Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas are all around you! Have an open mind and forget about the "traditional" way to wrap a present. In no time, you'll be a pro at making your own creative gift wrapping ideas! Here are some of my favorites...
Gift Baskets Gift baskets make great unique gift wrapping ideas for odd shaped or themed gifts. Line a basket with a material like peat moss, fabric, straw, etc. (depending on the look that you're going for)and load the basket up with goodies. Check thrift stores or garage sales for baskets that are in new condition. Keep things from falling out by sealing it with a gift wrap basket bag. They make the type of bags you can use your blow-dryer on to have a "fitted" look, or the looser type that you close at the top with a bow. They come in different sizes, so make sure you get one that fits your basket.
Gift Tins You can find gift tins small enough to hold a gift card, and as large as a small trash can.
Takeout Boxes These are the new rage in gift wrapping. They come in many colors and sizes, and have the signature silver takeout container handle across the top. I buy mine at craft stores, but you can find them just about anywhere.
Gift Boxes Even though this is the most common way to wrap a gift, there doesn't have to be anything "common" about it! Boxes come in all sizes and shapes, and
can be covered with a variety of creative gift wrapping ideas
. If you need more inspiration, see our do-it-yourself guide on creative ways to
make your own gift wrap
. For odd size or obvious gifts, instead of just wrapping a gift in one box, wrap a box within a box (within another box, and another...) and they'll never guess what's in the package. I've even added a brick to a package to make it feel much heavier than it is! Useful Tip: When you buy clothing throughout the year, ask for a free gift box with your item--even if you do not intend to wrap it. Save them in a special place , and avoid buying boxes when you need them. Don't want to use a traditional gift box? Why not
make your own gift box from scratch
? It's so much fun, and it's a great way to relax!
These come in so many different sizes, and they are by far the easiest way to wrap something! Put some colored tissue paper in the bag, drop the gift in, then add some more tissue paper to the top. Save yourself some money by checking your local dollar store...they have a nice variety of gift bags and tissue paper. Craft stores sell plain
gift bags that you can decorate yourself
Use Your Imagination!
Ahh...this is my favorite way to wrap! Look around you for items that you can wrap a gift in. The more unconventional, the better! With this method, you're not only trying to make the gift wrap memorable, but also functional long after the present has been opened.
Old Metal Lunchbox-perfect to wrap a child's gift in (or for an adult who is a kid at heart).
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