Our Favorite Festive Wrapping Paper

Wrapping gifts. We certainly can’t claim to be the best at it (anyone else suck at getting neat corners?!), but we will gladly admit that we love to create pretty packages to put under the Christmas tree.The best wrapping paper for the holidays

Back before our blogging days, we both used to just wrap gifts with whatever we had around the house. This was a good way to use up old wrapping paper, but it meant we had a lot of random gifts in all kinds of colors. Now we try to buy wrapping paper, tags, and ribbon that go well together. That way our gifts truly represent us and our style.The best wrapping paper for the holidays

You know we’re all about figuring out your personal style, and we truly think that someone should receive a gift from you and totally know it’s from you because of the wrapping and thoughtful touches! So we try our best to make our holiday gifts an extension of our style.The best wrapping paper for the holidays

Plus, packages can act like holiday decor under the Christmas tree! If you have them coordinate with your holiday decorations that are already up in the house, it will just make your entire house feel that much more festive!The best wrapping paper for the holidays

If you’re looking to up your wrapping game this year, here are some of our favorite wrapping papers, ribbons, and gift tags!

Our Favorite Gift Wrap & Accessories

Kraft Paper

You can’t go wrong with plain Kraft paper for your gifts. We love this as a neutral base so you can then add pretty ribbon and tags to really jazz it up!

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Gold Foil Trees Wrapping Paper

Absolutely adore a white and gold combo. These gold foiled Christmas trees are so cute and would look pretty with a black satin ribbon.

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Red Plaid Wrapping Paper

This red and black plaid is so traditional and cozy! A great base for a pretty package.

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White Marble Wrapping Paper

This year we went with some white marble wrapping paper under our black and white tree and we loved the look! Add black, red, white, or green ribbon to take this look to the next level.

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Red and Cream Stripe Ribbon

Cotton ribbon adds such a nice texture to presents. We picture this cream ribbon wrapped around a package with little sprigs of greenery tucked beneath it.

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Checkered Ribbon

Clearly, you guys know we love the black and white look as evidenced by this year’s dream tree, but how cute is this checkered ribbon?

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Black Satin Ribbon

A glossy black ribbon is the perfect finishing touch to any gift this holiday season. We always keep some of this ribbon on hand for wrapping.

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Gift Tag Set

This festive gift tag set doesn’t just have gift tags, but it also has bells, ribbon, and embellishments to really make your package wow! Or to cover up a poor wrap job…ha!

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Open Me Gift Tags

This gift tag says it all….OPEN ME! Love the white and gold color on top of any package.

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Personalized Gift Tags

Did anyone know you can buy personalized gift tags? Have your family name printed on these tags and all you have to do is attach them to your gift and you are good to go!

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Add Some Extra TouchesThe best wrapping paper for the holidays

With the paper, ribbon, and tag all squared away you can take it one step further! We always buy a few extra things to tuck into the ribbon of our packages. The best wrapping paper for the holidays

Clusters of faux berries (like in our plaid Dream Tree), faux greenery, and even cinnamon sticks can help take your gift to the next level.  Just stock up on some of these extras at Michaels and add them to gifts that need a little extra something!The best wrapping paper for the holidays

We also still love the idea of a DIY monogram on plain paper! You can read more on that technique in this holiday postThe best wrapping paper for the holidays

Oh and don’t forget to check out this post on how to tie the perfect bow! It truly takes practice, and Casey’s mom is the ultimate bow master!The best wrapping paper for the holidays

It’s not too late to stock up on some pretty new gift wrap for this season’s presents (unless you’re already all done wrapping, in which case…you are a rockstar!)The best wrapping paper for the holidays

For everyone else, we know this can sometimes be a tedious (& boring) task, but hopefully, you can enjoy this time to create beautiful and special gifts for the people you love.


The Year of Casey

Hey there!

I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.