When it comes to gifts, I live by the phrase ‘it’s the thought that counts’. Giving a gift is all about showing you care, so I try to put as much care into it as possible. I’m a big believer in good wrapping – it gives that extra something special and makes it look like you’ve really put some thought into the present.
When Talking Tables asked if any bloggers wanted to do a post with them, I knew I wanted to focus on gift wrap. They have so many beautiful products to give your gifts a luxurious edge and get you into all of your relatives’ good books. Plus, how gorgeous are the snowflake tea light holders, decorative trees and lights in these pics? Talking Tables sent me a whole box of things to try out, so I had to get extra organised and get some of my gifts ready to wrap up! Here are three wrapping ideas I love…
Brown paper has long been my favourite way to wrap – simple but effective. It looks so elegant and you can change the look with different ribbons, washi tapes or stamps. Plus, unlike lots of Christmas wrapping paper which has shiny foil on it, you can recycle brown paper.
I usually get my paper from Wilkos where it’s cheap as chips. The lovely ribbon in the picture below is from the Christmas Ribbon three pack from Talking Tables, and gives a really elegant finish. They also sent me the Party Porcelain Gold Ribbon Spool you can see in the picture below, which is almost too beautiful to use.
This is something I’ve never tried before, and I love the idea of personalising your own paper. The Chalk Board Wrapping Kit comes with two large sheets of paper, a chalk pen and the red and white twine too. I love the effect, but I have to say the pen wasn’t the best. It wasn’t very vivid and ran out quickly, so maybe get your own chalk marker if you want to give this a try.
Gift bags and pegs
Wrapping is all well and good, but for those pesky little items only a gift bag will do. These Kraft Paper Bags keep with my favourite brown paper theme, and I decided to use one of the Nordic Christmas Wooden Pegs to fasten it. I added a bit more festive fun to mine with the ‘wishing you a happy Christmas stamp’, which I love and will no doubt be stamping on everything vaguely festive this year!
The bags are quite small but would be perfect for small gifts or little goodie bags full of chocolate coins and other festive delights. The pegs can also be used with string to hang up Christmas cards, which would look great.
Hopefully that has given you a few quick and easy ideas for first class wrapping. If in doubt, stick a fancy ribbon on it!
This is not a sponsored post, but the items featured were kindly sent to me by Talking Tables.