While gift recipients are happy to accept even the worst-wrapped presents, a little effort can boost presentation and make your gift look that much more special. Become the wrapping MVP of your family and friends this year by skipping the standard folded-up ends and opting for one of these five styles.
Try the Viral Overlapped Style
The number one Christmas wrapping trend of 2023 is the overlapping geometric style going viral on TikTok and Instagram. Instagrammer Francesca Stone. from FallforDIY demonstrates in the video above. The method only requires a couple of extra folds compared to standard wrapping. The end result provides little pockets where you can insert a twig or even a gift card.
Create a Handle with Ribbon
Turn your standard rectangular gift into one with a handle using this wrapping hack from TikToker Linsday Roggen Buck. For this effect, wrap your gift as usual, taping off the bottom and sides but leaving plenty of extra paper on the top. Add a long, thick ribbon to the top edge of the paper and fold it down until you reach the box you’re wrapping. Finally, flatten the end edges and tie a bow. Voila, you have a handle.
Use Large Cellophane Bags
When the items you’re gifting are particularly aesthetic, skip the paper and use a large cellophane bag and ribbon to package your gift. Instagrammer Nesting with Grace shows fifteen gift ideas, most of which she packages with cellophane. Note how she combines multiple items for a full and texturized look.
A Hack for When You Don’t Cut Enough Paper
Cutting paper too short happens to all of us at least once or twice every Christmas season. If your paper is too short and won’t cover your gift, turn it diagonal. In most cases, this wrapping hack from Lindsay Roggenbuck is enough to save the paper you’ve already cut.
Top Craft Paper with A Ribbon Tree
Craft paper is the ultimate solution for customized gifts. You can draw on craft paper, tape on items, or hot glue a tree, like in this example from _HannahBrianne. To make a ribbon tree on your craft paper-wrapped gift, run a bead of hot glue down the center of the paper and then attach the ribbon in a zigzag pattern.