Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Gorgeous Gifts

Now that I've shared my gift guides with you [see Glam Girl, Gifts for Him, Girl on the Go, Gifts for the Host], and you've purchased all these fabulous gifts, you're going to need some equally as fabulous gift wrap! [*Confession: I stockpile wrapping paper. It's a serious addiction. If I spot a pretty paper, you bet your sweet A$$ I'm buying it!]

When it comes to gifting, my least favorite part is the shopping --it takes a lot of time and energy to hunt down the perfect gifts! Besides, we all know we shop best for ourselves ;D Anywho, my favorite part about gifting? Wrapping the gifts! I usually get frustrated half way through the wrapping process because it takes forever [when you have OCD like me], but once all the gifts are wrapped and gorgeous, the frustration is totally worth it.
[pic via my instagram]

For the men I'm shopping for this year, I'm using craft paper to wrap the gifts, then slapping on a sticky mustache in replace of bows. Craft paper is fun because the possibilities are endless! Add sparkly twine, paint on the paper, draw on the paper and make people guess which gift belongs to who, based off the drawings, doodle some designs with glue then add glitter and *shake it off* [thanks, Taylor], cut out some felt and do a little somethin like this, etc.

  [pic via my instagram]

For the girls I'm gifting, it's simple: glitter, shine, and sparkle, of course.

If you're still on the hunt for the perfect paper to show off under your tree, I am obsessed with this Kate Spade "reversible" wrapping paper and you can never go wrong with Gray Malin print! No time to order? My go-to places for wrapping paper is T.J.Maxx and Target. 
I love this wrapping paper.
This chevron is supes fancy.
This Elf on the Shelf gift wrap is too cute.
Here are some others that would look just lovely under the tree:


If you're not quite to the wrapping phase, and you're still having difficulties finding those perfect gifts, challenge yourself to a fancy DIY! Start by doing a little creeping on the giftee's DIY Pinterest board. We all know we pin a million things on Pinterest with full intent to actually complete them [whether that includes DIYs, recipes, exercising], buuut unfortunately, that rarely happens... #guilty. Do some browsing on your BFF's Pinterest boards and find yourself a project! Before you start, do some creeping on their Instagram [& maybe Facebook, too!]. We all know if they actually took the time to complete the DIY, it's on their Instagram! Fact: it never happened if it was not documented. If they did complete this project, and didn't share it, it was probably a flop. Not only will they be so happy for your success, but you saved yourself some dollahz and gifted them something you know is one of a kind :D Top it off with this DIY bow, tie it off with a cute gift tag like this one, and viola!

Stop by the blog Friday for a giveaway!
xx

16 comments:

  1. Your gift wrapping looks so gorgeous and side note can't believe I wasn't following you on instagram yet - that's clearly already changed!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  2. Hello Deanna! Thanks for sharing such wonderful wrapping ideas! Actually, I started my wrapping today. Just did a couple but tomorrow will be THE BIG WRAPPING DAY!. Loved the idea for wrapping the guys gifts. The mustache wrapping paper is super adorable:-) Thanks for sharing! XOXO, Jeannette

    www.msjeannieandhercloset.com

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    1. Thanks, Jeannette! I hope all your wrapping turned out just fab :D

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  3. That first pic is SOOOO insanely pretty! Love the wrapping :) Have a wonderful holiday!! -xx

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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    1. Thanks, Shauna! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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  4. I've never gotten that into wrapping because I'm just not that good at it. Even my boyfriend teases me for being a bad wrapper. Craft paper and mustaches sounds like the cutest thing ever though!

    xx freshfizzle

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    1. Haha! I understand. It's definitely not everyone's thing! Like I said, towards the end, I start giving up :/

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  5. Gift wrapping is one of the things I love about Christmas! There's just something about it that makes me feel good!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    1. Agreed! Fancying things up makes me feel good, too :D

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  6. I love wrapping gifts! I normally just use old paper bags and wrap all my presents in that. I know that sounds really weird but it turns out super cute! If you don't believe me here is a link: http://meandmr.com/post/69381228331/wrapping-idea
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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    1. Super cute! I use craft paper instead of paper bags but using old bags is a great idea to "go green"!

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  7. Love the wrapping paper!

    <a href="http://www.eatpraywearlove.com”>Eat Pray Wear Love</a>

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  8. Fantastic Pictures! Love it
    xo Jaime
    www.therealfashionista.com

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