While it takes a lot of time and effort, preparing gifts is one of the most enjoyable parts of the holiday season. You get to show your loved ones how much you care by selecting the perfect present, and then painstakingly wrapping it up to make it look extra special. But sometimes it can be hard to come up with new and innovative ideas for doing so. If you’re stuck on ideas this year, here are six unique ways how to wrap presents for holidays this 2021!

The Traditional Boxed Gift

How to Wrap Presents for Holidays: Box

I know what you’re thinking. We’ve said “unique” but why include the traditional boxed gift? Well, because it’s still one of the most popular and effective ways to wrap a present. Plus, there are so many ways to make this much more interesting.

What You’ll Need

  • A box
  • A roll of gift-wrapper
  • Adhesive tape
  • Ribbon
  • Other decorations (optional)

How to Wrap Presents

Of course, just like for any other present, you should start by removing the price tag (if there’s any). You want your gift to be priceless (pun intended). Next, measure and cut out a piece of paper that will fit around the box you’ve chosen.

You can use a printed or textured wrapper or any other type of plain wrapping paper you like. Don’t worry about making it too neat for now – we’ll fix it up later on. Next, you need to attach the wrapper. Cover one side of the box with the wrapper, then secure it with a short piece of adhesive tape. Do the same for the other side, overhanging the previous one about an inch. You’ll have to repeat this step for the top and bottom of the box.

Decorating the Gift

Now you can decorate! You might want to consider adding a bow, which you just need to tie around the box or attach some festive stickers. Or if your gift isn’t really big, maybe you could even add some tinsel for a touch of fanciness. Another option is to attach a polaroid photo of you and the recipient on the outside of the box!

The Candy Wrapper

This one’s perfect for items that are cylindrical in shape. Whether it’s a bottle of perfume, a candle, or something else that comes in a container, it provides a great opportunity to be creative.

What You’ll Need

  • Gift-wrapper or colored tissue paper
  • Adhesive tape
  • Decorations

How to Wrap Presents

You can begin by measuring the amount of wrapper or colored tissue paper you’ll need. Roll your gift up until it fits inside the wrapper, and secure it with adhesive tape. Make sure that there are about 1.5 to 3 inches of excess wrapping paper on each end.

You can now twist both of these ends to make your gift look like a wrapped candy. To secure it, you may use adhesive tape or tie around a piece of string or rope. If you want to get more artsy, you can decorate it with glitter, stickers, or other craft supplies.

Kraft Paper

How to Wrap Presents for Holidays: Kraft

This one’s best suited for those who want their gifts to look minimalistic and natural, or eco-friendly. Plus, it’s really cheap and easy to do!

What You’ll Need

  • Kraft paper
  • Adhesive tape
  • Twine string
  • Decorations

How to Wrap Presents

This one’s a no-brainer. You start by gauging the amount of kraft paper you’ll need, then make the necessary folds according to the size and shape of your item. Just make sure to secure the folds with adhesive tape so it doesn’t come undone.

For smaller gifts such as a piece of notebook or a shirt, you can simply tie a piece of twine around it twice and call it a day. This will make the gift look simple, yet aesthetically pleasing–just perfect for the Gram!

You may also decorate your gift with some stickers or scrapbooking supplies such as buttons that fit the aesthetic, or even leave it au naturel!


Now, if you want to go full-blown eco-friendly, why not use the newspapers lying around your house? Not only will it save you some cash, but it’ll also make the gift look rustic and unique.

What You’ll Need

  • Newspapers
  • Adhesive tape
  • Ribbon or twine strings

How to Wrap Presents

Start by cutting out a rectangular piece of newspaper that will fit around your gift. Similar to the kraft paper method, you’ll want to secure the folds with adhesive tape. Leave about 2 to 3 inches of excess on each end.

Now comes the fun part – decorating! You can use a variety of materials such as ribbon, twine strings, or even washi tape. If you’re feeling really creative, you could try making a bow out of the newspaper itself. Just make sure it’s securely fastened with some adhesive tape.

