Holiday Wish List


The Trimmings

giving presents is part of the joy of the holidays—but what’s on the outside can be just as exciting with the right wrap.

BY December 1, 2021
Gift wrap with pink stars and a ribbon wrapped around it
Free People’s furoshiki-inspired fabric wraps with glitter embellishments. (Courtesy Free People)
Different shades of blue, plaid wrapping paper
(Courtesy Minted)

This elegant, plaid-inspired design by AK Graphics recalls the Gulf with its emerald and turquoise shades. Painterly Plaid Wrapping Paper; minted.com

 

Gift wrap with pink stars and a ribbon wrapped around it
(Courtesy Free People)

For holiday giving that is light on waste, look to Free People’s furoshiki-inspired fabric wraps with glitter embellishments—all tied off with the brand’s recycled quilt strips. Small Gift Wrap and Scrap Wrap—Recycled Quilt Strip Balls; freepeople.com

 

Light gold glitter wrapping paper
(Courtesy Crate & Barrel)

Subtle, gold glitter sparks joy in this Crate & Barrel design, which is certified sustainable by the Forest Stewardship Council. Champagne Glitter Gift Wrap; crateandbarrel.com 

 

Rose gold evergreen sprig patterned wrapping paper
(Courtesy Minted)

All of Minted’s designs are created by independent artists (this one, by Lizzie Bowman in Bloomington, IN) with an eye toward pretty, modern motifs. Its printed foil subtly shines against the matte paper. Evergreen Sprigs Foil-Pressed Wrapping Paper; minted.com

 

Floral wrapping paper
(Courtesy Candice Gray)

Artist Candice Gray hand-paints every one of her prints, which are then turned into sophisticated uncoated wrapping papers. This one draws inspiration from famed British textile designer William Morris with its pretty floral motif. Old English Wrapping Paper; candicegray.co.uk

 

Orange tree sprigs with a velvet green bow
(Courtesy Impression Originale)

Part of an exclusive partnership between luxe gifting brand Impression Originale and the National Library of France—one of the oldest and largest public libraries in the world­—this fern-adorned gift bag features a print based on 1910 wrapping papers found in the library’s archives. Oracle of Dodone Gift Bag; impressionoriginale.com

 

Black crocodile pattern
(Courtesy Graham & Brown)

A creative—and uberstylish—spin on a Southwest Floridian motif, this print takes its inspiration from croc rather than gator skin for its ridged texture. However, the results are still pure, tropical luxury. Plus, this wrap is a hefty wallpaper—another indulgent way to elevate to your holiday giving. Crocodile Black Wallpaper; grahambrown.com