Today I want to help you simplify your gift wrapping this season by providing a “Gift Wrapping Capsule” of what you need for beautiful and easy gift wrapping!
Every year, it seems like gift wrapping gets cuter and cuter. There are so many options and so many great destinations for wrapping paper. But by paring down your selections, you’ll spend less on wrapping paper and hopefully have fewer rolls of paper at the end of the season — not to mention a beautiful, cohesive theme under your tree!
Gift Wrapping Tools
Before we get to the paper, let’s talk about the tools. Make sure you have what you need, in one place, so you aren’t constantly searching for more tape or another pair of scissors.
A double-sided tape set (yes, double-sided tape!) is sometimes easier than using a flimsy disposable tape dispenser. Plus, this set comes with 6 rolls of double-sided tape. When taping wrapping paper with double-sided tape, pull the wrapping paper over the double-sided tape. You’ll never see a trace of tape on your gifts!
They may not be the most beautiful, but in terms of cutting paper and ribbon, these scissors are magic. Another hack: This bone folder creates the most beautiful and crisp folds, making it easier to wrap your gifts.
I purchased my wrapping paper cart from Target because I don’t have a dedicated wrapping closet but I can roll this into a closet. It keeps my ribbon, tags, and scissors all in one place.
Joy Creative Shop Favorites
It was a dream come true to launch our holiday collection with the paper powerhouse that is Joy Creative Shop! We love how each design melds DoSayGive’s love of classic style with the color and aesthetic of Joy Creative Shop. Each piece was created to compliment one another — from the gift tags to the paper and stationery — as well as mix and match. It’s a curated look you can get in one spot! Add in this green ribbon or striped ribbon. Tie in a festive ornament for a fun touch!
DoSayGive readers get 10% off with the code DSG10, so be sure to order soon before the holiday rush!
Rosanne Beck Favorites
We can’t say enough about Rosanne Beck’s watercolor designs — to call them beautiful doesn’t even begin to do them justice! They are so stunning in person! Her Christmas collection is full of everything you want in holiday wrapping paper: Color, nostalgia, whimsy, and classic colors that look perfect under any tree. We love the Chinoiserie Nutcracker collection (with the cutest gift tags and gift stickers to match!) as well as the darling Santa collection that comes in both pink and blue. Shop more curated favorites below!
Sophisticated Rifle Paper Co.
This sophisticated palette incorporates green, gold, and a pretty coral.
Casual Christmas Tree Trucks
Mix in a pattern with sold green or kraft paper. So many cute things you can do with ribbon and gift tags!
Merry & Bright Christmas Trees!
Caspari is one of my favorite brands of wrapping paper. Mixed here with a fun Joy Creative print! Use code DSG10 for 10% off Joy Creative wrapping paper and tags. Red tulle ribbon found here.
Nutcracker Wrapping Paper!
I love a good Nutcracker wrapping paper. We rounded up our favorites this year below.
Classic Christmas Plaid
Plaid, gold, and red kraft paper looks so classic under the tree! I like cutting real berries from my backyard, but these are faux and so easy to use year after year!
Natural Christmas Paper
It’s so easy to spruce up plain kraft paper up with pretty ribbons. That Christmas tree ribbon is from one of my go-to ribbon sources: Terrain. Whenever they have a sale or free shipping, I stock up!
Red and White Bows and Plaids
This bow wrapping paper is so pretty!
Other great sources for wrapping paper: Costco, Tuesday Morning, and even TJ Maxx/Home Goods!
My biggest tip for gift wrapping is don’t wait until Christmas Eve! Either wrap as you buy or break up over a few days earlier in the season. Which also means you need to go ahead and buy your gifts!
Shop more holiday gift wrap favorites below!