Holiday Giving


Wrapped in Style

When it comes to Holiday gifting, how the box looks can be just as special as what’s inside. This year, Add some Zing to your giving with these Stylish packaging ideas.

It’s not uncommon to see sharp lines, graphic prints and geometric shapes in today’s contemporary homes. Carry that aesthetic into your wrap job to add midcentury flair to the occasion. Arrowhead Wrapping Paper, $16 for 12 sheets; etsy.com/shop/normansprintery. Photo Courtesy Norman’s Printery

In addition to its glitzy Gilded Age glamour, this style is printed on lotka paper, an eco-friendly material that is handmade from the bark of an evergreen shrub by artisans in the Himalayas. Silkscreened Nepalese Lokta Paper–Art Deco–Gold On Black, $5.35 for a 19-inch-by-29-inch sheet; mulberrypaperandmore.com. Photo Courtesy Mulberry Paper and More

 

For a modern take on a classic print, opt for wrapping paper in royal tones and metallic details that add a luxe touch. Vinter Gift Wrap, $9.95; crateandbarrel.com.

Pro tip: Accent packages with a pretty, 3D paper snowflake ornament or a complementary strip of double-sided ribbon to act as a cummerbund and add that extra stylish touch. From left: Red/Dark Green Satin Ribbon, $7.95 for 5 yards, and Snow Day Cutout Snowflake Ornament, $3.95 each; crateandbarrel.com. Photos Courtesy Crate and Barrel (2)

 

The latest (and most sustainable) trend in wrapping pulls from the Japanese tradition of furoshiki, in which presents are wrapped in cloth squares, usually with a minimal, elegant design. Furoshiki-Inspired Linen Gift Wrap, $49 for a set of three; food52.com.

In Japanese culture, furoshiki wrap is used as a practical means to bundle and carry gifts, food and everyday necessities. The flexibility of the material makes it a smart choice for wrapping items creatively. For a festive touch, tuck a stem of holly into the knot. Photos Courtesy Food52/Ty Mecham 

What better take on holiday wrapping in Southwest Florida than one with tropical flair? We bet your fellow snowbirding friends will go bananas for this motif. S/3 Banana Leaf Gift Wrap, $18; onekingslane.com. Photo Courtesy One Kings Lane