|Brown paper: Sam’s 99p store Tooting. Washi tape: £2 pack of 3, Muji. Stickers (part of a sticker book, £12, Kikki K. Stag kraft tags, 85p for pack of 8, Wilkinsons. Rubber stamps: £4.95, Muji. Seaweed lip balm, £15, Haeckels|
I don’t usually do wrapping ‘themes’. The main reason being that I always just use brown paper from my 99p store, then you can use it all year round – and then update it every Christmas with different ribbon, tape, stickers and stamps. More cost efficient, not so much waste and essentially more fun (if, like me, you love wrapping).
Anyway, I digress…present-wise, I save ribbon from gifts and packaging all year round and love using brown twine for presents (usually from Wilkinson), so cheap and looks effortless. Tiger also do great kraft paper labels, too – 10 for a £1.
Sometimes the best techniques are the simplest.
1. Alphabet rubber stamps, £4.95, Muji
2. Woodland gift stickers, £1.25, Paperchase
3. Gift tags, £4.50, Quill London
4. Gold deer stickers, £3.90, Etsy
5. Gold ‘open me’ washi tape, £4.50, Quill London
6. Navy star washi tape, £1.69, Etsy
7. Kraft paper tags, £1 for set of 5, Wilkinsons
8. Colour tassel gift tags, £5, Meri Meri
9. 2 label sheets, £3, Kikki K
And you might want a little something special to wrap all these up with…
|Crane scissors: £9.50, Quill London|
Francesca Kolar says
I also love wrapping and have also decided this year to go with brown paper and re-use all of the fancy ribbons i have received in the past, adding a few fun stickers along the way! Great minds think alike, but I quite like how rustic and simplistic they look, next year I will probably be back with the glittery paper! Merry Christmas, Frankie http://www.newgirlontheblog.me
Alexandra Stedman says
This year was partly abut saving money, and partly about using up all the leftover paper we had from last year! I love the idea of planning a theme….but I alws have loads of ribbons and spare paper that needs to be used and just can't bear to buy new each time! x
Thaarani U says
OMG only just discovered the store kikki k yesterday while out with friends. I spent ages in the store just looking at how beautiful everything was. You're right, it is definitely what London is missing. Love your wrapping 🙂
Alexandra Stedman says
I'm going to be a regular Kikki K shopper, for sure -so good for little gifts for friends, too! x