It might be the thought that counts, but it's the gift packaging that drums up the excitement. With these gift wraps, your presents will be pretty enough to double as decorations, and no one could fault someone for recycling (read: re-using) them later on.
Even people who hate snow will be charmed by the flurry of tiny white polka dots on this 100% recycled wrapping paper.
$9.95, Paper Source
If you somehow get bested by the tape and scissors every year, consider tucking your gifts into a cozy faux fur bag. Your loved one can use it as a cosmetic case or travel pouch long after the holiday.
$8.98, Pier 1
Designed to look like gold foil, throw a silver bow on top of this paper, and you'll be nailing the mixed metals trend.
With an adorable box for every size of gift, just grab a bow or a ribbon and considered the job finished.
$0.99-$2.99, The Container Store
Presents under the tree, presents that look like the tree — we love them all. We also particularly love the red foil berries dotting the green pine pattern here.
$8.95, Paper Source
If you loath to buy new paper for every occasion, the faux rose gold foil marbling on this wrapping paper makes it festive enough for holiday gifts but simple enough for year-round occasions.
Mix the rustic charm of birch-embossed wrapping paper with sparkly, modern accents.
$6.36, Pier 1
When gifting a piece of a jewelry, you can make it extra memorable by placing it in a personalized jewelry box.
Go classic with a brown paper bag — but a chic one with white stenciling and red velvet ribbon.
Mark which gift is whose and add a pop of color with die-cut gift tags adorned with festive florals and gold metallic accents.
$8 for 8, Rifle Paper Co.
OK, so we do actually vibe with brown paper packages — particularly when satin ribbon is involved. You can also get crafty and add stamps or stencils to personalize this wrapping paper.
$5.57, Crate & Barrel
A simple plaid fabric ribbon adds richness and texture to any gift wrapping.
$5.99, Hearth & Hand
Nobody can fault you for using a gift bag when it's this 'couture' gift bag. Bedazzled and feathered and definitely worth folding nicely and saving for every holiday from now until forever.
$7.95, Zang Toi
These handcrafted bundles will make your presents look good and also smell good. The real pepper berries and leaves — tied with jute twine — release a subtly spicy aroma and will dry naturally over time.
$19.95 for 3, Williams-Sonoma
The only thing we like more than a gift bow is a gift pom pom.
$3.99, T.J. Maxx
Chalkboard gift labels are a clever way to keep presents organized, and whether or not you write "From Santa" is up to you.
$3.99, World Market