It's time to start thinking Christmas 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.
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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.
3. Give Christmas gift wrap a touch of tropical
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
14. Go bold and funky with mis-matched patterns
Your presents will certainly stand out under the tree with these bright and colourful designs. These reversible wrapping papers are available exclusively with the December issue of Real Homes magazine, which is out now.
15. A very unique gift box
An alternative to the more traditional Christmas gift wraps, we're in love with this Gift Truck from Geschenke.de. Its cute and unique design makes it the perfect option for more special gifts, or simply stuffed full of sweets.
16. Choose a gift wrap with an alternative Christmas theme
While Father Christmas, his elves, and the reindeer make recurring appearances on Christmas gift wrap – the slightly lesser featured Christmas narrative characters can make great (and equally festive) alternatives.
We love the Rainbow Nutcracker Gift Wrap from John Lewis & Partners.
17. Choose a paper covered in sprouts (because why not?)
The Marmite of Christmas dinner, whether sprouts should be present on the big day is a question that divides the nation. One thing we can all agree on, however, is how wonderful this Sprouts Wrapping Paper from Paperchase is.
18. Invest in a sustainable gift wrap
If you're looking to make more earth conscious decisions this Christmas, changing your wrapping paper is a great start. We love the idea of these Tipped Tree Reversible Gift Wrap Sheets from Wrag Wrap, which come with two festive prints, fold to wrap a variety of different sized Christmas presents and can be used year after year.
If you're looking for more eco-friendly Christmas ideas, take a look at out guide.
19. For those on the nice and the naughty list
We love this playful Naughty Or Nice Gift Wrap Roll from Oliver Bonas, which is perfect for people on both lists (as well as those who fall somewhere in between). We've helped you with the wrapping paper, what you put inside is up to you...
20. Give the gift of gorgeous wrapping paper
If you're gifting something extra special, it's worth choosing a gorgeous wrapping paper that will enhance the present giving experience.
This Conifer Christmas Gift Wrap from The Natural History Museum is formed with high quality paper and comes in a gorgeous double-sided print, making it perfect for the gifts you really can't wait to give.
21. Beautiful (and budget friendly) gift wrap
Providing proof that gorgeous wrapping paper doesn't have to cost the earth, this gorgeous George Home Gold Stars Wrap from ASDA is not only sufficiently sparkly for the Christmas season, but only costs £1.50. Bargain.