15 Choices: Wrap It Up, Part 1

December 15, 2014

By Tab Byrum

Happy Monday one and all, I hope everyone had a great weekend.  We ran some errands, delivered fabrics to the workroom for bedding and drapes for a couple of clients, visited a couple of restaurants, did some cooking, caught up on some of our DVR shows and watched the latest X-Men Movie on Blu Ray but now with 10 days left til Christmas it’s back to the holiday craziness.  One thing I keep hearing people say is they have to start wrapping gifts, so I decided to take a look at all the cool choices we have in wrapping paper.

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When I was in retail,  picking out the holiday wrap to use and sell in the store was one of my favorite things to do for the holidays, and I was always interested to see what people chose to use for the wrap at their homes.  Join me today as we wrap it up neatly with a bow, or maybe no bows, I haven’t decided that yet.  Enjoy!!!  (to visit the websites for the retailers, click on their name in orange)

Pier 1 Imports

 

Pier 1’s are pretty prolific around the country so most people can get a hold of these papers, and of course you can always order from stores online.  I was really happy with choices of Pier 1, what do you think?

 

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I’m always crazy about a good wood or tree bark anything.  Imagine this 
paper with red and/or green ribbon.

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Sparkle it up with some Elf holographic paper, perfect for kid’s gifts.

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I love this green themed paper, it has a nordic feel to it in a fun and unique color scheme. 

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Of course gold is alway good at Christmas and throw in a classic paisley print and voila!!

Crate&Barrel

 

We don’t have a Crate&Barrel here in OKC but I always try to squeeze in a visit to one when in Dallas.  I love all their home products and their holiday choices don’t disappoint either.

 

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This Winter Bough wrap looks great with silver ribbon, but would also look great with red or a green velvet.

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Winter Accessories from C&B is fun and I love it paired with the striped ribbon. 

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I’m also a sucker for any vintage brown wrapping paper look, Trees from C&B has endless possibilities as far as companion ribbon, but I’m really liking these tapes they have. 

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This one is called Nordic Band, reminds me of sweaters. 

Spoonflower

 

Spoonflower is a company I was not familiar with until I began researching this article.  Spoonflower has tons of choices, many of them non-traditional which works really well with the multitude of choices we now have in colors and design for our holiday decorating.

 

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If it’s vintage or retro and holiday I want it and this paper is all of the above.  Look at those images, just like being at Grandma’s when I was a little boy. 

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This one is called Christmas Portraits and with a black background it’s screaming for white or turquoise bows and ribbons. 

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Love these rows upon rows of Santa heads on an icy blue background.

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The possibilities are endless here with Christmas Ornaments as far as ribbon colors to use, so fun!!!

Not On The High Street

 

Not On The High Street is another company I was unaware of until I began writing this article and scouring the web for ideas.  NOTHS is a British company with some great original products, and once I found out they are British I began to understand the humor in their products. 

 

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Carrots are not a Christmas theme I would have thought of but it totally works, and if the orange is pushing it for you well you can totally do green ribbon. 

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For the last several years Penguins have been in vogue, especially where kids are concerned.  I really like these more realistic looking gents in their tuxes, and paired with red ribbon is very smart looking. 

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I was so excited to see this wrap, brown paper with colorful Santa Clauses and Snowmen, until I realized the characters are on a tape, EVEN BETTER!!!!

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You can use these tapes on any color paper and have instant Christmas.  Wouldn’t they both look awesome on black paper?!?!

That’s Day 1 of Christmas wrap, check back tomorrow for another set of choices.  

All images are courtesy of the individual companies, which are linked back to in each article.

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2 comments

  • Sharon

    Ok where was this when I was looking? All my gifts have to be mailed so they got plain red with flat bows Been in the delivery loop quite a while now I love the carrot paper and the penguins

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