Under a week till Christmas, where did the time go? Last week I shared my gift guide and as promised, today’s post features my all time favorite part of gifting, the wrapping! Choosing my wrapping paper theme is year is a serious highlight of my holiday season and I’ve come to learn that a lot of people are just as into it as I am.
As long as I’ve been able to, I’ve chosen a theme each year to get everyone excited about what’s under the tree. Buying a prepackaged bundle of wrapping paper at Target is simply not acceptable.
This year, because my family will be coming to Chicago for the first time for Christmas, I went with a “Home for the holidays” idea, since Chicago is home for me. I loved this bright pastel paper that I snagged from Foursided, my favorite Chicago shop. It comes from this adorable online shop. Typically I choose at least 2 papers to offset, but this year, I went with a classic bold red. To tie everything together, I used the same white yarns and adorable little wreaths, like these, as a part of my gift tags.
It’s all in the details for me, and the smallest little trinket makes a small gift, all the better. The best places to find easy and affordable gift wrapping needs are Target and The Container Store, while boutique shops and places like Papersource, Rifle Paper and even art supply stores, make for ideal wrapping paper options.
After each year, I love remembering all of the themes from the past years, so here’s a bit of a trip down memory lane.
Loved how those chalkboard style stickers worked with the buffalo print. Brown craft paper is such an easy and trend friendly option, it works with every
Call it my love of IKEA, but this theme was so much fun! Tucking in real greenery with was easy and festive.
I found that fun printed paper and felt like this was a unique twist on Candy Land, with bold colors and pom pom accessories.
Right after the new year, I found these adorable Christmas piñtas , and it was a great jumping off point for last year’s theme. The chartreuse paper was an expected but bright choice!
This Year: Home for the Holidays
What’s your wrap game like? Are you as into themes as I am? Hoping you’ve finished all of your shopping and now get to start putting the final touches on your gifts before the 25th!