13 best Christmas gift wraps

Do you take pride in the wrapping Christmas presents? Find inspiration with our pick of 2018's best gift wrap...

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If you've got present shopping sorted (having browsed our Christmas gift guides), it's time to start thinking gift wrap. Whether you're looking for traditional styles or contemporary designs that do the work for you, or ideas and inspiration for personalising wrapped gifts, find inspiration with our pick of 2018's best Christmas gift wraps. 

1. Alpine gift wrap for the skiing fanatic in your life

Made in Great Britain using FSC approved paper, we love the retro feel of this Christmas Skiing Wrapping Paper by Chase and Wonder. Complete with gorgeous illustrations, all with a festive feel, it's the perfect choice for the skiing enthusiast in your life.

2. Choose a traditional festive print

A traditional choice for Christmas gift wrap, you can't go wrong with Christmas florals in red, green and white shades. The Multicolour Timeless Tradition Wrapping Paper from  B&Q is part of a larger Enchanted Winter Collection. 

holly and berries gift wrap on white background by B&Q

(Image: © B&Q)

3. Give Christmas gift wrap a touch of tropical

A favourite, the Emerald Bauble Toucan Gift Wrap from John Lewis & Partners adds a tropical feel to Christmas as part of a larger Emerald Theme.

blue christmas wrapping paper with toucans and baubles

(Image: © John Lewis)

4. Add a personal touch to brown paper

Brown paper packages tied up with string are a timeless option for Christmas gift wrap, particularly when paired with pretty ribbon, gift tags and sprigs of festive foliage.

Pick up brown paper and gift wrapping accessories at John Lewis.

natural paper with ribbon by period living

(Image: © Period Living)

5. Opt for a funky (and festive) repeat print

While penguins aren't strictly Christmas, we love the contemporary design of the Penguin Sheet Wrap from U Studio and its wintery feel. Designed using a unique repeat print of illustrated penguins, we love the use of a coral tone to break up the monochrome.                                            

penguin gift wrap by u studio

(Image: © U Studio)

6. Decorate a simple gift wrap with colourful rainbow tape

If you're looking to spruce up a plain gift wrap, invest in colourful ribbons or tape for a fun and festive feel. We love this Rainbow Tape from The National Theatre Bookshop.

rainbow ribbon by the national theatre bookshop

(Image: © National Theatre Bookshop)

7. Keep Christmas trad with a National Trust print

Designed in-house and exclusively for National Trust, the Winter Orchard Berries Gift Wrap is the epitome of traditional Christmas (would we expect any less?!) Available in a gift wrap or gift bag form, there's a style to suit all. 

holly print gift wrap by the national trust

(Image: © The National Trust)

8. Choose personalised gift wrap for someone special 

With personalisation all the rage this Christmas, why stop at gift wrap? We love the combination of a Christmas-inspired llama and cactus print (how trendy) with the option for personalisation. 

Find the Cheerful Llama Personalised Gift Wrap at The Handmade Christmas Co. 

personalised gift wrap with white background and llama cactus print by handmade christmas co

(Image: © Handmade Christmas Co.)

9. A cool and contemporary polar print

Successfully channelling winter vibes through a cool and contemporary design, we love this Polar Sheet Wrap from U Studio. The addition of drawn on glasses gives the repeat polar print a unique and modern feel.

blue gift wrap with white polar bears by u studio

(Image: © U Studio)

10. Embrace festive reds

Warm red tones are a popular choice for Christmas gift wrap, particularly those with a taste for all things traditional or Scandi-inspired. 

A go-to for paper and design quality, you can't beat John Lewis. This year we particularly love their Rainbow Ditsy Berry, Red Kraft and Ruby Palm Gift Wrap.

red wrapping paper for christmas by john lewis

(Image: © John Lewis)

11. Keep Christmas gift wrap budget-friendly

Affordable, with a significant Danish influence, Flying Tiger is a one-stop shop for Christmas gift wrap. We love the finish of their Natural Gift Wrap complete with oh-so-Christmassy repeat patterns – we're talking holly wreaths, a very Nordic Father Christmas and gift prints. 

natural wrapping paper with christmas designs by flying tiger

(Image: © Flying Tiger )

12. Choose contemporary copper shades 

A popular colour trend throughout 2018, copper tones make a great choice for a contemporary Christmas gift wrap this festive season; particularly when paired with deep blue tones. 

We love this Copper & Navy Christmas Gift Wrap Pack from M&S, complete with complementary ribbon and gift tags.

star blue and copper christmas gift wrap from m&s

(Image: © M&S)

13. Hint at Christmas with a funky, star design

We love gift wrap that hints at Christmas, without being designed exclusively for the festive season. This Stars Gift Wrap Roll from Oliver Bonas is a great example, giving Christmas a distinctly contemporary edge.

green wrapping paper with stars by oliver bonas

(Image: © Oliver Bonas)

Now you've got the gift wrap, fancy browsing our Christmas gift guides?