Unique & Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas


I love wrapping presents. In fact, one of my very first jobs was working as the gift-wrapper at The Body Shop during the holiday season! I loved it because I got to wrap gifts all day long, and I smelt absolutely delicious when I got home from work! I’m always on the lookout for beautiful wrapping papers and bags, but I find myself doing more and more ‘diy’ wrapping.

DIY wrapping paper makes the gifts more personable, unique, and one of a kind. It becomes a truly special gift when wrapped in a unique, homemade wrapping paper, or when layering it with different colours, pom poms, or sprigs of green. Check out these amazing, unique and creative gift wrapping ideas! I find all of these ideas so inspiring I had to share them with you all!


The adorable Kraft-wrapped boxes with a sprig of green make perfect containers for homemade cookies (from Project Wedding). I am in love with the woodland-inspired gift wrap from Odessa May Society, it’s so simple and perfectly Christmas! The modern and minimal typographic styling, from Man Made DIY, is very cool and fun to make.


These paper-cut twigs from Giochi di Carta make unique gift tags for presents or even placeholders. I love a good theme, and these black and white wrapped gifts from Paper Mash give a modern feel to traditional presents. Adding pretty fabric flowers to your gifts, instead of traditional bows, is an unexpected and pretty look (from Pretty Petals).


Aunt Peaches printed Christmas carols and ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas onto vellum paper and added a fun typographic element to her gift wrapping. Design Mom provides a full tutorial on how to make these adorable tiny house gift boxes (seriously! handmade!). The now-defunct Aprons and Camera Straps showed us this lovely white-stamped Kraft paper with white string and white berries, a perfect matching of monotone colours!


These fabulous paper feathers from Lia Griffith are stunning and fun, especially when made with bright coloured paper. The Elli Blog demonstrates multiple variations of a faved colour combo (grey & yellow) used in different ways. Decor8 also showcases paper feathers, used in different ways, and their modern colour-theme is simply awesome and unexpected.


This whimsical pom pom-covered wrapping paper was sold by Anthropologie a few years ago, however I think it would be easy enough to make by hot-glueing little pom poms to a simple paper! Two Shades of Pink created these easy and fun felt, pom pom, and yarn wrapped gifts (I love the bunting!). Are you a washi tape fan? A Spoonful of Sugar creates Christmas wrap to match her decor with washi tape!


Wit & Whistle uses silver and white Sharpie markers to draw designs onto kraft paper, then wraps them up with twine. I love the idea of using different colours of yarn scraps to wrap up your presents (from Melanie Fallick Books). Alisa Burke also draws on kraft paper, using a white-out pen and a black sharpie to create artistic and unique wrapping paper!


A Pair of Pears adds simple snowflakes, pom poms, ribbons, and fans to these kraft-wrapped boxes. Making your own chalkboard wrapping paper is simple, and decorating with chalk afterwards would be a ton of fun! (from Making the Best of Everything) The glitz and glamour of sparkly wrapping paper topped with a peacock feather is exquisite (from Tanishq).

I hope these unique and creative gift-wrapping ideas have inspired you to prettify your gift wrapping for Christmas time!

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  1. oh wow, Alisa Burke’s hand-drawn kraft paper is stunning! We are not all that talented though, so I will probably do something similar to those from Paper Mash, with maybe a touch of gold here and there 🙂

    Lots of inspiration here, thanks for sharing all these!