13 Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

I love to wrap gifts. Each year, I transform our basement into Santa’s workshop and you’ll find paper, ribbon, tape and bows spread every where. Occasionally, I will toss something in a bag because I am in a pinch but I really prefer to stick to DIY gift wrapping ideas. In case you are like me, I’ve put together 13 creative gift wrapping ideas that are perfect for Christmas!

13 Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas to make your packages gorgeous this Christmas.

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Guest Blogger: Salted Caramel Sauce

Hi everyone!  I’m Jennifer and I blog at House of Frolic and Mirth.  My husband came up with the title based on the antics of our two adorable yet lively daughters.  I mostly write about delicious food, traveling across the country, and everyday fun.  I’d love for you to join me on Facebook and Pinterest so I can get to know you, and vice versa.  Be prepared, you’re about to read something delicious……..

Move over hot fudge, there’s a new kid in town.  Salted caramel has become extremely popular over the last few years, and this recipe is one you’ll want to make and share.  It’s extremely easy but does take patience.  The results are incredible–sweet, creamy, and the perfect amount of salt combine to make one fantastic caramel sauce!

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Gift Ideas: Flux Flap iPad Case

This post is sponsored by Flux Flap iPad Case.  However, as always, all opinions and thoughts shared here are my own.

Now, I know you don’t typically get a non link party post from me on Friday but I am working on my holiday wish list and came across something that I thought you might be interested in as well.  I know I always have a difficult time coming up with great gift ideas for myself so I thought you may be in the same boat too.

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Scents of the Season – Dried Fruit Potpourri

During the holiday season, I am always looking for gift ideas that are homemade and don’t cost a lot of money.  With so many teachers and other people to give small gifts too, a homemade gift is a great option because it is thoughtful but easier to keep the costs under control.  This year, I decided to try my hand at making dried fruit potpourri to give as gifts.

Dried Fruit Potpourri

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Housewarming Gifts: Stenciled Cork Coasters

I am always looking for new ideas for housewarming gifts.  When I was making my chalkboard coasters, I thought that something a little simpler like cork coasters would also make a great housewarming gift too.  Cork coasters are much lighter than the tile ones and also take up a lot less room!
So I grabbed some cork circles and got started with my homemade housewarming gift. 

Stenciled Cork Coasters

 

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Gift Ideas for the Littles

I’m sure all you prepared parents have your gifts purchased, wrapped and under the tree.  So, this post isn’t for you.  It is for the parents {like me} who are still out walking the aisles and clicking on the web looking for great gifts for their kids.

Or maybe the aunt or uncle who just has no clue what to get…or the grandparent  who isn’t exactly “hip” when it comes to kids’ toys.

I’ll go ahead and caveat this and say, if the kids you are shopping for aren’t {or near} 5 and 2, I’m not going to be of much help.  But, if they are, read on for some great gift ideas that are readily available right now!

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Christmas. Organized.

Do you get so busy with the shopping and prepping for Christmas that things start to fall through the cracks? Or maybe you want a good way to keep track of what to buy, when it is bought and given?


Each year, I create a spreadsheet where I list all of the people I buy gifts for and the budget for the gifts.  Once they are purchased, they are assigned a receipt number and I track when they have been wrapped.  It helps bring me peace of mine that all the gifts are purchased and make it under the tree.

Assigning a receipt number makes it easy to find the receipt in case an exchange is needed since I am pretty terrible at remembering to get gift receipts.

I’ve shared this handy little sheet with you in case you want to start using a similar system. Enjoy!
Christmas Shopping List Printable

shannah
 

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