10 Quick Tips to Finding the Right Wrapping Paper

September 01, 2022 3 min read

10 Quick Tips to Finding the Right Wrapping Paper

Most of us go to pretty great lengths in order to choose the perfect gift for a love one – a gift that’s unique, special and curated specifically for the recipient. Given how much effort goes into finding a gift, we should make a point to wrap it as beautifully as possible. If you’re looking for the perfect wrapping paper to make a statement, here are some awesome things to be looking for.

Tip #1: Design is Everything

Wrapping paper comes in all kinds of designs these days, from sophisticated and minimalistic to whimsical and bold. Consider the person whose gift you’re wrapping – what’s their personal style? Think about how they dress and decorate their home, and use those things as cues to figure out which wrapping paper design best matches their personal aesthetic.

Tip #2: Match the Occasion

It’s also important to choose a design based on the occasion, if applicable. For example, if you’re giving a birthday gift, you don’t want to choose a wrapping paper design that’s clearly intended for a specific holiday like Christmas.

Tip #3: Make Sure the Length of the Wrapping Paper is Adequate

Wrapping paper comes in a variety of lengths based on the length of the roll. The standard size is 30 inches, but you can find larger and smaller sizes out there as well. If you have a gift that’s particularly large, you will likely need a greater length than average.

Tip #4: Choose the Right Sturdiness Level

Obviously, flimsy, cheap and thin wrapping paper is less than ideal, since it can easily rip while you’re actually wrapping it or in transit, which would have the unfortunate effect of revealing what’s inside before the recipient is ready to open it. So, make a point to avoid the cheapest wrapping paper option, which is likely made from subpar materials that tear easily.

Tip #5: Consider the Amount That You Need 

Depending on both the size of the gift and how many gifts you’re giving at one time, you’ll want to make sure you’re buying a wrapping paper roll that comes with enough paper to cover everything that you’re wrapping. A standard wrapping paper roll is 30 by 120 inches, but you may need more if you’ve got a lot of wrapping to do.

Tip #6: Make Sure the Thickness Level is Right 

The actual paper itself comes in various thickness levels. We already talked about the potential problems you can run into if the paper is too thin and flimsy. But, if the paper is too thick, folding it can be a struggle, and the tape may not be able to keep those folds down.  

Tip #7: Be Sure That It’s Compatible with Any Embellishment

Many people like to embellish their gifts with ribbons, bows and all kinds of visually impactful details. You’ll want to make sure that the wrapping paper you choose is visually compatible to match the embellishments that you plan to use. 

Tip #8: Eco-Friendliness Matters

You always want to make sure that you’re buying wrapping paper that is friendly to the environment. Choose biodegradable wrapping paper if possible, which decomposes naturally to leave behind zero waste. Most wrapping paper is neither biodegradable nor recyclable since it’s made using synthetic materials like polypropylene or polyethylene. Natural wrapping paper is a far eco-friendlier choice.

Tip #9: Pick the Right Price

High-quality, aesthetically appealing and eco-friendly wrapping paper doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg. You can find companies that sell these products at affordable prices, like Waterleaf Paper.

Tip #10: Make It Stand Out 

Finding wrapping paper that has a unique aesthetic will make your gift pop before the recipient even knows what’s inside. Consider going with a look that really sets itself apart from most wrapped gifts to offer that “wow” factor.

The Perfect Wrapping Paper is Waiting for You at Waterleaf Paper

Wrapping paper should never be an afterthought when it comes to choosing how you’re going to decorate a gift for someone special. At Waterleaf Paper, we make a point to offer visually stunning wrapping paper that makes a big impact, while being completely biodegradable and recyclable for an important eco-friendly touch.

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