Last updated on November 24th, 2017 at 01:50 pm
Forgo the traditional red and green christmas wrapping paper for these gift wrap ideas centered around crisp, wintry motifs! From free printable gift tags to clever wrapping paper, you’ll find all sorts of wintry gift wrap inspiration here.
Whenever winter starts to roll around, I get a little jealous of those of you who live in cooler climates. I know, I know, the endless snow and bitter cold is miserable come January, but there’s something so classic and beautiful about a white Christmas. There aren’t carols about a sunny 74-degree Christmas for good reason!
Since I can’t have my own white Christmas here in Northern California, I’ve been inspired to wrap my holiday gifts in a lovely assortment of snowy themes this year. I’ve rounded up a few of these thoughtful details here to help you think outside traditional red and green and create something wintry and wonderful under your tree—and add a personal touch to all of your holiday gifts this year. Best of all, none of them will break the bank, meaning you can spend more on what’s inside the beautiful wrapping.
Winter Village Gift Tags
First up are my winter village gift tags for you to download for free! This is an easy way to bring a little of that wintry feel to your gifts this Christmas, with a modern color palette and Scandinavian-style graphics.
Download and print the PDF file on white cardstock at “actual size,” cut around the edges, punch a hole and add a pretty piece of ribbon. For those of you with a Cricut Explore or Maker, there are PNGs so you can use Print then Cut! Make sure to re-size the gift tags in Cricut Design Space to your desired size before making.
How cute are these little sweater and snowflake gingerbread present toppers from Honestly Yum? These are the perfect addition to any gift, especially if you (or the recipient!) loves to bake. Isn’t the frosting work gorgeous?
Christmas Tree Paper
Still want some traditional Christmas elements in your wrapping? This sweet printable wrapping paper from Homey Oh My is just the thing. Perfect for wrapping small gifts, this paper can be embellished with bows, bells, and twine, as well as greenery you find in your yard.
“Snowy” Wrapping Paper
On several different blogs I saw the use of white splatter paint to mimic snowy wrapping paper—very clever! I love how Jasmine Dowling uses kraft paper with the bright white paint and babies breath, though black chalkboard paper would be beautiful as well!
Simple White Gift Wrap
Boxwood Avenue’s white paper and simple greenery reminds me of beautiful snow-covered pine trees in winter. The black and white baker’s twine adds a beautiful contrast against the white. This simple style of wrapping would work with all sorts of embellishments, like red snow berries, yarn pom poms, handmade ornaments, or paper flowers.
What are some of your favorite ways to personalize gifts for the holidays? Tell me some of your ideas in the comments! And don’t forget to download your free winter gift tags!