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Unique Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas

FILED IN: Holiday & Seasonal, Press & Praise

Posted By: Jamie Kutchman

As a gift designer who creates curated gift boxes as a business, I am always on the lookout for innovative ways to wrap and style gifts. This becomes even more of an obsession during the holidays! Today I'm rounding up some of my absolute faves to hopefully inspire your holiday wrapping this year. Let's turn wrapping into a reason to be creative rather than just a chore!


This first one blew my mind. I never thought to include a post card on the outside of standard run-of-the-mill kraft paper but these are both interesting and winter-insprired.

unique-holiday-gift-wrap-ideas-marigold-grey Image: Liz Marie Blog

Touches of Nature

Quite possibly one of my favorite wrapping techniques is the use of natural items such as greenery, pine cones, berries, and even twigs.

unique-holiday-gift-wrap-ideas-marigold-grey Image: Buff Strickland via DIY Network

Reusable Gift Wrap

Yes, reusable wrapping paper is possible with the usage of stretchy fabric. These modern designs are just perfect and you'd never even know that they're anything other than standard gift wrap from a distance.

unique-holiday-gift-wrap-ideas-marigold-grey Image: Wading in Big Shoes

Chalkboard Wrap

Chalkboard wrapping paper is everywhere this season and I can totally understand why. The patterns are limitless but I especially love these repeating snowflakes. It's festive without your standard reds and greens that are standard at the holidays.

unique-holiday-gift-wrap-ideas-marigold-grey Image: Elle Claire Inspired

Non-Traditional Colors

I'm usually a neutrals girl but oh how I love this pop of color! I especially love the red and white polka dot ribbon up against the icy blue. It's festive and perfect for winter.

unique-holiday-gift-wrap-ideas-marigold-grey Image: Fawn Handcrafted Celebrations

Go Black

Black isn't dismal. Matte black wrapping paper with satin black ribbon has gorgeous texture. Add some fresh cedar and white berries and you've got a chic, sophisticated look for your gifts!

unique-holiday-gift-wrap-ideas-marigold-grey Image: Pop Sugar

Gold Foil

Again, we see run-of-the-mill kraft paper made ah-mazing! This time with gold foil arrows by our friends at Haute Papier. I especially love the use of non-holiday patterns at the holidays for an element of surprise. Don't worry. The metallic gold makes the arrows festive enough to easily pass as holiday wrap.

unique-holiday-gift-wrap-ideas-marigold-grey Image: Haute Papier

Winter White

White is not boring. It is not sterile. It allows everything to pop quite perfectly! Here you see it tied with twine and adorned with olive leaves. It's finished off with a kraft tag to coordinate with the twine. Perfection!

unique-holiday-gift-wrap-ideas-marigold-grey Image: Burkatron

I hope you've enjoyed my round-up and that it's inspired you to mix up your gift wrap a little this year! Let us know what you have planned in the comments. We always love to hear from you!

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