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The Art of Gift Wrapping

Birthdays, graduations, baby showers, weddings, anniversaries, retirements. And let’s not forget the myriad of holidays like Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day and the biggie… Christmas!

Gift giving is an essential part of our lives. It strengthens our bonds with family and friends, and you get cool stuff, too! So today I am focusing on the art of gift wrapping because it brings me joy to witness a gift well received. It’s also because I adore a pretty package.

A small collection of gift wrapping inspiration because I adore a pretty package.

Take, for instance, Tiffany’s Blue Box. It’s a cultural icon — not just because of the luxurious item nesting inside, but also because it is beautiful to behold. Crowned with a white satin ribbon, the box holds a matching blue velvety pouch protecting a stunning piece of jewelry. Opening the box might be as exciting as receiving the item inside! And you know you’re someone very special to the person giving it to you.

A small collection of my favorite gift wrapping ideas including this iconic blue box by Tiffany & Co.

That’s the power of a gift. And it all starts in its presentation.

Although we can’t all have the expert wrapping of retail stores, we can make a special effort to present our gifts in ways that demonstrate our most splendid sentiments. Give “I love you.” and “Congratulations!” in the form of glitter boxes and luxe satin ribbon. Combine plain paper with dazzling bows. Repurpose subway maps and scrapbook paper. Adorn boxes and bags with grosgrain ribbon and faux florals. Use a furoshiki or layer in mason jars. The options are as endless as your creativity.

So for a little packaging inspiration, I’ve put together a small collection of my favorite gift wrapping ideas below. You can also follow my gift giving board on Pinterest for additional ideas. I hope you’ll be inspired to create gifts that are special, beautiful and fun, and in turn, bring joy to you and your loved ones! — v.

01 // gorgeous green ribbon and wallpaper scraps from chez larsson

A small collection of my favorite gift wrapping ideas including this gorgeous green ribbon by Chez Larsson.

02 // adult hot chocolate from hey gorgeous

A small collection of my favorite gift wrapping ideas including this adult hot chocolate by Hey Gorgeous.

03 // a mailable bag of confetti from catbird

A small collection of my favorite gift wrapping ideas including this mailable bag of confetti by Catbird.

04 // diy cookie sack for the holidays from celebrate creativity

A small collection of my favorite gift wrapping ideas including this diy cookie sack by Celebrate Creativity.

 05 // copper wrapping paper from cox & cox

A small collection of my favorite gift wrapping ideas including this copper wrapping paper by Cox & Cox.

 06 // furoshiki from tokyo pic

A small collection of my favorite gift wrapping ideas including this furoshiki by Tokyo Pic.

07 // monster wrapping paper from housing a forest

A small collection of my favorite gift wrapping ideas including this monster wrap by Housing a Forest.

08 // printable holiday gift wrap from lia griffith

A small collection of my favorite gift wrapping ideas including this printable holiday gift wrap by Lia Griffith.

09 // plain brown kraft paper with fancy ribbon from created by v.

Simple, DIY decorating that captures the Christmas spirit without busting the budget.Simple, DIY decorating that captures the Christmas spirit without busting the budget.

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