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50 of the most beautiful Christmas gift wrapping ideas (with stacks of free printables!)

Now that the Christmas shopping is done (right…? The big day is only a couple of weeks away!), it’s time to wrap those pressies! To inspire you to elevate your gifts, we’ve curated 50 of the most beautiful Christmas gift wrapping ideas!

From minimalist to completely OTT, blingy to earthy, we’re sure you’ll find an idea to love in this round up.

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1. Potato stamped wrapping paper

This wrapping paper is so elegant and beautiful, it’s hard to believe it was DIYed using potatoes! Jinny of @theurbanquarters was inspired by this sponge stamp gift wrapping reel that she created her own using the traditional technique of potatoes. Needless to say, we’re in LOVE!

Potato stamp gift wrap
Potato stamped wrapping paper by @theurbanquarters
Stamped gift tags and wrapping paper
Jinny also made matching potato stamped gift tags. Image via @theurbanquarters

2. Fabric gift wrap

As we become more waste-conscious, we’ve seen a real rise in favour of low-waste Christmas wrapping ideas. This Bojagi technique fabric gift wrap idea used natural dye prints from flowers on the fabric, creating a fun twist on this idea!

Also, our latest fabric gift wrap idea shows just how versatile using fabric can be, wrapping a bottle easily!

Christmas giftwrap
Our new Christmas giftwrap idea
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3. Minimalist

The talent behind the Homey Oh My blog has done it again with this gorgeous gift wrap and best of all β€” you can download this free pine tree printable to wrap your gifts at home. You can also check out Creative Fabrica for awesome christmas svg templates!

Pine tree Christmas wrapping
Image via Homey Oh My

4. Berry

Another example of when less is more. Simply wrap twine several times around a gift and slip a sprig in the centre.

Simple gift wrapping
Image via Smart Furniture

5. Simply pretty

Isn’t this gold deer just the sweetest?! Totally in love with the gold and blush pink colour palette too.

Gold Christmas gift wrapping
Image via Monika Hibbs

6. Black and white

Christmas wrap doesn’t have to scream ‘Christmas!’. Check out this black and white minimalist gift wrap with simple festive references. It’s just one of the many monochromatic ideas you’ll find in this round up!

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Image via Zazzle

7. DIY

Nothing adds a personal touch like do it yourself ornaments on top of a gift. You can make these DIY clay ornaments in any shape, find our clay recipe and instructions here.

8. Non-traditional

Break away from images of snowflakes and traditional Christmas imagery with wrapping like this diamond design on An-Magritt’s blog. How pretty are those embossed gift tags?!

Diamond gift wrap
Image via An-Magritt

9. Christmas-tree-inspired

We love that this gift is wrapped just like a Christmas tree! The gold foil message on the card could also be personalised to suit the person you’re gifting it to by following our gold foil tutorial here.

Christmas ornaments to wrap gift
Image via More Than Ideas

10. Elegant rustic

Mini wreath, craft paper and hessian has never looked this good! These gifts get the balance of rustic, earthy and elegant spot on.

Noel wreath gift wrap
Image via Anderson + Grant

11. Handlettered

Our friend at Shenton & Thrello handlettered a beautiful A3-sized Christmas wrap that you can download free here. Use it in black and white as pictured here or follow the instructions in our Christmas cracker tutorial to apply gold foil over some words.

Free Christmas handlettered paper created in collaboration with Shenton & ThrelloDownload it here

12. Jingle bells

You’ll literally jingle all the way with this adorable gift wrap idea using oversized jingle bells. If you can’t find bells to suit your colour scheme, just spray paint whatever bells you find in the colour you want like we did with this bell wreath in our Christmas entry.

Jingle bell gift wrap
Image via Cox and Cox

13. Illustrative

Love the delicate details of these hand-drawn acorns, pinecones and leaves β€” use them just on the gift tags or as gift wrapping too.

Acorn gift wrap
Image via Fellow Fellow

14. Accordion Christmas tree

A little bit quirky and a whole lot of cute, these accordion Christmas trees are a sweet idea by White House Crafts. You could personalise this look to suit your Christmas theme. For example, we love the idea of using craft paper to wrap the gift and an olive green paper to achieve a more muted look.

