Sunday, 14 December 2014

That's a wrap

Everyone knows little kids are usually more excited by the wrapping paper than the actual present and you know what? These days, if we're presented with a beautifully wrapped gift, we often feel the same way. There's something just so special about receiving a perfectly packaged present. This Christmas, we aim to bring out the inner child in everyone we're giving to with papers, ribbon, twine and tags that are almost too pretty to tear open. Almost.

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Look one: pastels. Buck Christmas tradition and take up the trend for pastels for gifts that really stand out under the tree. Add a smattering of sparkle - think gold, silver or copper foiling - to keep the style festive. Chevron, oversized polka dots and stripes are the patterns to look out for.

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Look two: monochrome. Black isn't an obvious choice for Christmas wrapping, but when pared back with white or kraft paper and lit up with metallics, the result is sophisticated and stylish. Create your own version of a white Christmas (or a little black magic) with the ideas below.

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Look three: rustic. Ever since Maria started sewing clothing out of curtains, brown paper packages tied up with string have pulled at our collective heartstrings. Spruce up yours with a sprig of fresh foliage - pine preferably, or rosemary - or personalise with photos or prints of Christmassy scenes.

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For the prettiest of papers and all present-wrapping paraphernalia, we love Kikki K (for gorgeous roll wrap in particular this year), Inky Co and The Lust List's limited edition range.

 Check out our pinterest for more Christmas wrapping ideas, and watch as we share our own Christmas wrapping over the coming days on instagram.

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