A Very Merry Minimal Christmas: Simple Holiday Gift Wrapping

minimal holiday gift wrapping
Photo: Lauren Kelp
DIY minimal holiday wrapping paper for your gifts this season.

minimal holiday gift wrapping

Tis' the season when things start to get a little bit manic. You've opened your calendar to see that Christmas is literally right around the corner, and you haven't even started your holiday shopping. This year, we are switching things up by encouraging thoughtful gifts instead of tons of presents, and we are applying that same logic to the way we wrap. Fresh greenery on stark black wrapping paper can make a bold statement, while kraft paper and red twine is an easy, go-to classic. For a touch of minimal glamour try gold washi tape. Enjoy!

minimal holiday gift wrapping

Spruce it up

Spruce up your wrapping this year by adding a little greenery to the mix. Snip some stems off of your tree or grab something from the garden to use in lieu of a bow. These are perfect for presents that you are just about to give or for those of you that like to display them under your tree as the holidays approach. For a little touch of glam, swap out the twine for some metallic washi tape, and just like that it's mid-century and chic.

minimal holiday gift wrapping

Ditch the traditional

Swap out that traditional wrapping paper and try wrapping your presents in kraft paper this year. Go with the classic kraft brown, or get super fancy and opt for a colored option – either way, it's chic. Wrapping gifts in kraft paper really lets the ribbon (or greenery) take center stage, plus it's fun to decorate the paper using markers or stamps. It gives the package that extra special personal touch or keeps things minimal and classic. However you swing it, buying kraft paper in bulk versus a million rolls of wrapping paper is absolutely the more economical way to go.

minimal holiday wrapping paper

Play with pops of color

There are few things more satisfying than opening a really beautiful present on Christmas morning – so have some fun! We've been all about the color red this year in our holiday decorations and it's made it's way into our wrappings as well. Add a candy cane or a fun little dollar store trinket to your ribbons for a playful touch. Play with twine, velvet ribbon, and other little odds and ends you have around the house.

minimal holiday wrapping paper

Originally featured on LaurenKelp.com