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Wrapping and ribbons and bows, oh my!

17 Dec

Confession: I LOVE wrapping gifts. Even though it will be ripped to shreds in a few seconds, I like spending time to make each package look pretty. This year I’m going the more traditional route with Kraft paper, but there is still a lot you can do to make each gift unique.

Christmas Presents  | www.the-wild-child.com

Here are a few wrapping ideas:

-Seasonal Foliage-

Berry Present  | www.the-wild-child.com

I had some fake berries left over from my Halloween costume that I added to a few packages. Pine cones or an evergreen bough tied with ribbon would also look nice.

-Puffy Paint-

Puffy Paint Present | www.the-wild-child.com

Need I say more? Doesn’t puffy paint make any craft project better? Just be careful to apply lightly so it doesn’t soak through the paper. You could also use a metallic marker.


Stickers Present  | www.the-wild-child.com

I own an unreasonable amount of stickers for a 26-year-old, but I just can’t help it. I bought these adorable ones from Rifle Paper Co. last year, and I still love them.


Ribbon Present | www.the-wild-child.com

You can always keep it simple by adding a nice ribbon. Sometimes simple is best.

Happy wrapping!

Holiday Gift Guide: Travelers

28 Nov

Traveler Gift Ideas  | www.the-wild-child.com

Are you out enjoying the madness of Black Friday? I’m inside with my family watching movies and staying warm. I’d rather do a little online shopping than face the crowds. If you are out and about, here are some gift ideas for the traveler in your life:

  1. Gorgeous weekend bag for the perfect getaway, $120.
  2. Scratch map to keep track of their travels, $19.
  3. Travel journal to document their journeys, $18.
  4. The New York Times Europe guide, $32.
  5. Cute passport holder, $35.
  6. 4-in-1 adapter because you always need one, $25.
  7. Luggage scale to keep them in check, $20.
  8. Personalized luggage tag to prevent baggage claim guessing, $25.
  9. Mini steamer for a polished look anywhere, $35.
  10. Noise canceling headphones for obvious reasons, $99.

Anything you would add to the list? Happy shopping!