Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas

It may not be wise to judge a book by it’s cover, but gifts are an entirely different story.  This holiday season, spice up your gifts with these creative holiday gift wrapping ideas. From pom poms to glitter, you’re sure to stand out amongst the pack.

Outdoorsy Gift Wrap

It’s hard to go wrong with brown kraft paper. The greenery really stand out against the neutral tone, and the pinecone adds a gorgeous outdoorsy feel.

Glitz and Glam

Go the nontraditional route by swapping green and red for sleek silvers and golds. This color scheme can also work beautifully for holiday decor, tree trimming, and holiday entertaining.

Mad for Plaid

I am OBSESSED with the Buffalo Check pattern this season! From pillows to pajama pants, I cannot get enough of the lumberjack print. I have already ordered this adorable wrapping paper from Zazzle.

Boughs of Holly

Nothing says Christmas like a bough of holly. Take your gift wrapping to the next level by attaching a sprig.

Sheet Music

Those receiving your gifts will fa-la-la-la-love this musical idea!

Plain and Simple

Add these graphic stickers to patterned or plain wrapping paper for striking messages on every gift.

Light it Up

Let your presents shine as much as your tree with these wraparound string lights.

Pom Pom Party

Like something out of Dr. Seuss, pom poms add a bit of whimsy to these gifts.


Feathers are timeless, often dipped in golden glitter paint or cut out from paper like those seen here.

Flower Power

Silk flowers are a gorgeous touch for your gifts (and honestly, I think this wrapping would work for anytime of the year, right?!). Create a fun silk flower arrangement topper for your bestie’s present, or a woodland inspired piece for your mister. So many possibilities!


Chalkboard paint and paper continues to be a trendy and versatile wrapping technique. Personalize your wrapping with doodles and handwritten notes like those seen here.

Do you have other holiday gift wrapping ideas? Be sure to share in the comments below! Whatever design you chose, be sure to check out some of the gift wrapping stations at a UDR apartment community!

Amy Johnson

is UDR’s budding social media guru, and has been instrumental in constructing the brand’s content strategy. After graduating from University of Colorado- Boulder, she started working for UDR as a marketing intern. When she isn’t perusing the web for the perfect pins and Facebook posts, she can be found hiking somewhere with her dog Rory.

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