Ahh Christmas. It’s the most wonderful time of the year (or so Andy Williams would have us believe). What’s not so wonderful though is the prospect of gift wrapping mountains of gifts – especially when the only presents you’ve wrapped during the year have been hastily wrapped in tinfoil.

If you’re a gift-wrapping novice but you still want your gifts to look fantastic, this blog post is for you. These creative (and easy) Christmas gift-wrapping tips are ideal for beginners. Happy wrapping!

1. Add an extra-special gift tag

No gift would be complete without a gift tag. But why settle for a plain and impersonal gift tag when you can go all out and make your gift tag a gift in itself?

Tiny Kiko Frames – Set of 3

Kiko frames, set of 3 

These incredibly cute and tiny Kiko frames are perfect for adding to your wrapped gifts. What you choose to include in the frame is up to you, but they are perfect for displaying messages or amusing illustrations. This set of three frames is available in brass, zinc or copper.

Bell Decoration

Bell name holder 

Who says gift tags have to be boring? Certainly not us! These charming bell decorations come in a set of three and have a beautiful antique silver finish. When attached to the ribbon bow or tie of a gift, they’ll make a wonderful tinkling noise as the present is moved that’s guaranteed to make the recipient of your present smile. Attach a small gift tag, like the ones below, and add a name in a metallic silver marker for an eye-catching finish.

Winter Gift Tags

Gift tags 

We love these super-simple yet super-stylish Scandinavian gift tag designs. Use in combination with the bell decorations above or alone for an understated look.

2. Include a special note

Part of the pleasure of receiving a Christmas present is in reading the note or card accompanying the gift. What will you write in yours? We love including poems, quotes and even photos taking during the year. It’s a great way to show how much you care (and also distract from your wrapping skills if you had to resort to tinfoil again!).

Petite Notes

Petit notes 

If you would like to send a loved one a special message with their gift this year, these vintage-themed glittered folded note cards from Cavallini & Co will make the perfect addition to any present.

3. Make your gift stand out

If you want your present to stand out, here are a few cute additions you can make to guarantee your gift will be the first to be picked from underneath the tree on Christmas morning.

Vintage Christmas Stickers

Christmas stickers 

Who doesn’t love a great sticker collection? This set of 100 Christmas stickers is fantastic to have on hand when you need to decorate gifts and cards in a hurry.

Vintage Santa Wrapping Paper  

Christmas wrap

A little goes a long way with this vintage Santa wrapping paper. The images can be cut out and used for decoupage or made into gift tags by adding a cardboard backing. There’s no limits to how creative you can get with this design.

Have an extra-special Christmas with Grace & Glory

We hope you have found our Christmas wrapping tips for beginners useful. Your gifts will look fantastic this year – we’re sure of it! If you’re looking for more Christmas gift inspiration, we’ve got a great selection of creative Christmas gifts for all the family at Grace & Glory Home. Can’t find what you’re searching for? Our friendly team are here to help.  

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