Budget-friendly wrapping ideas

Have you ever received a gift that was way too pretty to unwrap? Lots of thought goes into picking out the perfect gift for loved ones, so why not take the time to make the wrapping just as memorable as the gift? But wait, just because you want your package to be gorgeous, doesn’t mean that it has to be expensive. Here’s a book that we wrapped last year and it was super affordable.

Here's some tips to get pretty packaging while staying on a budget:

  • Go for the brown packing paper. We love the “au natural” look and the fact that it’s environmentally friendly.

  • Brown paper also gives you a blank canvas to work with that can be either embellished or left under-decorated to preserve a minimalistic look.

  • To speed things up when wrapping several presents, get a few rolls of brown paper and wrap them all up the same. It’ll save you tons of time and frustration too.

  • Use clear tape, but frugally. You don’t want it to ruin the natural look of the wrapping paper.

  • Get your alphabet stencil out to personalize each gift. Use upper case, lower case, or a mix of both and write on the side, the top or the bottom. We used a thin-point Sharpie to stencil but pen or colored pencils will also work. By stencilling, you’re saving money since there’s no need for a Christmas gift card for each gift. More savings!

  • Tie a Raffia bow to fancy it up a bit while still keeping a natural look to your gift wrap. Did you know that Raffia is eco-friendly and inexpensive?

  • Add cute ornaments to match the personality of the loved one you’re giving the gifting to. The dollar store is a great place to shop for this type of small item.

  • Place under the Christmas tree and you’re done!

Check out our Pinterest board for elegant, playful, thoughtful and more budget-friendly wrapping ideas to make your presents stand out and be memorable.

Have fun wrapping!

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