My Favorite Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas & Inspiration

When I wrap a Christmas gift,

I try to keep the recipient in mind

to customize it . . . to make it special just for them.

Or to incorporate it into my decor. You may find someone’s gift

not under a tree, but most likely on a bench or table in the house.

You may find it outdoors too, as they step up to the door,

only to find the packages are for them.

Gift Wrapping Ideas - Housepitality Designs

Such a fun way to welcome friends and family.

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I found this chalkboard ribbon at one of my favorite garden centers.

Plan on using this ribbon in many ways for the holidays.

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I found this great red and black checked paper at HomeGoods.

It came in a package of three different patterns the red and black check, a plaid,

and a my favorite, a houndstooth design.

Now enter the foyer . . .

Foyer Chair for Christmas - Housepitality Designs

Where a fun package with leopard ribbon sits on the foyer chair.

As I stated previously, I love to customize my wrapping to the recipient.

Gift Wrapping Ideas - Housepitality Designs

A vintage Borden’s Cheese box filled with gifts.

Perhaps they worked for Borden’s or a relative?

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I love that I can incorporate a gift for someone into my decor.

It goes well with my existing vintage Borden’s Condensed Milk crate.

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Speaking of customizing a gift . . .

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How about wrapping it in a vintage monogrammed tea towel?

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The top of the towel is strategically placed at the bottom of the box so that the tag can be neatly tucked in.

I used safety pins in lieu of tape.

The ribbon disguises the pins.

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I love to use ribbon in many ways other than just tieing a bow.

Gift Wrapping Ideas - Housepitality Designs

I used three different ribbons to wrap the package in a basket weave pattern.

Using the chalkboard ribbon for the recipients’ monogram.

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I attached a pretty silver ornament at the top of the package.

Just the perfect bling.

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Gifts wrapped and Christmas decor/vignette all in one!

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A pretty little gift for our guests.

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Waits for them in the chair.

Gift Wrapping Ideas - Housepitality Designs


Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas - Housepitality Designs

I am joining these wonderful bloggers in a Holiday Gift Wrapping Tour.

You will find tremendous inspiration

for all of your gift wrapping needs for the Holidays!

Sunday, November 16th 
Monday, November 17th 

I am joining:

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  1. Such unique gift wrap ideas. I love the red ribbon with the gingham trim.
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  2. I love all these ideas Shirley!!
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  3. I love the plaid!!! and those crates are fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂
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  4. Shirley, you have shared so many wonderful ideas to wrap our gifts! Each one is so unique and lovely! Your recipients will be treated to a beautifully wrapped gift and the gift inside! Thank you for sharing these ideas. So sorry I haven’t been able to stop by lately; I have had so much going on with Dad. Have a blessed week!
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  5. Oh Shirley! Your packages are AMAZING!!!! Each one is more beautiful than the next!!! You have outdone yourself! Chalkboard ribbon…that is one of those things that you say WHY DIDN”T I THINK OF THAT lol!!!! LOVE Them all! You are incredibly talented and imaginative. Bet your Grand Daughter is in for some big treats this year! : ) Hugs…

  6. This is one of my favorite posts. Love it.

  7. FABULOUS!!!! I had to laugh when I saw the red gift with the leopard ribbon, that is exactly how I am wrapping my gifts this year!!! I have an animal theme going. I love the chalkboard ribbon! And the teatowel idea is brilliant. Beautifully done!!!
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  8. I didn’t know chalkboard ribbon existed! Super cute packaging ideas!
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  9. Such cute ideas Shirley- that ribbon is so fun!

  10. Gorgeous packages, Shirley!
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  11. Very pretty!!! I love the gifts on the porch…how Welcome! You are so creative with gifts in your vignettes.

