Unique Gift-Wrapping Ideas

By Heide Kennedy, Arizona Farm Bureau Communications Intern

Are you tired of presenting people with gifts that are wrapped up in generic, pre-printed wrapping paper? Or giving them their gift just thrown into a gift bag with some tissue paper? Here are some ideas on how to make your gift wrap more unique and decorative this year!

Gifts that keep giving

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Use Kraft paper

Kraft paper is one of the most versatile gift wrap options that you can use for any occasion, because it’s just plain, brown paper! You can get it on a roll or even get plain bags made out of it! Because it is so plain, it is the perfect backdrop for cute ribbon and bows, or to draw and write on with fun markers! You can even get your kiddos involved and let them decorate some of the bags with their own artwork!

Add fun charms

Instead of just using ribbon and tying bows, add a little extra flair by tying on a charm. Some cute ideas include dried citrus rings, sprigs of greenery, dried flowers, or tassels. If it is a gift for a child, you can even tie on some candy to make it extra fun!

Explore other materials

Gift wrap shouldn’t be limited to just the kind that comes on rolls. Try experimenting by wrapping with other materials such as old newspapers, pages from an old book, burlap, or old maps. Materials like these are perfect for giving your wrapping a cute, vintage look!

When you’re wrapping gifts this year, feel free to let your creativity run wild! These are just a few ideas, but there are many more out there! Not only will your gifts stand out from the rest, but you’ll have even more fun wrapping them and exploring all the different ways to make them look unique!

For more holiday articles check out the Fill Your Plate blog!

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