7 Things You Need to Wrap the Perfect Gift


One thing I like to do before every gift giving season is get stocked up on cute things that make those special gifts you are giving look a little more special. There are so many easy and inexpensive ways to spruce up these gifts if you keep your eyes open for possibilities. Some of my favorites were found in the Target dollar bin or made (very easily) by myself or my kids.

Here are 7 of my favorite things you need to wrap the perfect gift!

1. Bakers Twine and Jute


Not only does bakers twine come in like a million different colors but it makes EVERYTHING look much more perfect. Named bakers twine, you would assume that it would be a fabulous match for wrapping baked goods and you are right, it is! But it is also a colorful way to attach gift tags or cards too or it can add a nice finishing touch to your small gift. You can get bakers twine at any craft store or do a simple search online to come up with many sources. I often find some on Groopdealz.

2. Gift Tags


These are the easiest things to make and the perfect time to make them (anytime)! Head to your local craft store and grab some cardstock. You can use any color but I love the look of a basic brown cardstock. Trace the classic shape of a tag and cut one out to make a pattern. Then make a bunch. With a hole punch, punch one hole at the top of each one. Now you have tags for a long time to come! You can attach them with baker’s twine or ribbon and they add such a nice personal touch!

3. Labels


Labels are something that I look for all year long. When you find just the right ones, they really make a gift look incredibly special. Some of my favorite places to keep my eyes open for them are on Etsy and Groopdealz. But you can also find them in the dollar bin at your local craft stores or at Target. I just found the most adorable series of labels that I bought a ton of to stock up on! How cute are they?

4. Pillow Boxes and Other Interesting Containers


Another thing I love to have on hand are small interesting boxes with which to wrap tiny gifts or even some handmade ones. I generally make a batch of these earrings every year (you should make some, really, they are SO easy) and I like to place them in special little boxes. Pillow boxes can be easily found or made. I love this tutorial on making your own. (You can find the free printable and materials here.)

5. Brown Craft Paper

This is something that will ALWAYS come in handy! Head on over to your local craft store and grab a roll. When you need a few minutes of quiet, tear off a piece and have the kids start decorating. There is your next piece of gift wrap for that special family member. Even used plain, it can be spruced up with some colorful ribbon or bakers twine. I love the look of this brown craft paper!

6. Small Paper Bags

Another container to keep in stock are the small brown paper handled bags. They are great when packing food gifts (homemade jams, breads, etc.)  or other small items. Again, I tie the handles together with some fun string or ribbon and you can even use some stamps to liven up the bag. Add a bit of tissue paper or leftover recycled paper and you have a great gift container!

7. Fun Markers

Invest in a package of multi-color markers. I love the Bic Mark-Its, ultra-fine point. Again, who wants a birthday card or holiday card with plain old black ink? It is SO much more fun to color it up a bit! And these will come in handy for your tag making as well:)

Now who doesn’t love getting a personalized gift?

About Lauryn Blakesley

A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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  1. I love this! I had never heard of the pillow boxes before. Did you use a stamp to put your name on the gift tag?

    P.S. I’m adding a link to this in my gift wrapping post.
    Barb @ A Life in Balance recently posted…homemade holidays: homemade treasure boxes for kidsMy Profile

  2. This is gorgeous. What a pretty package. I think the twine is a nice touch! Perfect post!
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  3. Great ideas and I love the stamp tag!
    Becky recently posted…Thankful for Our Followers Giveaway HopMy Profile

  4. Twine is my favorite!! No wrapping paper required!
    Lindsey recently posted…I can’t.My Profile

  5. Those look so sweet! I want to make fun tags this year :)
    carrie recently posted…25 Christmas Gift Ideas: Talking MinionsMy Profile

  6. Great ideas and so simple! I rarely need to gift adults, but when I do I’ll use these tips. I love that everything looks like it can be recycled paper.
    Gina B recently posted…How to Shop on Black Friday Without Going Crazy! #adMy Profile

  7. we make pillow boxes from toilet paper rolls. just enough to hold a handfull of hershey kisses :) http://lookwhatmomfound.com/2013/01/toilet-paper-roll-gift-box-craft.html
    Melinda@LookWhatMomFound…andDadtoo recently posted…Holiday Cards from CardstoreMy Profile

  8. Those are adorable. I really need to spend more time on my gift wrapping. Mine are usually just Target wrapping paper and a stale bow. If I remember the bow… lol!!! Really these are gorgeous. Want to come wrap my holiday gifts? I pay in chocolate and wine. 😉
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  9. Cute, earthy ideas!
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  10. Ah, TWINE. LOVE. Thanks for getting me exited about wrapping again!
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