  12. What wonderful gift wrapping inspiration! I love the leopard ribbon and all of your wonderful wrapping paper.
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  13. Color me IMPRESSED!! It looks like somebody really had her gift wrapping hat on! Shirley I pinned away these are great!!! Love the way you have them as part of your Christmas decor too. Great presentation!
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  14. Oh Shirley I love great wrapping and you have shared lots of wonderful inspiration here.
    I am going in a French Country look this year with black, white, toile and buffalo checks with a pop of the red and holly~ so that last package really caught my eye.
    Have a great week. xo
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  15. Oh my gosh Shirley! I am in awe of your many talents! I’ve never seen chalkboard ribbon but I love it. You sure know how to make your guests (family and friends) feel special with all these unique touches. I plan to “steal” a few….lol

  16. Shirley these are such gorgeous, personalized ideas for Holiday Wrapping!

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  17. Shirley,
    I love all these ideas. I love to make each gift unique to the person I am giving it too. Your sweet ideas here are lovely. I love the monogram towel idea. I do a little gift for the neighbors at Christmas and I think I might steal this idea to wrap up the homemade goodies I make for them. So sweet. Have a great new week.
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  18. What beautiful and creative packages, Shirley! You are getting me in the Christmas spirit!

  19. Oh my goodness these are all gorgeous! I love all of them. Looks like something from a magazine!
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  20. Shirley, I seriously can’t pick a favorite out of your wrapped packages. You know how I love to go junkin’ though so I am loving the cheese box with the gift and also the black and white houndstooth paper.
    kathy@petticoatjunktion’s recent post…Elsa Frozen Mason Jar Gift For GranddaughterMy Profile

  21. oh shirley…you didn’t have to wrap my gifts so beautifully and creatively….but I am glad you did.
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  22. Great ideas and inspiration! I like that chalk board look ribbon you found. The vintage tea towel idea is cute!
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  23. What beautiful packages. And, such a nice touch to personalize them for the recipient. I love the chalkboard ribbon!!
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  24. Beautiful packages are the best! This is my favorite part of Christmas!!! Loved it all:)
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  25. Oh Shirley, Your gifts are beautifully wrapped! I have a hard time choosing a favorite…I love them all from the checked paper with chalkboard ribbon, monogrammed towel and the crate! Pinning to my ‘It’s a Wrap’ board!
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  26. I am in love with the idea of putting presents all over the house. That is such a fun idea! It really makes the gifts stand out and feel special all while adding to your adorable Christmas décor. Thank you for the fresh idea! stealing it 😉
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  27. Oh Shirley, these are positively beautiful! Inspired for the days to come. Linda
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  28. Can you tell I’m finally catching up on comments? 🙂 Such lovely ideas–that chalkboard ribbon looks so versatile and fun and I think the vintage tea towels are the perfect way to wrap something. Thanks for the inspiration!
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  29. Wow, Shirley! Your packages are so beautiful, and I cannot decide on a favorite! I love them all! I was unaware of chalkboard ribbon until this tour, and I like the one you found with the white edge! And what a great idea to basketweave the ribbons on one of your gifts. You are so talented, dear lady! I’m just so happy you give me your gift of friendhsip!!! Pinning and sharing!
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  30. Love all your wrapping ideas Shirley! This was such a fun post and shares from you gals.
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  31. I would love to have some chalkboard ribbon, Shirley, how much fun! All the packages are just stunning, what lucky friends and family! You can feel the love and special thoughts that went in them~
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  32. Oh my! That chalkboard ribbon is fabulous! Why haven’t I seen it before?? And that houndstooth paper? Seriously gorgeous!! That’s one of my fav designs, and gingham is a close second.

    Thank you soooooo much for sharing. (I want to be a guest at your house lol)

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  33. Wow Shirley – you have SO many fabulous ideas! We love the idea of placing gifts around the house – so festive and unique. Your packaging and presentation are so pretty. If you ever get tired of those cheese crates…let us know LOL
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  34. What great and beautiful idea for wrapping… Thanks for sharing…
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  35. Martha ridenour says

    Where do you find such beautiful paper and ribbon .

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