Creative Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas


Wrapping gifts for the holidays is a great opportunity to get creative. There are many different ways to wrap or decorate your gifts that can help add a unique touch. You can make your own custom gift tags or designs for wrapping paper. Read below for holiday gift wrapping ideas that will help inspire you.

Need to add a festive touch to a gift for a teacher? Check out our Holiday Gift Ideas and Templates for Teachers, and be sure to share pictures of your wrapped gifts on social media using #PaperforLife.

Make DIY Gift Tags

One way to add a festive touch to your wrapped gift is to top it off with a DIY gift tag. Get creative and make your own using good-quality, heavy paper, such as Hammermill® Premium Color Copy Cover 80 lb. printer paper. You can cut out fun shapes like a star or snowmen and add glitter for some extra pizazz. Don’t forget to write who it’s to and from on the back of your DIY gift tag.

Short on time? We’ve got you covered with our easy-to-print holiday gift tag templates.

Add Some Fun

Attaching a small decoration to the outside of your gift is a great way to help make it look extra special. Small ornaments you usually use for the tree can be attached to the top of your gift. If the recipient of the gift has a sweet tooth, then attach candy canes, a package of hot chocolate, or both. Make sure you have a well-wrapped gift before you decide to add extras to it. Learn how to wrap a present here.

Make Your Own Wrapping Paper

Making your own custom wrapping paper is a great way to add a personal touch to your gifts. If you are artsy, then try painting directly on kraft paper. Using holiday stamps on paper is an easy way to create your own wrapping paper. The possibilities are endless, so get creative and have fun with it!

Reusing newspaper as gift wrap is a sustainable way to wrap your presents. The comics section is great to use to wrap gifts for kids, and adding a brightly colored bow will help add some color to your gift.

Need more holiday gift wrapping help? Check out the design pages in our DIY Holiday Decorations PDF if you need a quick solution for gift wrap.

We hope these easy holiday gift wrapping ideas help inspire you. For more help with holiday gift wrapping, check out our festive Holiday Gift Ideas and Templates for Teachers. We recommend printing the festive templates on Hammermill® Premium Color Copy Cover 80 lb. printer paper.

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