8 unique gift wrap ideas

Get crafty this holiday season with original and beautifully ordinary packaging materials

Reusable fabric wrap

Photo by Jeffery Cross; written by Jess Chamberlain

Reusable fabric wrap

Make the wrapping part of the present. Give Wraps by Chewing the Cud, in San Francisco, are printed with soy-based ink on organic cotton. Shown: Give Cheer in persimmon ($16/28-in. square; chewingthecud.com). 

Floral wrapping paper

Photo by Jeffery Cross; written by Jess Chamberlain

Floral wrapping paper

Stock up on 100% recycled papers by British Columbia’s Banquet Atelier & Workshop—these whim­sical prints won’t feel stale come January. Shown: Bouquet, with bluebells, red-hot poker, and other blooms ($4/19- by 27-in. sheet; banquetworkshop.com). 

Accessorized scrap paper

Photo by Jeffery Cross; written by Jess Chamberlain

Accessorized scrap paper

Recycle your own newspapers, magazine pages, or junk mail as gift wrap. Add a bit of greenery (here, rose hips and redwood sprigs) for color and a festive scent.

Stamps on kraft paper

Photo by Jeffery Cross; written by Jess Chamberlain

Stamps on kraft paper

Style your own gift wrap with stamps and colored ink. Kraft paper from Blick Art Materials ($37/roll 1,000 ft. long and 2 ft. wide; dickblick.com). Pinecone (after one found in Yosemite) and dove stamp sets by Yellow Owl Workshop ($12/set; yellowowlworkshop.com). 

good wraps magazine pages

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Magazine pages

This material makes the perfect wrapping for small boxes. Look for sheets with large and colorful images, graphic prints, or old-fashioned black-and-white type.

good wraps cloth

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Recycled cloth

Use neatly pressed fabric remnants from sewing projects for soft or hard-to-wrap objects. Cut, fold, and punch holes into pages from old calendars or prints to make gift tags.

good wraps jars

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Jam jars

Reuse jam jars for items such as jewelry. Cover lids with fabric secured with glue.

good wraps paper bags

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Paper bags

Shredded paper lines the inside of a shoe box covered with a paper grocery bag. To dress up packages and add color, tie with vintage ribbon.

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