Miss L Fire guide to gift wrapping

Half the fun of giving gifts to your friends and family is wrapping them! Gift wrapping allows you to get creative during the festive season and presenting a gift to your loved ones that they’ll love before they even know what’s beneath the paper. 

The first step is of course to pick your wrapping paper; every year stores come out with tons of beautiful new patterns so the options are endless! If you’re going for a whimsical look, choose a vibrant floral or watercolor pattern. If classy Christmas is more your style, opt for a simple metallic or marble pattern.

Here are some of our favourites for the season:

Floral

https://www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-folklore-teal-gift-wrap-w70cm-x-roll-length-300cm/p3185929

 

Water-colour

https://www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-highland-myths-watercolour-foliage-gift-wrap-w70cm-x-roll-length-300cm/p3185811

 

Stars 

https://www.coxandcox.co.uk/mini-stars-wrapping-paper

 

Marble

https://www.coxandcox.co.uk/marble-wrapping-paper

 

What makes gifts stand out the most however is the garnish! This is where you have the option to get really creative.

For a vintage inspired look on your gifts, wrap them in tinsel rather than ribbon. If you’re looking for something even more extravagant, use the tinsel to create a pompom bow!

This amazing tinsel ribbon can be purchased from Cox and Cox. https://www.coxandcox.co.uk/copper-stars-micro-tinsel/

Or follow this DIY for something a little bit more creative:

http://www.homeyohmy.com/diy-tinsel-pom-pom-gift-topper/

 

Bells are synonymous with Christmas, and one or two tied onto the ribbon will make your gifts sound, as well as look, as festive as possible.

http://blovelyevents.com/2016/12/22/loving-a-rose-gold-christmas/

 

A candy cane tied to your gifts not only gives an adorable touch but also gives the recipient an extra sweet treat to go along with their gift.

http://www.styleathome.com/how-to/diy-projects/article/5-fun-and-easy-christmas-gift-wrapping-ideas