3 Tips For Thoughtful Christmas Gift Wrapping

Written by: Mica Dunbar



Time to read 3 min

With Christmas less than two months away, now is the perfect time to start thinking about buying and wrapping your presents with gorgeous Christmas gift wrap. If you want to make the most out of your presents this year, here are three tips for making your Christmas  gift wrapping session fun, easy and memorable for your friends and family!



It’s the time of year to start thinking about the perfect gifts to send our nearest and dearest, hoping it will bring the biggest smile to their face. So much time and thought goes into picking the perfect gift, and the wrapping should reflect that! So, why not take it up a notch this year and make your gift wrapping (almost) as good as the gift?


Whether you love or loathe wrapping presents, nothing beats seeing a perfectly parcelled gift sat snug under the Christmas tree. No matter your style there is always a design to suit your idea! Whether it’s opting for the trending style of the year, something that really shows your personality, or a simple and classic touch, whatever you decide, here are some top tips to help you along the way!

Create Your Perfect Christmas Gift Wrap Station

Before the fun can start, make sure your Christmas gift wrap area is set up for you to succeed! You’ll need plenty of room to move around and make sure you can cut with ease. A hard surface with a lot of space is a must, allowing you to lay your paper out and not cause any holes or tears whilst wrapping. A sharp pair of scissors is going to be your best friend, making it easy to glide through the paper leaving no ridged lines, along with your tape being easy to access. 


We’d recommend a tape dispenser to help speed the process along (is there anything worse than losing the end of your sellotape?) And our favourite part, popping a Christmas film on in the background and grabbing a festive drink - but we’ll leave that bit up to you!

Christmas gift wrap selection featuring festive streets.

Attention To Detail Can Make A Big Difference

Sometimes it’s the simple things that can make the biggest difference. Ensuring you have the right pair of scissors and the correct length of Christmas gift wrap can help you prep your presents with ease, whilst choosing matching bags, ribbon or Christmas gift wrap can make the difference in ensuring your present really stands out.


When you wrap your presents, measure the paper length to fit the size of your gift before you cut it can save you a lot of time and a lot less waste. Then make sure you have crips edges and sharp lines, this will elevate your wrapped look without even trying! Let’s not forgot double sided tape. Something as simple as this can give your gift a seamlessly smooth look. You don’t want to ruin your lovely gift wrap with lines of tape wrapped around it.

Christmas gift bags featuring animals.

Make Your Christmas Presents Extra Special

Now that you have the perfectly wrapped gift, it’s time to add the last finishing touches. From gift tags to a little extra gift, there are plenty of fun and unique ways to elevate your present. That little unexpected extra touch is what makes the gift stand out from the rest!


Start by adding some ribbon or twine, it doesn’t have to be new but try and keep the colours tonal. Then how you tie it is up to you, there are plenty of different bows and knots that you can create! Pop a gift tag along side your bow, with a either a meaningful message or a cute little note, it’s the personal touches that matter the most!


The final detail that really brings all you hard work together and where you get to really show of your creative side. Adding that little extra touch, like an ornament, foliage or even a personal picture is what shows thought and care has gone into their gift. These additions don’t have to be expensive, it could be some leftover baubles from last year, or a few pretty foliage twigs from the garden. 


Again, stick with the themes and colours you have picked, and it’ll all come together perfectly, and you’ll look like an effortless gift-wrapping pro. The last addition is the all-important gift tag (you wouldn’t want your gift going to the wrong home!). Pop a quick caring message on there, wishing them a wonderful festive period and you’re all done!

Christmas gift bag featuring Winter berries.

The Art File Christmas Gift Wrap Collection

Whether you plan to go all out this Christmas or opt for a more simple style, we hope you found these tips useful! You can shop all your Christmas gift-wrap needs from our Christmas collection. Browse our website and order next day delivery. Don't forget to tag us in your wrapped presents! We’d love to see all the creative ideas you come up with.