20 Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

It’s the season of gift giving – teacher appreciation, Mother’s Day, and graduation. I’ve put together 20 creative gift wrapping ideas for gifts for any occasion.

Pom Pom Embellishment Gift Wrap

This natural looking Pom Pom gift wrap from Whipperberry is so classy.  I love the mixture of natural colors, textures, and patterns.

Paper Bows and a Pop of Color Gift Wrap

These simple paper embellishments from Inspiration Ave turn a simple gift into fab-u-lous.  The wrapping is so cute, I would be tempted to keep the present wrapped for fear of ruining the beautiful gift wrap.

Money Chocolate Box

This chocolate box full of money from Life as Mom is super clever and sure to please anyone.  I love the mixture of bills and coins.  This would be a great gift idea for a teenager or older child who want to buy their own gift.

Lace + Ribbon + Twine = Instant Elegance

Add ribbon, twine or a lace doily and you’ve got instant elegance for your gift packaging.  Image via A Lady’s Findings.

Black + White = Stunning

You can’t go wrong with black and white.  The contrast creates a stunning look for your gift packaging.  Image via Bubbelsoda.

Lace Doily and String

Instantly add class to brown wrapping paper by adding a lace doily and simple string.  Idea from Mondocherry.

DIY Wrapping Paper

Create your own unique wrapping paper to make your gift extra special.  Idea from Mondocherry.

Paint Chip Garland Wrap

Paint chips are one of the latest trends and this cute paint chip garland would make any gift extra festive.  Source: Uploaded by user via Miss on Pinterest

Hardware Store Embellishments

Use pieces from the hardware store to embellish your gift packages.  Paint them, Sharpie them, or distress them to give your package a unique look. Source: lowescreativeideasonswipe.wordpress.com via Miss on Pinterest

It’s All About the Tag

Make your gift packaging standout with a stunning tag like this one put together by HuntersHideaway.

Beautiful Brown Paper Sacks

Who knew a brown paper sack could look so pretty!  This brown paper sack gift wrap looks beautiful with the ribbon and elegant tag.  This gift packaging idea via The Kitchn is an inexpensive and elegant idea.

Good Things Come in Small Packages

Polka dots, gingham and magenta create a beautifully c00rdinated gift package set from Katherine Marie.

Clever Cupcakes

One of the biggest challenges with giving cupcakes to someone is the packaging dilemma.  Lisa Storms has an elegant and practical solution to this dilemma.

Pretty Vellum Bag Packaging

This pretty velum bag packaging from Decor8 would be great for a gift card.

Practical and Creative Gift Packaging

This gift wrapping idea is both creative and practical.  This would be a unique Mother’s Day gift idea.  Image from Knives Cooks Love.

Burlap and Fabric Flowers

This gift wrap made out of fabric, buttons, pom poms and burlap.  Image via Grey Likes Weddings.

Kids Homemade Gift Wrap

Darling gift wrap made out of school supplies and children’s artwork from Martha Stewart.

Newspaper Flower

Simple flower made out of newspaper from Country Living.

Jingle Bells Embellishments

A simple embellishment like the bells and ribbon on this gift from Country Living can give your gift an instant face lift.

Monogram Embellishments

The monogram embellishments and colors of this simple gift from Design Sponge make a simply classy gift packaging idea.

Remember, with gift’s it’s the thought that counts.  A beautiful gift package is a great way to express your love and feelings for someone.


  1. Yokary says

    Great idea about the cupcake packaging. I’m doing a birthday party and want to give cupcakes. I know some will want to take home. You just solved my problem!

    • says

      I love the idea too. Cupcakes are so cute, but hard to transport. This solves the problem! Good luck with the birthday party.


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