Hopefully you're all done with your shopping and now it's time to get those gifts wrapped. For the past few years I've been using contractor's paper (brown parcel paper) to wrap all my gifts. Unlike "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Birthday" paper, it fits every occasion. I only ever have one roll in the closet. I buy it Lowe's. I'll never go back to traditional paper! Sorry to all those kids selling paper to raise money for their schools- come back when you're selling the chocolate bars.
I've collected a few ideas and tips to inspire your wrapping.
Parcel paper, a band of colored wrapping paper, ribbon and a few branches. So lovely!
Go with a color scheme. I also LOVE the letter seal on these packages.
Handmade gift tags are always a nice touch (Etsy has so many great options.)
Finish with a topper like this felt flower from Etsy seller eclu.
Wrapping paper does not have to be traditional.
Purl Bee via waysideviolet
Furoshiki gift wrapping is beautiful and is eco-friendly. Read more about the practice of wrapping in fabric here. (I hope all my gifts are wrapped in Hermes scarves this year.)