Each year we are full of good intentions to give our gifts the best send-off possible, by wrapping them with the attention to detail that they deserve!
Admittedly with time pressures increasing at this time of year, we don't always achieve this, however today we are sharing with you some contemporary and creative options that hopefully even the busiest amongst us can aim to recreate ourselves!
Indigo is such an on-trend colour at the moment, and we love the impact of the water-marked paper above, and a simple but effective topper is created with fallen bark and a pine cone, which are plentiful at this time of year.
Mother nature provides us with a plentiful supply of options to make a festive adornment to our gifts and is an easy way to make an impact with relatively plain and inexpensive wrapping paper. Herbs, traditional spruce, shells, twigs and then the heady scent of eucalyptus leaves are hard to beat.
What could be easier (we like this one!) than plain black matt paper and a chalk pen to add very personal messages and decorations on your gift wrap?
The Japanese have been using fabric to wrap gifts (Furoshiki) for centuries and it is a beautiful way to present your gift, especially if the cloth can be part of the gift as well (a beautiful linen tea-towel/napkin etc). It can also be a great way to recycle some of our fabric scraps (we particularly like the knitted version below and can think of many old jumpers that we can put to use for this).
It's not just the christmas cracker jokes that provide the humour at Christmas and we absolutely adore the use of vegetables above to be creatively used in our gift wrapping!
Finally in lieu of a gift tag make a beautiful gesture by using a small photograph that represents the recipient in some way - either a shared special place, occasion, or portrait, the options are endless, but truly making a very special difference to your present.
For more inspiration - head to our Pinterest board on Contemporary Christmas Gift Wrapping here!