Have you finished your Christmas shopping (if you celebrate / exchange presents)? I’m not quite there yet, but I’m already looking forward to the next phase: the gift wrapping! Every year I envisage myself spending hours baking, creating DIY decorations and lovingly making my own wrapping paper. The reality is somewhat different! Do you feel the same? The good news is that in this gift-wrapping round-up there is something for everyone – whether you prefer / have the time to make things from scratch, or would simply like to add a simple, yet pretty touch to your presents! Either way, why not make an evening of it with candlelight and glögg (mulled wine). You could also make up a riddle to go with each present – just like the Swedes do! Here are 6 lovely ideas: 

1. Paper tree – the wrapping above looks highly sophisticated, but just cutting out a long ‘ribbon’ from the wrapping paper you are using and arranging its in a Christmas tree shape is as easy as can be, and makes a great replacement for shop bought bows! 

1. Paper cut outs – Swede Helena Lyth shows a step by step guide on how to create decorative cut outs in your wrapping paper. 

2. Jingle bells! Little brass bells attached to string will make your pressies chime! I love these rustic bells from Etsy*.  Photo – Nathalie Myrberg

3. Furoshiki – I love the idea of using reusable cloth for present wrapping. See as step by step tutorial here and more Furoshiki gift wrapping ideas here (love the knitted one!) and source natural* and dyed Furoshiki clothes*. Photo – Dans le Sac. 
4. Foraged – winter foliage like berries, pine, boxwood, and eucalyptus add such a pretty touch to presents wrapped in simple brown paper. Photo – Eva Kosmas Flores.

5. Linen and dried flowers – a simple, yet pretty and natural way to wrap presents

What do you think? Any ideas you might like to try? 
See a load more gift-wrapping ideas here: 
Entertaining this weekend? Here are some of my favourite holiday table setting ideas: 
You might also like to see all the beautiful tours, decorating ideas and snowy landscapes in the Christmas archive

Have a cosy weekend!

Niki

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Have you finished your Christmas shopping (if you celebrate / exchange presents)? I’m not quite there yet, but I’m already looking forward to the next phase: the gift wrapping! Every year I envisage myself spending hours baking, creating DIY decorations and lovingly making my own wrapping paper. The reality is somewhat different! Do you feel the same? The good news is that in this gift-wrapping round-up there is something for everyone – whether you prefer / have the time to make things from scratch, or would simply like to add a simple, yet pretty touch to your presents! Either way, why not make an evening of it with candlelight and glögg (mulled wine). You could also make up a riddle to go with each present – just like the Swedes do! Here are 6 lovely ideas: 

1. Paper tree – the wrapping above looks highly sophisticated, but just cutting out a long ‘ribbon’ from the wrapping paper you are using and arranging its in a Christmas tree shape is as easy as can be, and makes a great replacement for shop bought bows! 

1. Paper cut outs – Swede Helena Lyth shows a step by step guide on how to create decorative cut outs in your wrapping paper. 

2. Jingle bells! Little brass bells attached to string will make your pressies chime! I love these rustic bells from Etsy*.  Photo – Nathalie Myrberg

3. Furoshiki – I love the idea of using reusable cloth for present wrapping. See as step by step tutorial here and more Furoshiki gift wrapping ideas here (love the knitted one!) and source natural* and dyed Furoshiki clothes*. Photo – Dans le Sac. 
4. Foraged – winter foliage like berries, pine, boxwood, and eucalyptus add such a pretty touch to presents wrapped in simple brown paper. Photo – Eva Kosmas Flores.

5. Linen and dried flowers – a simple, yet pretty and natural way to wrap presents

What do you think? Any ideas you might like to try? 
See a load more gift-wrapping ideas here: 
Entertaining this weekend? Here are some of my favourite holiday table setting ideas: 
You might also like to see all the beautiful tours, decorating ideas and snowy landscapes in the Christmas archive

Have a cosy weekend!

Niki