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4 Fab Ways to Personalize Your Gift Wrapping this Holiday {& $200 TinyPrints Giveaway!!}

I am sharing fab ways to personalize your holiday gift wrapping this season!

12 Days of Christmas Projects and Tours poster.

So…. you’re giving your husband socks for Christmas.

That doesn’t mean you can’t make the box look beautiful, right?!?

Today I am back with Day 4 in  in my Twelve Days of Christmas series. And I’m sharing 4 Fab ways to Personalize your Christmas Gift Wrapping this holiday.  Because let’s face it. Sometimes the wrapping is even more fun then what is inside!

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I am super thrilled today to be collaborating with an amazing group of bloggers who are sharing their own incredible gift wrapping ideas and inspiration. And we were all honoured to have the chance to work with TinyPrints to incorporate some of their personalized papers, cards, and labels into our holiday wrapping this year.

Pictures of a family with twine and scissors beside it.

I have to tell you. My boys are OVER. THE. MOON. about this wrapping paper.

Like, seriously in love with it. They want to cut out the pictures of  themselves and tape them up all over their room. And my 8 year old keeps asking me when he can wrap his teacher’s gift because he wants to use his “personalized” wrapping paper for her! They absolutely love their personalized picture labels as well…

Ribbon, twine, and photos of children on the table.

And, really, why do we buy so many standard commercial wrapping and card products when there are such beautiful, personalized gift wrap and gift tag stickers available?

I honestly didn’t even know they were an option until I had the chance to work with TinyPrints this year! I’m super excited about sending our holiday cards… Perhaps I just can’t get enough of this photograph of my boys – you’ve seen it a few times lately!

Personalized gift tags with pictures of children on it.

So, how can you personalize your own holiday gift wrapping this season?

  1. Use photo gift tag stickers!

I mean, what can I say?! Who wouldn’t rather have an adorable picture on their gift label then a sparkly printed kitten-eating-holly sticker? I think it goes without saying.

A wrapped present with a photo tag of the kids personalizing the present.

2) Try out some personalized photo paper

This stuff is awesome. I’ve already told you how  much my boys love it. I can’t wait to see my parent’s and my in-laws reactions to it. I have a feeling my Mother-in-Law might be unwrapping her present very carefully so she can “save” the paper. You know how Grandma’s love to do that. {Or was that only my Grandma?!}.

Wrapping paper with photos of the kids on it.

3) Double wrap your gifts

I love to use one type of paper to wrap the whole gift, and then layer a second paper over the middle of it. Baker’s twine is one of my favourite festive ways to embellish a wrapped gift as well – and in this case I used a hanging chalkboard label that I picked up at a craft store.

The wrapped present on the table.

4) Use real ribbon and create your own decorative bows.

Those store-bought plastic-y bows are so 1993. It’s time to move on to some real twine or ribbon or even yarn. It just takes your gift-wrapping to a whole new level.

Blue and gold wrapping paper and a gold bow on the present.

I know the old adage says that “it’s what inside that counts.”

But, really?!? Is it?

{We are talking about gifting here, not about people – just to be clear!}.

I truly do believe that it’s not just what’s on the inside: it’s the package that counts too.

Even if you can’t afford to spend a ton of money on gifting, I believe that putting in the effort to make the wrapping look beautiful shows your recipients that you really care. To me, time is my rarest commodity so spending my time on doing something for a loved one means a great deal.

Three wrapped presents on the table.

Four of the wrapped personalized presents on the table.

Plus, don’t they look lovely below the tree??

Beautifully wrapped gifts become part of your Christmas decor as well!

Up close picture of the wrapped gifts.

A little more inspiration

As I mentioned before, today some of my fabulously talented blogging friends are sharing their own awesome gift wrapping ideas and inspiration. Head over to see what they have to share!!

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From left to right, they are:

Mini Wreath Gift Tags for Christmas by Satori Design for Living

Stationery Gift Box Set by Fynes Designs

Traditional & Festive Gift Wrapping Ideas by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas with Personalized Paper by The Happy Housie

Playful Cabin Wrapping Ideas by City Farmhouse

Using Wrapped Gifts as Christmas Decor by Craftberry Bush

How to Wrap Your Christmas Baking by The DIY Mommy

12 Days of Christmas Projects and Tours poster.


I can’t wait to be back tomorrow with the first part of my Christmas Home Tour! 

But until then you can check out what else I’ve created for this series so far…

Or take a look at my Holiday Decorating and DIYs page for all kinds of inspiration from Christmas Past.

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  1. I really like the personalized gift wrap. Nostalgic Potpourri in Almond is my favorite. Thankis for the giveaway!

  2. I love Tiny Prints!! The cards are so beautiful and festive! I will definitely be using that site for my stationary and paper needs! Thanks for sharing!

  3. These ideas are just fabulous!!!! I would love to win this drawing! I LOVE wrapping packages for all sorts of occasions! I would love a chance to use these options.

  4. The Tiny Prints wrapping paper would be great when you have to send gifts in the mail. Even better if you send gifts to people in the Armed Services. This paper would be good any time of year for them. Not just people pictures. Pictures of their house,pet etc. the Tiny Prints are wonderful for many projects.

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