Old Paper Bags 

Another great way to save money, time, and achieve some rustic vibes is to wrap the gift in an old-fashioned paper bag. This would be perfect for small gifts such as bracelets, pens, or notebooks. Oh, and it’s eco-friendly too!

What You’ll Need

  • Old paper bags
  • Adhesive tape or paper glue
  • Ribbons or twine strings
  • Cardboard (for heavy items)
  • Decorations (optional
  • Puncher (optional)

How to Wrap Presents

Because you’re basically just reusing old paper bags, you won’t have to cut out any pieces for this one. You’ll just have to put your item inside the bag and secure it with adhesive tape or paper glue. You can also punch both sides of the opening and thread a piece of ribbon or twine string through the holes to close it.

For heavier items like books or a glass bottle, make sure that you put a piece of cardboard inside the bag before wrapping it so it doesn’t tear.

Similar to the previous methods, you can be as creative as you want and decorate your bag with stickers, decals, or even a personalized message!

Message in a Bottle

How to Wrap Presents for Holidays: Bottle

You probably guessed it already, but this gift-wrapping method involves using an empty plastic or glass bottle of your choice. And no, this isn’t for notes or messages only. This method is perfect for small gifts like a piece of necklace, pens, calming incense, or chocolates!

What You’ll Need

  • Empty glass or plastic bottle
  • Ribbon or twine strings
  • Glue (optional)
  • Cloth (optional)
  • How to Wrap Presents

How to Wrap Presents

This one’s easy-peasy and won’t take much of your time. Just choose an empty glass or plastic bottle of your choice, and make sure it’s clean. If you’re giving a small gift like a piece of jewelry, wrap it in a cloth first before placing it inside the bottle. You can include notes to make it more personal or even roll a piece of picture and insert it inside.

To decorate the bottle, you can tie a piece of ribbon around its neck then add a bow, or adhesive beads. If you’ve got more than enough time, you can also wrap the whole bottle with twine strings by starting at the bottom and wrapping all the way up. Just be sure to secure both the bottom and top ends with glue so it won’t unravel.

Your recipient will absolutely love this and may even use the bottle itself as a decoration on their desk!


Now, if you don’t have the time to cut out any pieces of paper or hunt for some old paper bags, you can simply use envelopes instead. You can get really creative with the type of envelopes you use, or even go for the festive route and choose colorful designs!

This method is perfect for small, precious gifts like earrings, keychains, and those iconic enamel pins.

What You’ll Need

  • Envelopes
  • Glue or double-sided tape
  • Ribbon (optional)
  • Stickers (optional)

How to Wrap Presents

Of all the methods on our list, this one’s probably the quickest and easiest. All you need is to place your gift inside then secure it with some glue or double-sided tape. You can also jazz it up by adding a piece of ribbon or stickers to the envelope.

If you’re feeling really creative, you could even try folding the envelope into a fun shape!

This is perfect for those who want a budget-friendly and hassle-free wrapping method that’s still aesthetically pleasing and sentimental!

Don’t Have Time to Wrap Presents for the Holidays?

While the majority of us look forward to the holidays, this season is also notorious for being busy, hectic, and chaotic. If you’re one of those who are scrambling to get everything done in time or simply don’t have the energy to wrap presents, don’t worry! Pack & Mail Plus can take care of all your gift-wrapping needs.

We have a wide selection of gift wraps to choose from, and our team of experts can help you with the perfect wrapping job for any occasion. From small gifts to large ones, we’ll make sure your presents look beautiful and festive when they’re delivered!

We also offer pack and ship services, so you can easily and conveniently send your presents to your loved ones no matter where they are in the world!

That’s a Wrap!

How to Wrap Presents for Holidays 2021

Gift-giving is one of the highlights of this season. And learning how to wrap presents for holidays can make this much more special. However, regardless of how you choose to wrap your presents, the most important thing is that you put a lot of effort and thought into it. After all, it’s the thought that counts.

We hope you enjoyed these 6 unique gift-wrapping ideas! If you’re looking for a professional and convenient gift-wrapping service, just visit Pack & Mail Plus’ physical store or contact us today! We’ll be more than happy to help you out!

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