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Christmas Wrapping Ideas

All the hard work sourcing the presents has been done, and now it’s time to wrap them. I know what you’re thinking… ‘who has the time to spend making fancy intricate wrapping paper designs?’ Well, Preloved have brought you a guide to quick, easy and truly stunning present wrapping which will make the receiver not want to open it and spoil its beauty! (Added bonus: going to great lengths to wrap the present may also take away focus from what’s inside if you didn’t manage to buy particularly good presents this year.)

Brown paper packages tied up with string…

Brown paper Parcels

Simple, yet beautiful. Even choosing brown paper and string to wrap up your presents is a great and inexpensive alternative to conventional wrapping paper.

Attach pine cones and foiliage for decoration, and use doilies instead of gift tags for extra cuteness…

Wrapped presents

Stencils and Spray paint

Stencils and Spray paint packages

Another take on the classic brown wrapping paper. Use Christmas-themed stencils, white spray paint and pine tree foliage to create a rustic look.

Make use of old maps

Maps presents

How about using old atlases or road maps as wrapping paper?This idea is perfect if you’re buying a present for someone who lives abroad or for the avid traveller.

Word search

Word Search

This one is nearly too stunning to open. You can buy or create your own word search wrapping paper and spell out your desired message!


Watercolour wrapping paper

This DIY watercolour wrapping paper would look amazing in Christmas colours! it’s fun and easy to make too!

Wax Seal

Wax Seal

If you don’t own a wax seal already, you can pick one up for relatively cheap. Using plain paper and string, then sealing it with a wax seal in a design of your choice is a great way to present a gift to a loved one of all ages.

Santa’s belt

Santa belt wrapping

Easy, simple and festive, this quirky wrapping idea is perfect for gifts of all shapes and sizes. Why not try making Santa belt gift tags for an easier alternative?

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Adele Gardner

Adele Gardner

Creative Writer

Adele is a creative writer for Preloved. She loves literature, travelling, baked goods and is always hunting for new music.