spending the Friday after Thanksgiving in my comfiest loungewear, gripping a warm gingerbread latte as I weave through the mall crowds in pursuit of a good deal. Luckily, I scored a few good gifting finds at the mecca of them all {Mall of America}, which makes me all the more eager to adorn these purchases in the prettiest papers, bows + more.

In the past year, I’ve done quite a bit of moving and shedding of my usual creative supplies, so i’m hoping to take a more minimalistic approach with my holiday wrapping strategy. In an effort to keep the emphasis on the cocoa sipping and Christmas tunes, today i’ve compiled some wrapping inspiration for you that is both low-maintenance and alluring. Happy wrapping!

1. Rely on Ribbons

bow

Use a simple wrapping paper complimented with a thick-striped plaid or gingham ribbon to create an appealing festive gift. The bigger the bow, the better!

2. Monochromatic

monochrome

Wrap your gifts in the ultimate neutral – white! Finish off the look with a white ribbon and a blank tag complete with festive print.

3. Monogrammed

monogrammed

A personalized way to present the perfect gift. Pre-made options make the task easier, just add a bit of greenery or burlap for a more ornate look.

4. All-Natural

 natural

A gift-wrapping strategy that’s as easy as stepping out the front door. Add a snippet of a plant branch to a neutral-wrapping paper with twine for a “back-to-the-woods” feel.

5. Bagged

paper-bag

The original lunch companion just became all the more practical. Place the gift inside this classic brown bag and adorn with a holiday stamp + string.

6. Well-Written

tagged

Use a white sticky note + your best handwriting to decorate the top of a classic square gift. Compliment with basic wrapping paper + small elements of the season for a put-together look.

7. Everyday Elements

washi-tape

A cute gifting look is as easy as opening the kitchen drawer. Washi tape is an ideal way to add bits of character to a simple wrapping paper in designs ranging from stripes to confetti pieces.

 

 

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