Many of these gift wrap ideas suggest adding ornaments to decorate your gifts. This can look pretty and be an added gift for the holidays. You can find inexpensive ornaments at Miles Kimball www.mileskimball.com and also Lillian Vernon www.lillianvernon.com. Consider also visiting your local church holiday fairs and even your community's "dollar stores" for some pretty ornaments at very reasonable prices. These gift wrap ideas are ideas to inspire you. You may decide to
use a different color ribbon or paper - and that's great. Or these ideas may inspire you to create your own gift wrap design with objects that you know the gift recipient will love. Enjoy the Christmas season with your loved ones!
Stars Gift Wrap
Wrap gift in paper with stars. Tie a gold or silver ribbon (depending on color of stars on paper). Add a star ornament to the top of this gift.
Snowflake Gift Wrap
Wrap gift in Silver gift wrap paper and tie a thick white ribbon around the gift. Add a snowflake ornament to the top of this gift.
Nutcracker Gift Wrap
The Nutcracker ballet is always popular at holiday time! Wrap gift in paper covered with images of candy and tie with a thick red ribbon. Add a small nutcracker or Nutcracker ornament to the top of this gift.
Ballerina Gift Wrap
Wrap gift in silver paper. Tie gift with a pink ribbon. Add a ballerina ornament, or toe shoes ornament to complete this gift.
Angel Gift Wrap
Wrap gift in paper covered with angels. Tie gift with a gold ribbon. Add an angel ornament to complete this gift wrap.
Santa Gift Wrap
Wrap gift in red gift wrap paper. Tie gift with a white ribbon. Complete gift wrap with a santa ornament, or card with santa on it.
Fresh Pine Gift Wrap/Fresh Mistletoe/Fresh Holly
Wrap gift in dark green paper. Tie gift with burgundy ribbon. Complete gift with small piece of fresh pine/mistletoe/holly tucked under the ribbon. Pine smells wonderful and perfect for the season! Mistletoe is a very romantic addition to a gift. Holly is such a pretty addition to any gift. Caution: mistletoe and holly should not be consumed by pets.(the Humane Society of the United States has a list of plants that are poisonous to pets - consider visiting this before giving someone a holiday plant. Visit their website to read article: http://www.hsus.org/ace/11777).
Jingle Bells Gift Wrap
Wrap gift in Green paper and tie gift with a red ribbon. Use a piece of ribbon and place a jingle bell on it and then tie a knot to secure it. Do the same for the other side. Loop this piece of ribbon under the bow of the gift.
Winter White Gift Wrap
Wrap gift in white paper, preferably a paper with some texture to it. Wrap gift with a thick white ribbon. Complete gift with white silk flowers, preferably white poinsettia flowers.
Red and Green Stripes Gift Wrap
Wrap gift in red and green striped paper. Use a red ribbon and a green ribbon and tie two ribbons around the gift. The bow of this gift should have the two ribbons in it.
Red Velvet Ribbon Gift Wrap
Wrap gift in red gift wrap paper and tie gift with a thick red velvet ribbon. This is a very elegant gift wrap. Looks great with the jingle bell wrap too.
Christmas Stocking Gift Wrap
Wrap gift in gift wrap paper that has presents on it. Tie gift with red ribbon. Add a small Christmas stocking to the top of this gift. Personalize stocking with the person's name using a fabric pen or a glitter pen.
Tin Soldier Gift Wrap Wrap gift in gold gift wrap paper and tie with a silver ribbon. Add a small tin soldier ornament to the top of this gift.
Warm Woolen Mittens Gift Wrap
Wrap gift in dark green and tie with a gold ribbon. Add mittens for the top of this gift, in a bright contrasting color such as pink, purple or even aqua.
Poinsettia Gift Wrap
Wrap gift in red or silver paper. Tie gift with red or silver paper, use silver if gift in red paper and red if in silver paper. Top with a silk poinsettia in red, pale pink or even white. Silk poinsettias are also available in metallic colors, great for a metallic gift wrap.
Picture Frame Ornament Gift Wrap
Wrap gift in antique gold paper. Tie gift with dark green or burgundy ribbon. Add a small picture frame ornament to this wrap.
Baby's First Christmas Gift Wrap
Wrap gift in paper with Christmas trees on it. Tie gift with gold ribbon. Add a baby's first Christmas ornament in gold or silver.
Candy Cane Gift Wrap
Wrap gift in red and white striped paper. Tie gift with red ribbon. Tuck a big candy cane under the bow of this gift.
Cocoa Gift Wrap
Wrap gift in holiday paper. Tie gift with dark green ribbon. Tuck two servings of cocoa under the bow of the gift.
Carols Gift Wrap
Wrap gift in paper with musical instruments or notes on it. Or paper with carolers on it. Tie gift with red or green ribbon. Print two or three favorite carols out on holiday paper and put in an envelope. Tuck envelope under the bow of the gift. Could add a CD or tape of carol music to this gift.
Reindeer Gift Wrap
Wrap gift in paper with santa's reindeer on it. Tie gift with red ribbon. Add a Rudolph ornament to this gift.
Snowman Gift Wrap
Wrap gift in white paper. Tie gift with dark green ribbon. Add a snowman ornament to this gift.
Cinnamon Stick Gift Wrap
Wrap gift in burgundy paper. Tie gift with dark green ribbon. Add three cinnamon sticks to this gift.
Toy Trains Gift Wrap
Wrap gift in scenic holiday paper. Tie gift with red ribbon. Add a train ornament to this gift.
New Year's Noisemaker Gift Wrap
Wrap gift in a metallic paper with lots of color. Tie gift with a metallic ribbon, silver, gold or even a metallic colored ribbon. Tuck a New Year's Noisemaker under the bow. Happy New Year!
About The Author: Abigail Beal © 2004 Abigail Beal a.k.a. "the Gift-wrap Goddess" is the author of GiftWrapGoddessWraps
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This is wonderful - I love - I'm a scrapbooker. I like to take Tissue Paper and decorate it with my stamps depending on who it is for, and what the occasion, so this is an added treat of ideas. Thanks
My mom always wrapped our clothes in nice sweater boxes or shirt boxes but I found that cereal boxes are about the same size and I always have plenty. I put all kinds of gifts in these boxes and then wrap them as usual. It really helps save me money on clothing boxes and I don't have to wrap soft items with just paper alone. I found other food boxes are just as handy.
Some really good ideas. thank you so much for sharing these. Have printed them out and put in my gift wrap box.
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