I'm sure you're all in a wrapping frenzy right now with Christmas only a couple days away. Seriously how did this happen? I always get a little depressed right before knowing it will be over so soon. So I try to savor my favorite things to do during the holidays and one of those things is wrapping gifts. Every year I choose a different theme based on what catches my eye in the store. This year I scored some awesome black, white and gold ribbon and gift tags at Homegoods (which is awesome for gift wrapping supplies) and went from there. I've also been obsessed with plaid this holiday season and while grabbing something for a client spotted this awesome plaid ribbon to add a little festive color to my gifts. I have a feeling Santa had the same ideas this year but we won't get to see those until after he comes of course. 

Here are a couple of my tips to take your packages to the next level:
-great wrapping that doesn't necessarily have a Christmas theme written all over it. I like to buy paper I can use all year round (stripes, polka dots, ikat)
-fabric ribbon (with or without wiring) satin, plaid and extra wide work great. Wire ribbon makes for easier now making. 
-cute gift tags that coordinate with your gift wrap 
-fresh greens, ornaments, feathers to finish off the look (I like to include initial ornaments to make it more personal)

Target $1 section has great gift tags. These metal ones adorned the gifts where I used labels instead of gift tags. The gift labels are from Homegoods as well as the hanging labels. These cute chalkboard labels are another option for gift tags. 
Target launched sugar paper this year and their gift wrap was Santa's go to. How cute are these little ornament gift toppers


Can you believe this Kate Spade wrapping paper was at Homegoods? I love it with the plaid ribbon. The hostess gift inside was just as cute. I visited Trellis Home nearby and if you're local stop in, they have some amazing stuff.

I'm obsessed with the animal print paper which looks great paired with a coordinating herringbone gold & black ribbon

Making bows can be a little more difficult with satin ribbon so opt for a wired ribbon if bow making is not your thing because you can mess with them to make them look like it is your thing



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