Get Personal…with your Gift Wrapping

It’s time to get personal…with your gift wrapping that is.  The shopping is finally done, now comes the fun part! Personalizing your gift wrapping can be cheap and really show how much thought you put into your gift giving.  There are plenty of items found around your home, outdoors or even in a resale shop that can take your gift wrapping to the next level.

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  • A gift in a gift:  Try wrapping your gift with something that your gift receiver can use such as: a scarf, t-shirt, or embellish with a brooch, bracelet or charm.  Baking a great dish for a party can be nice. Leaving your host with a beautiful baking dish, spatula, etc. is even better!
  • Go OUTSIDE the box…or outside the house! Using pine cones, pine twigs or anything of the like can really spruce up your gift.
  • Personalize. Tags are well and good but sometimes it’s as easy as just printing someone’s name across the wrapping paper. Use big bold letters. Try stamps, paint, glue & glitter or magazine letter cut outs. Also try copying a definition of what describes your gift receiver from the dictionary and wrap the gift with that definition.

Materials to look for:

  • Butcher paper
  • News Paper- the funnies work well, stay away from anything too gloomy!
  • Tissue Paper
  • Wax Paper
  • Coffee Filters


  • Brooch
  • Bracelet
  • Scarf
  • Pine Cones
  • Colored Tape
  • Doilies
  • Burlap
  • Bells
  • Twine

Here are some great sights for extra inspiration!

Gift Wrapping Video from Daily Candy-

Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas from the Inspired Room:

Ideas from Bugs and Fishes Blog:

Inspiration pictures from : and

About Headley Whitney Museum

We are a decorative arts museum located in the heart of the Bluegrass. Opened in 1968 by George Headley III, a noted jewelry designer from the mid-twentieth century. Our permanent collection includes the Marylou Whitney Estate dollhouses, Library, Jewel Room and galleries for temporary exhibitions.
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