When it comes to Christmas, giving is definitely better than receiving for me. I love nothing more than choosing the perfect gifts for my friends and family and then spending time wrapping them up in gorgeous Christmas paper. Every year I decide on a theme for my Christmas wrapping paper and accessories and I thought it would be a good idea to share my gift wrap theme for this year with you all so that it will help you when you're choosing your gift wrap.
First off, a quick note on children's gifts as, for me, they are a little different to my adult friends and family gifts as I tend to stick to wrapping paper with Christmas characters on and then I buy the gift tags to match- simple. Anyway back to the adults... When choosing gift wrap, I usually stick with two colours or one colour with one or two metallic shades (i.e. gold and silver) for my adult friends and family gifts. I find that this is most effective and looks great under their tree. This year I've decided on a theme of purple and gold; a gorgeous jewelled colour with a classic metallic, my gifts will take a modern twist on festive this year.
I like to buy good quality gift wrap that looks great but is also affordable and cost effective. It's all about getting the balance between a wrapping paper that is thick enough to make it easy to wrap and look great whilst being affordable, after all those who receive your gifts will just be ripping the paper off! This year, I bought wrapping paper from Dunelm Mill which was really affordable at around £2.99 for a 5 meter roll and I adorned my parcels with little gold bows and ribbon, also from Dunelm Mill, and larger purple and gold bows with purple ribbon from Card Factory where I also bought my gift bags from. My little gold tags came in a pack of 50 for only £1 from the Matalan Clearnece Store, what a bargain!
Whilst I'm not the best wrapper in the world, having gorgeous accessories like these really help to created beautiful looking Christmas gifts. I tend to wrap as I go too which tends to ease the stress of Christmas, i.e. whenever I buy a present I wrap it as soon as I get it home so as to avoid having loads of gifts to wrap in one go and if anyone stumbles upon my present stash then they don't know what I've bought (yes, I'm talking about you Mr WLL!).
What Christmas wrapping theme are you going for this year?