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Image via White House Crafts

15. Shades of blue

Duck egg blue might not be a colour you associate with Christmas but it sure does look good on Christmas gift wrapping. Pair it with hand drawn gift tags and you’re set.

Blue Christmas gift wrap
Image via Leesign

16. Hand drawn

Ok, how seriously adorable is this?! A drawn on car carrying a Christmas tree home. Totally using this idea!

Car Christmas gift wrap
Image via Growing Spaces

17. Sweet treat

A fab idea for those with a sweet tooth, just slip a candy cane or lolly pop under twine and watch them smile as you hand over this sweet gift.

18. Stencil

A great gift wrapping idea for the guys in particular is this stencil typography look. All you need is a sharpie and a stencil!

19. White on white

You can’t go wrong with white on white gift wrapping! An elegant and timeless look that will always be in style.

20. Gold spray

When in doubt, spray it with gold! Gold spray paint turns these plain branches and craft paper into seriously elegant Christmas gift wrapping.

Gold gift wrapping
Image via Zena

21. Blackboard

Yes, there is such a thing as blackboard paper and yes, it is AMAZING! Write whatever personalised message you like using chalk and finish with twine or a ribbon.

Blackboard wrapping paper
Image via Anthropologie

22. Paper cut out

This paper Santa beard is so jolly! You could use this idea of a white paper cut out against butchers paper with just about any shape though so why not be creative and see what other fun ideas you come up with.

Santa beard gift wrap
Image via Growing Spaces

23. Fabric bag

A new way of gift wrap that continues to grow in popularity is the use of a fabric bag. Easy to make and mess-free, this sustainable option is easy to customise for anyone you wish to gift it to!

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Image via Hongkiat

24. Newspaper and Christmas decor

Just like ornaments look great on top of a Christmas gift, so too do mini Christmas decor pieces like this reindeer. It’s a gift that gives twice because they can reuse the figurine in their Christmas styling πŸ™‚

25. Plaid

Has green ever looked this good?! Love this plaid green Christmas gift wrapping, complete with double ribbon and gold foil gift tag.

Plaid gift wrap
Image via The Every Girl

26. Calligraphy

Gosh some people are clever! Just check out these stunning timber calligraphy gift tags.

Timber calligraphy gift tags
Image via Pepper Sprouts

27. Label maker

Perhaps its the retro vibe or just the simplicity of this idea but were loving this label maker DIY gift wrap idea by Almost Makes Perfect!

28. Bunting

A sweet look from Kikki.K is this simple bunting-style wrap using heart and flag stickers attached to bakers twine. We did a similar look with blue wrapping paper and gold star bunting below. Bunting is just one of the creative ways you can make your present extra special. And it’s easily customisable! Use any colours or shapes you like to make your own bunting gift wrap.

Bunting gift wrap
Image via Kikki.K
Star garland wrapping
Find our post How to wrap a present: Creative ways to make your presents extra special here.

29. All in the gift tag

Almost Makes Perfect has created this set of adorable Christmas gift tags that you can download for free on her blog here. Did we mention they’re adorable?!

30. Washi tape

Another super simple yet effective idea is to use washi tape. There are probably close to a million Christmas gift wrapping ideas using washi tape on Pinterest alone. With just three rolls of washi tape, you can do an infinite amount of things, like this simple tree look below!

Tape gift wrap
Our washi tape gift wrap cut to resemble a Christmas tree

31. Stamped

This is a genius idea developed by the crafty Natalie at Handmade Charlotte! Just glue cut out shapes to a lint roller, dip in an ink pad and roll.

32. Timber accent

Using timber veneer sheets and a stanley knife, you can create these mini 2D Christmas trees. Follow these instructions to also make a 3D tree that they’ll be able to use as a Christmas decoration.

33. Colourful and crafty

For those who aren’t shy with colour, this abstract reindeer packs a colourful punch! How adorable is that nose!!

Pink reindeer gift wrap
Image via Studio DIY

34. Branch trees

DIY your gift wrap this year with this butchers paper and branch idea. Making mini Christmas trees as a 3D ornament is a fun and creative way to wrap your gifts this year.

