‘Tis the Season to Be Wrapping

September 01, 2022 3 min read

‘Tis the Season to Be Wrapping

The holiday season is a time when we put a huge amount of energy into picking out the perfect gift for all of the most important people in our lives. Once those gifts are secured, however, the work isn’t over. From there, it’s time to consider how you’re going to wrap those gifts, to make a big visual impact before the recipients even know what their gifts are.  

Getting into The Holiday Wrapping Spirit

Holiday wrapping paper is a huge commercial industry, and the choices of designs, textures, etc. are endless. Let’s help you find the perfect wrapping paper for your holiday gift-wrapping needs with these simple tips, since we know that all of that choice can end up becoming overwhelming.

Holiday Wrapping Gift Tip #1: Make Sure It’s on Theme

First off, it’s always good to stay on theme. In other words, don’t go with wrapping paper covered in pastel balloons when you’re giving a holiday gift in the wintertime. Pick colors and motifs that match the occasion, to visually match the aesthetic of the holiday.

Holiday Wrapping Gift Tip #2: Take into Account How Much Paper You Will Need

Make a point to get enough wrapping paper so that you won’t have to make a second trip when you’re already overwhelmed with all the wrapping that you have to get done. We know it can be hard to predict how much paper you’ll need for all your gifts, and we always recommend buying a little more than you think that you’ll need, since the worst case scenario is having extra for next year. Most standard wrapping paper rolls are 30 by 120 inches, so take that into account when deciding how much to buy.

Holiday Wrapping Gift Tip #3: Mix and Match

Don’t be afraid to get creative by mixing and matching different wrapping papers to create your own theme. Rather than having every gift look exactly the same on the outside, come up with some complementary designs that look great together.

Holiday Wrapping Gift Tip #4: Don’t Forget Your Embellishments

On top of the actual wrapping paper itself, there are all kinds of embellishments that you can buy to make each gift look extra special, like bows, ribbons, twine and more. Come up with a whole look that goes beyond paper alone to make your gifts look all the more visually appealing this year.

Holiday Wrapping Gift Tip #5: Consider the Recipient’s Personal Aesthetic

If you want to go the extra mile, consider the personal style of the person whose gift you’re wrapping. If they’re into modern, minimalistic design, then go with an understated wrapping paper that’s holiday-oriented, but more sophisticated. If they’re someone who loves cute animals, you can find plenty of seasonal wrapping papers that feature adorable images of snow bunnies, penguins, reindeer and much more.

Holiday Wrapping Gift Tip #6: Make It Stand Out 

Consider going above and beyond to find wrapping paper that stands out from the rest. Avoid the wrapping paper aisle at your local pharmacy, where everyone is buying their paper, which increases the risk that you and someone else will end up giving gifts that look identical on the outside. Find a boutique wrapping paper company like Waterleaf Paper for a one-of-a-kind look.

Holiday Wrapping Gift Tip #7: Be Sure That It’s Sturdy 

Avoid buying the cheapest wrapping paper, since it tends to be flimsy, and tears easily while you’re wrapping and transporting gifts. Flimsy wrapping paper that rips and tears means there’s too much of a risk that your gift will be exposed when you hand it over to the recipient.

Holiday Wrapping Gift Tip #8: Eco-Friendliness Matters

We always encourage people to look past the visual design of wrapping paper and seek out one that’s eco-friendly as well as beautiful. Opt for wrapping paper that’s recyclable and biodegradable, as most wrapping paper products out there are neither. This way, you can feel good about making a positive impact on the environment while enjoying your gift-giving festivities.

What are You Waiting For? Put Some Effort into Your Holiday Wrapping Paper This Year! 

Now’s the time to give more thought to holiday wrapping paper, not only in terms of its visual presentation, but its impact on the environment. At Waterleaf Paper, we produce visually stunning wrapping paper that’s biodegradable and recyclable, to offer an eco-friendly solution to your gift-wrapping needs.

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