These are five creative and cool ways to wrap gifts this Christmas. Best part? Easy and cheap!

Christmas is only a couple of weeks away! Thankfully I have most everything done and ready, but there is still some wrapping that needs to be done.

I have found some really fun ideas on how to spruce up your Christmas wrapping this year. The cool thing about these wrapping ideas is that you can use some of these all year round.

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How Do You Make an Amazing Gift Wrap at Home?

The holidays are a time for giving, and one of the best ways to show your loved ones how much you care is by taking the time to wrap their nice gifts thoughtfully.

It’s not just about the gift itself, but the care and attention you put into making it look special that will really make it meaningful.

A handwritten gift card or note is always a nice touch, and you can even tuck in a small trinket related to the gift inside.

Wrapping holiday gifts doesn’t have to be a tedious task. With a little bit of effort, you can make it into a fun activity that results in beautiful, one-of-a-kind gifts. So get creative and enjoy the process!

What Can I Use Instead of a Gift Wrapper?

OMG, so many other things! I have seen bags made with newspapers that are amazing. Any plain brown paper that you can decorate with stickers, stencils, or ink stamps; the possibilities are endless.

I also have a post on How to Upcycle Your Fabric straps that you’ll find interesting.

Here is a list of some of the things you can use. Most of them you can get cheap at the Dollar store and customize too!

  • Wicker Baskets
  • Wallpaper
  • Old Newspapers or Magazines
  • Tissue Paper
  • Jars
  • Paper Grocery Bags
  • Fabric Bags

5 Cool Ways to Wrap Gifts

Let’s look at five gift wrapping ideas from other creative fellow bloggers. Just head over their links for more detailed information and directions.

Reindeer Wrapping Idea

 What a fun way to wrap a Christmas present than with Santa’s reindeer!

This is one that the kids are sure to love. Paula of FrogPrincePaperie shares how to create this easy DIY wrapping and a couple of others with the help of her Cricut machine.

Word Search Wrapping Idea

I love this creative way to wrap a gift!

This is one of those that could be for Christmas or another occasion. Head on over to Something Turquoise to get this free printable gift wrapping paper.

DIY Emoji Gift Wrap Idea

If you have social media or texting, you are probably familiar with emojis.

These cute little faces can now be a part of your present wrapping with a few simple steps, and Studio DIY can show you exactly how.

Ball of Yarn Wrapping Idea

For all of you cat lovers out there, this one is for you! Let’s Wrap Stuff shares her cute idea of how to pull off this easy but creative gift wrapping job.

So extremely easy and, at the same time, original and impactful. Really in love with this idea!

Rustic Christmas Gift Wrapping

This is also one of my favorites. You can nowadays get actual kits of Natural Pinecones Branches from Amazon for this purpose.

Or, depending on where you live, just go for a walk and collect it from nature!

 For all of you cat lovers out there, this one is for you! Let’s Wrap Stuff shares her cute idea of how to pull off this easy wrapping job.

So extremely easy and at the same time original and impactful. Really in love with this idea!

Rustic wrapping on Pinterest

5 Other Cool Ways to Wrap Gifts

Now, let me share with you some of my favorite gift wrapping techniques.

Fabric Wraps

This wrapping technique involves using fabric scraps instead of traditional wrapping paper. You can choose colorful and patterned fabric pieces such as scarves, and handkerchiefs, or even repurpose old T-shirts or linens.

Furoshiki Reusable Gift Wrapping Japanese Wrapping Cloth from Etsy

Place the gift in the center of the fabric and gather the edges together. Secure the fabric with ribbons, twine, or a decorative knot for a charming and eco-friendly presentation.

Fabric wraps not only look beautiful but they can also be reused by the recipient for other purposes.

Map Wrapping

Map wrapping is a unique way to wrap heartfelt gifts, especially suitable for travel enthusiasts or those with a sense of adventure.

Photo by studiodsharp on flickr

Instead of using regular wrapping paper, use old maps or Atlas pages to cover the gifts. You can choose maps of specific locations that hold significance for the recipient, highlighting a favorite travel destination or marking special places.

This personal touch adds an extra layer of thoughtfulness to the gift.

Furoshiki Wrapping

Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth that can be used to wrap gifts in an elegant and eco-friendly manner. Furoshiki comes in various sizes, colors, and patterns.

To use it as a holiday gift wrap, place the gift in the center of the cloth, bring opposite corners together, and tie them in a knot or a decorative fold.

Furoshiki allows for different folding techniques to create beautiful knots and bows, making it one of the most elegant gift wrapping ideas. The recipient can even reuse the furoshiki for other purposes, such as a bag or a decorative item.

Chalkboard Wrapping

Chalkboard wrapping adds a playful and interactive touch to gift presentations. Choose black or dark-colored wrapping paper, or even repurpose a chalkboard or chalkboard paper.

Wrap the gift as you would with regular wrapping paper, and then use white or colored chalk to write personalized messages, draw designs, or create intricate patterns on the surface of the paper.

The recipient can erase and reuse the chalkboard for their own messages or drawings, making it a fun and interactive wrapping idea.

Nature-Inspired Wrapping

Nature-inspired wrapping incorporates elements from the outdoors into the gift presentation. You can use pine cones, dried or faux flowers, twigs, or leaves to decorate the gifts.

Place these natural elements on top of the wrapped gift and secure them with twine, raffia, or ribbons. This wrapping style gives a rustic and organic feel to the presentation, adding a touch of charm and bringing the beauty of nature to the gift-giving experience.

Wrapping Gifts the Creative and Cool Way

Gift wrapping doesn’t have to be a mundane task. With a little creativity and some unconventional materials, you can transform the act of wrapping presents into a fun and meaningful experience.

Whether it’s using fabric wraps, map wrapping, furoshiki techniques, chalkboard paper, or nature-inspired elements, these creative and cool gift wrap ideas add a personal touch and make your thoughtful gifts stand out.

By going beyond traditional or plain wrapping paper and embracing these innovative approaches, you create visually appealing packages and show the gift recipients how much you care. So, this holiday season, let your imagination run wild and enjoy the process of making your gifts truly special.

Do you know of any other creative ways to wrap presents? Have you ever tried any of these?

Feel free to share your thoughts, and have a Merry Christmas!

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