Fabulous Gift Wrapping Ideas

Gift Wrapping Basics!

We all want the gifts that we give to family and friends to reflect our personal style and to make the recipient feel special!  And sometimes, it’s not the actual act of wrapping that’s the challenge, but having the necessary supplies on hand!  Here’s a basic list of what you’ll need to be ready to wrap a fabulous gift on a moment’s notice (resources listed below):

First Step – Be prepared:  keep a basic stock of supplies for wrapping

personalized label

  • Scotch tape
  • Clear  or patterned strapping tape
  • Roll of brown paper
  • Shredded paper “fluff” (white is a great basic)
  • A sharp pair of scissors
  • White tissue paper
  • Roll of clear cellophane
  • Simple white curling ribbon
  • Assorted wrapping papers and ribbons
  • Small cellophane bags

personalized birthday stamp

Fun Extras

  • Personalized stamps (Christmas, home address, birthday enclosure)
  • Personalized mailing labels, gift tags
  • Single hole punch (for attaching gift cards)
  • Patterned strapping tape
  • Patterned tissue paper
  • Personalized wrapping paper and ribbon

Thinking Outside the “Box:”  Unique Alternatives to a Gift Box


  • Beach Bucket
  • Dump Truck
  • Frisbee
  • Tin Lunch Box
  • Wagon


  • Terracotta Flower Pot
  • Colander/Mixing Bowl
  • Cooler Bag
  • Martini Glass
  • Coffee Mug or Tea Cup
  • Tin Paint Pail
  • Photo Storage Box
  • Tool Bag

decorative wrapping tapeGift Wrapping Resources

For more ideas on Gift Wrapping, watch our recent appearance on the 10! Show!

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