12 Creative And Simple Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas You'll Love

Photo of Charlotte Luxford
Architecture & Design Editor30 November 2016

When you’ve spent so much time choosing the right gift for a loved one, it only seems right to wrap it with the attention it deserves, too. Here are some neat and inspiring ideas to help you find the perfect way to wrap your pressies this holiday season.

1. Choose an alternative to traditional ribbons, such as pom pom string

Festive red and white pom pom ribbon kit, £2.49

2. Get creative with a chalkboard pen on black wrapping paper

Talking Tables chalkboard gift wrapping set, £7.50

3. Add a mini wreath to your gift for an individual look

Check out how to make this mini wreath gift wrap in our video here | © Culture Trip

4. Make your own personalised wrapping paper by photocopying treasured photos

Photocopying old family polaroids adds a personal touch

5. Recycled wrapping paper is great for wrapping gifts for eco warriors

Seed eco recycled wrapping paper, £2.25

6. Get crafty by printing cute shapes on brown paper for kids’ presents

See how this handcrafted paper was made here

7. Go retro with an old Dymo label maker

Buy a Dymo label maker here

8. Choose a simple look with natural materials such as brown paper and wooden labels

Wooden laser-cut labels add rustic charm

9. Put bells and whistles on it, literally, with these metallic bell toppers

Cox and Cox copper bells, £15.50 for 48

10. Re-use old newspaper, maps or music sheets for a vintage feel

Wrapping gifts in old newspaper looks great and is eco-friendly, too

11. For adult gifts, opt for a stylish monochrome scheme with simple seasonal foliage

You could add any seasonal foliage to your gift, such as pine cones, holly, ivy or eucalyptus

12. Repurpose old knitwear as a way of wrapping awkward-shaped Christmas presents

Find out how to make these Christmas treat bags here

To get the complete Christmassy look at home, check out the top festive interior trends here.

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