Sometimes receiving a beautifully wrapped gift is far better than anything that could be inside the box! It gives a sort of magic to the gift and tells the recipient that you have gone to great lengths to show just how much you care. Of course, you do not have to spend endless hours wrapping into the wee hours of the night to produce outrageously wrapped gifts.
Just grab beautiful papers and spend a few minutes hand stamping your own tags. Then embellish the presents with little things you probably already have in your stash like pretty buttons and ribbons! Don’t be afraid to use things that are not from the Christmas department, wander around your home and other departments for less conventional ideas.
For a twist, wrap your gift with the paper flipped over so it is white on the outside and a wonderful polka dot surprise on the inside!
Styling and photography by Tina Fussell for A Subtle Revelry, The Holiday Issue.