Two of my favorite things — the holidays and gift giving! It’s no wonder I love wrapping special presents and enjoying the whole process! I thought it would be fun to share some of my go to gift wrapping hacks with you all!
When wrapping gifts, I like to start early, and I think organization helps a ton. I like to get all of my supplies together in one place, so that I can see what I have and what I might need to order. Preparing ahead of time is key!
I love to mix and match patterns and colors like I would when decorating a home. A solid color, an intricate print, a more simple print — repeating colors and an overall vibe, but allowing space for fun and whimsy. I also love to repeat colors in ribbon/bows/adornments.
This is a fun hack! I started doing for Christmas morning where each kiddo has their own wrapping paper. Makes opening gifts so simple, and knowing right away what is for who! You can organize everything here — hanging wrapping paper organizer!
Don’t think that you just have to buy the bows from the Christmas aisle! I love browsing the ribbon sections at craft stores all season long, also think little gold bells, wooden gift tags, cinnamon sticks, evergreen etc. All can be tucked into ribbon! Christmas washi tape is a fun addition, too!
Start with what you need, that’s key. I try to make sure that I have plenty of boxes in various sizes and shapes, so that when it’s time for a wrapping session, I’m not scrambling! This will also help for gift wrapping hacks odd shapes.
Same goes for supplies! I make sure to have fresh tape, scissors that cut well, all of my ribbon etc at the ready. I usually work on a large surface like a kitchen table or island. Having everything I need on hand makes my job so much easier. I like having something like this to hold onto everything — wrapping paper storage box.
Sometimes gift bags make sense, and really speed up the process! I usually have a lot to wrap, so I am happy to add in a few gift bags. Nothing wrong with that! You can even find some that coordinate beautifully with your paper. These are sweet drawstring bags. Bags are also a great option for gift wrapping hacks for clothes.
Do you feel like you struggle with the basics of a wrapping technique? There are so many great and quick youtube videos on wrapping basics, gift wrapping hacks videos and gift wrapping hacks tutorials. I swear, once you have it down it makes wrapping far easier and dare I say enjoyable! Take 5 minutes, you’ll thank yourself! This helps to make wrapping a breeze as well — tape holder / organizer and these clip and twist tape dispensers!
Wrapping doesn’t have to be a dreaded activity! After the kiddos go to bed, or when they are out of the house, put on your favorite Christmas movie, pour some cocoa, put out some cookies, fill your diffusers with a Christmasy blend, put on your coziest Christmas jammies and slippers — set the mood! You’ll feel like you’re in Santa’s workshop! 😉