Gift Wrapping Trends You Should Seriously Consider

Posted on December 10, 2018

Typically by mid December our shopping is complete and we are ready to put the Christmas season behind us. But by the time all of our shipments arrive at the door, there is one more task at hand that has the potential to make the holidays even more magical and cheery- gift wrapping. You could get out the same old wrapping paper that has been gathering dust the past few years, or you could mix it up to make the bottom of your tree even more beautiful than the tree itself.

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Think in Threes

When choosing wrapping paper and accessories, think in threes! What that means is get three different kinds of paper (each of which should complement the other) and three different accessories for the wrapping; accessories could range from ribbon and string to gift tags and figurines. Living by this rule will allow for variety under your tree without having to deal with a ton of different products, tools, and costs. It's the perfect way to mix and match!

If the idea of picking out three different wrapping papers intimidates you, The Container Store sells coordinating wrapping paper, ribbon, and tags to take the guesswork out of it!

Merry and Bright

When thinking in threes, we recommend choosing patterns that are fun and colorful. We found a unique multicolored paper that demands your attention, which is toned down by a classic brown kraft paper, and contrasts perfectly with a bold black and white stripe. Next, we pulled a lot of inspiration for accessories from the paper that had the most personality and color. We found these adorable pom pom strings of garland that were practically begging to go around our kraft paper presents. We also incorporated a fun metallic gold string to add a little sparkle to our gifts. Some gifts were lucky enough to be topped with our third accessory, which was a decorative nutcracker (how cute is he?!).

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Presentation is Everything

If you have put this much effort and love into wrapping your gifts then you know that presentation is everything. So when styling your gifts, whether under the tree or on a stylish table in a living space, consider putting in some matching seasonal decor. We can't get over how perfectly our Tannenbaum™ trees compliment this seasons wrapping. We also loved how adding in an AlpineReindeer™ created the perfect winter scene.

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