Just don't be surprised when no one wants to unwrap their adorable package.
Instead of sticking with the standard bow, jazz up your gift with a cutout snowflake made of white computer paper — since every flake is unique it's literally impossible to mess up.
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Who wouldn't love a fluffy yarn ball that looks like a giant snowball on top of their present? Ditch the bow and go with this bold and fun accessory that your family will talk about until next year.
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Funny stickers with sayings like "Don't open until Christmas" or "Santa is coming to town" serve two purposes: They hold string or ribbon in place while adding fun personality.
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Warning: You might want to keep the vacuum nearby when wrapping this one. First, run double-sided tape around the box where you usually put ribbon, then sprinkle confetti on top of the sticky material to create vibrant "ribbon."
Make your gifts stand out amongst the rest by sticking with a theme. Here, black kraft paper is decorated with white paint markers to look like a chalkboard and lets you add personalization to each package.
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We guarantee you'll be a favorite amongst the kids when you add a piece of candy on top of each present. Even better? The red and white coloring enhances the festiveness of your packages — talk about a win-win.
It's true, opposites do attract, which this rustic plaid and sweet lace ribbon combo proves. The pair replaces traditional plastic ribbon, resulting in a sophisticated, yet homey decoration.
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A sprig of rosemary not only looks super romantic and fresh, but it also smells delicious. Wrap some white wool around the stem to keep it snuggly in place for all the times people will inevitably lift up the package to get a whiff.
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Pick out your favorite black and white family photos and tuck them underneath the ribbon on your holiday packages to give your family a sentimental surprise with their new gifts.
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Got leftover ribbon on hand? Use those scraps to add dimension and color to gifts. To prevent pieces from shifting, use tiny pieces of double-sided tape to keep the overlapping pieces in place.
We especially love this idea for kids who are getting multiple presents that go together — like multiple sets of LEGOs. Each package represents a different snowball and that 3-D nose is just the cherry on top.
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For wrapping paper that no one else owns, you've gotta DIY it. Make your own stamp by carving out whatever shape you want into a stamp block — we think snow flakes or Santa hats would be equally as cute.
Get the tutorial at Poppy Talk
Sometimes a soft material is easier to use when your gift is an awkward shape — and even when it isn't, the unique texture will stand out under the tree. We're obsessed with the painted red accents, too.
Get the tutorial at The Idea Room »
Everyone uses red and green, but if this red and teal package proves anything, it's that rules are meant to be broken. And if you're feeling really spontaneous, we dare you to not use either of the holiday season's signature shades.
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A bold, red, glittery name tag is just as festive as a bow — and way flashier. The result is a glam, yet rustic package under the tree.
Get the tutorial at The Thinking Closet »