35. Hand painted

Let out your inner artist and create some beautiful Christmas scenes using paints. Traditional Christmas scenes, shapes or even carol lyrics are just some of the ideas of what you could paint.

Handpainted gift wrap
Image via Bloglovin’

36. Pinstripe

The Black Tie standard of gift wrapping right here! Use this look if you’re going to any fancy pants dinner parties or just want to seriously impress.

Image via The Every Girl. Talk about luxe, this is one of our fave Christmas gift wrapping ideas

37. Monochrome

Despite popular use, monochrome doesn’t mean black and white, rather ‘single colour or hue’. We love this elegant gift wrapping by Chantel aka @mama_mila_au on Instagram. Watch the video below to see how she makes that sweet bow detail using left over wrapping paper. So clever!

38. Abstract

Another DIY idea is to make these abstract Christmas trees using sticks and twine. Just bust out your glue gun and play around with colours and patterns.

Timber Christmas tree on gift
Image via Fellow Fellow

39. Beaded

Bringing back memories of our childhood craft days, we couldn’t resist adding this fun red and white plastic bead idea to this round up. Made by Craft & Creativity, you can follow all the instructions to create this look here.

Plastic bead ornaments
Image via Craft & Creativity

40. Paint effect

This painted wrapping paper doesn’t require quite so much creative talent as the one above, just dip your paint brush in white paint and splatter, dash or scratch craft paper to create the pattern you like.

41. Twine feature

Showing a different way of using twine is this look from Creative Market. Simple but effective, the use of twine adds a subtle festive touch that’s sure to draw the eye.

Image via Creative Market

42. Ribbon trees

This crafty gift wrap idea (although a bit finicky) is a surprising take on many Christmas gift wrap staples. Who would’ve thought that you could use ribbon in this way?

Image via Fasilisimo

43. Understated glitter

You could use our clay ornament DIY to make these Christmas ornament gift tags. Simply use a circle cutter instead of a gingerbread and gently press the end of a pencil into the ornament before you bake to create these impressions. Once they’re out of the oven and cooled, paint using your favourite glittery colours!

44. Hint of nature

Another minimalist look and this time incorporating subtle references to nature with a cluster of cinnamon sticks, pine cones or sprig against a simple black or white wrap. Recycled paper gift tags or natural twine complete the look.

Black and white Christmas gift wrap
Image via Burkatron

45. Glitter bomb

If the understated glitter look above didn’t do it for you, perhaps this champagne glitter bomb look will!

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Image via Crate and Barrel

46. Landscape photography

A beautiful black and white photo and simple pom pom is all that’s needed to create this seriously stunning Christmas gift wrap. We have a simple and super quick mini pom pom tutorial here.

Photo on Christmas gift wrap
Image via Cambiando Strada

47. Mix and match

Who says all your gift wrapping needs to match? We love the mix of colours and prints on this collection of gifts with a similar colour palette and metallic accent.

48. Gingerbread

Yummo, here’s another tasty gift wrapping idea β€” this time using homemade gingerbread biscuits.

49. Photography stickers

Keeping with the photography theme is this DIY family photo sticker tutorial on Homey Oh My. So special, we bet they won’t even want to open their present πŸ˜‰

Photography Christmas gift wrap
Image via Homey Oh My. Adding a sentimental photo is one of our favourite Christmas gift wrapping ideas

50. Traditional

There’s nothing wrong with traditional, particularly when it looks this darn stylish! Red and white gift wrap with a stripe red ribbon and a sprig in the bow would be welcome under our Christmas tree any time.

Image via Pop Sugar

How will you be wrapping your Christmas gifts this year? Do you have a favourite look from the list above?? Tell us in the comments below!

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Disclaimer: this article was first published in December 2016 and has been updated with new information and images. It contains some affiliate links. This means, if you purchase an item we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Gina Beschorner Style Curator

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    1. Wow so much creativety and fantastic gift wrapping ideas. The springs of green look really effective and adore no.16 with the drawn car carrying the Christmas tree. It’s very special that you can personalise the presentation <3

      • That’s one of our favourites too Julia πŸ™‚ Such a sweet idea. Hope you found all the gift wrapping inspiration you needed!


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