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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
I am still shopping . . . but once again, I hope to be done before Christmas Eve, and I hope to NOT be wrapping presents on Christmas Eve (or Christmas … which I hate to admit I have done . . . more than once)!
I enjoy wrapping presents while drinking wine, listening to Christmas music and admiring the light on the tree 🙂 . My husband is super talented when it comes to using wrapping paper – on every shape of present. Me, not so much! But, I have a few ideas I use that make wrapping fun! Here they are!
Unique (and Easy) Ways to Wrap Gifts
Use Christmas Bows INSTEAD OF Tissue Paper!
I started doing this a few years ago. It looks so festive and beautiful! So, if you are using a gift bag – don’t use the traditional tissue paper! Instead, get a few handful of bows and put them in over the gift. Not sure what I’m talking about? I’m talking about these: Christmas bows
I did this for my cousin’s gift a few years back, and she commented, “I like how you used bows in the bag”! This is a huge deal, because she was 13 – and that age is not easy to impress!
You can also use the smaller bows when you are gifting fun jewelry in a box. Put the necklace, earrings, or bracelet in the box, and cover them up with small bows!
Wrap your gift in another gift 🙂
I’m sure you’ve seen this done with bins, but what about a blanket? Blankets are awesome gifts to give (one size fits all and it’s like a hug when you are not around)!
My 14 year old niece asked for one for her birthday . . . so I’m giving her one for Christmas 🙂 . I actually gave her a sleeping bag for her birthday – and they work great too! Put the gift inside the blanket (or sleeping bag). Roll it or fold it up; then put a bow around it! It’s a present inside a present! Oh what fun!
Use a Stocking!
I know most people already have a stocking, but honestly, I would LOVE if someone did this for me!
I thought about leaving this out, but honestly and seriously, I would love this!
One reason why you might want to consider this option, is if the person you are gifting HATES clutter! A stocking – well, at least a normal size one – creates a space for small gifts.
Need some ideas?
Give a woman in your life things like a small Miraculous Medal necklace, gift cards, gift cards, gift cards, some beauty items, a nice pen, a wallet, gel pens, lottery tickets . . . I mean you could totally STACK AND STUFF a Stocking with Amazing Gifts that won’t clutter the house!
It’s fun and easy!
Wrap your gift box with wrapping paper, but replace the bow with a Christmas ornament!
I love this idea because it’s pretty, it’s easy and the bow is an added gift!!!!!!
Have a Merry Christmas!!!
So cute! I used miniature ornaments, yarn, and old book pages (I cut snowflakes out of them!) to wrap my husband’s gifts this year. So many good ideas here.