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Tuesday 1 December 2015


Happy 1st of December guys. To mark the occasion I thought that it was about time I wrote up a quick post on truly one of my favourite elements of Christmas, gift wrapping! 

Gift wrapping is a love it or hate it type of thing, you either roughly cover your gift in paper and tape it within an inch of its life till it holds together or you are more like myself and take just as much time, care and effort, into wrapping Christmas presents as you do selecting the gifts inside it.

It is clear to see from the past two years that I have a very specific theme when it comes to Christmas gift wrap. I just like brown paper and bakers twine okay! You can see examples of previous years gift wrap here if you are interested, last year and the year before. From last year's blog post you can see that I am in fact using a lot of left over wrapping paper along with my trusty old plain brown paper but who cares, that shit's cute and I'm not going to put it to waste. 

However this year I did want to try something a little bit different. Instead of making my own gift tags I decided to stick with plain old luggage tags and concentrate on gift toppers this year! Did you know that was even a thing? I am pretty sure that when I was a kid in the 90's a gift topper was a poorly stuck on tacky ribbon, these days however there is a huge array of products to top your gifts that seriously take your gift wrapping to a whole other level. 

As my whole aesthetic at Christmas is wintery and natural I decided to take a leaf from good old Pinterest to attach actual pine cones and legit pieces of Christmas tree to my gifts. I personally love this and think it looks incredible but I am also aware that the slightly younger and even some of the older members of my family probably wouldn't appreciate a piece of tree on their presents this year. 

More fool them if you ask me but hey ho. 

For those a little less into the pine cones and spouts of trees sticking out of their gifts I decided to use some small baubles along with some cute little bells to add some festive charm. 

All in all I love the mix of toppers and think that it is a great way of adding a little more personality to my beloved brown paper and bakers twine. I hope that this has given you some inspiration on how to wrap your gifts this year and hopefully encourages you to try something a little different. Why not attach a cinnamon stick or a candy cane to a christmas gift this year?!



  1. These are beautiful! I had plans to go for something similarly pinterest-y this year, but funds got the better of me and I had to opt for cheaper kraft-style paper. I'm in awe of your wrapping though! x

    Lorna | Lorna, literally.

    1. Thanks so much Lorna! However don't be discouraged by budget, I'm sure you will make them look beautiful none the less :) x


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