Sure, colorful wrapping paper in fun prints can bring smiles to the little ones’ faces, but what if you want to create elegant gifts for the young AND the young at heart? Our resident gift wrapping experts have put their heads together to come up with these gorgeous examples of elegant holiday gifts with sophisticated style. And the best part is, it all starts with simple white wrapping paper!


  • White wrapping paper (or another neutral shade)
  • Satin ribbon in a coordinating hue
  • Buttons, bells, faux flowers and pinecones—whatever catches your eye!
  • Holiday gift tags from Tiny Prints (we used our Vibrant Anemones design)

Step One: Wrap the Present

The best advice our expert gift wrapper has is to make sure to cut the wrapping paper down to the correct size to reduce bulges, and to make sure your folds are crisp and neat.

Step Two: Add the Bells and Whistles (Literally!)

My personal favorites are these little gold buttons, but we also played with bells, poinsettias, pine cones and decorative buttons as well. Which look do you like best?

Don’t Forget About Party Favors, Too!

It’s amazing what simple white boxes, a few treats and a Tiny Prints gift tag can do to transform your party favors into something that’s unforgettably chic.

What’s your best advice for wrapping gifts and packaging party favors? Leave us a comment and let us know!

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