How to Wrap Your Christmas Gifts: 5 Easy & Impressive Techniques

Last updated: December 4th, 2023 Published on: December 2, 2019

For some people, spending the best part of a day on the floor in front of the TV wrapping all their Christmas presents while festive films play in the background is one of the highlights of the Christmas celebrations. If you’re not one of those people though, don’t worry. Whether wrapping Christmas presents is a joy or a chore to you, we’ve got you covered with five easy gift-wrapping tips and tricks that’ll have your presents looking pro in no time 🎁

So, here’s our five top technique to make your life easier and turn wrapping your presents into a fun activity that anyone can excel at in no time! Crack open the mulled wine, grab a mince pie and put some festive tunes on and let’s get started…

1. Make a Wrapping Paper Gift Bag for Bulky Items

Struggling to tackle those bigger and bulkier presents with difficult shapes? Slip it into a gift bag made from Christmas wrapping paper – it’s easier than you might think! Simply follow the video tutorial below for a quick and easy solution to those problem gifts. Plus, you’ll save money by not having to buy a special gift bag from a shop! You’ll need a pair of scissors, clear tape, wrapping paper and maybe a ribbon or gift tag for that extra touch.


  1. Cut enough wrapping paper to cover the item
  2. Lay your paper flat and fold the right and left sides to overlap nicely depending on your wrapping paper pattern and tape together
  3. Fold the bottom of the wrapping paper in a rectangle to create the bottom of your gift bag
  4. Hold the two sides and flatten out the corners to make a square shape
  5. Fold the top and bottom corners towards the middle and tape
  6. Open your bag and fold the top over
  7. Place your present inside and tape
  8. Decorate with a ribbon, gift tag, or tape your Christmas card to the front

Et voila! You’ve just made your gift bag!

Tip: If your present is a little heavy, you might like to add a cardboard cut-out to the bottom of your gift bag.

2. Wrap Bottles as Mini Christmas Trees!

Make your bottle-shaped gifts stand out this year by wrapping them as little Christmas trees, it’s surprisingly easy to do! You’ll need to gauge how much wrapping paper you’ll need by cutting enough to cover your prezzie, and then cut a big enough rectangle to make a conic shape. Follow along with the video below to make your little bottle trees.


  1. Simply gauge how much wrapping paper you will need by cutting enough wrapping paper to cover your prezzie
  2. Cut a big enough rectangle
  3. Make a conic shape and insert a bottle
  4. Fold the bottom and tape it

Tip: Use green-themed wrapping paper to make them look like a Christmas tree. Plus, once you’re done, they will sit very nicely next to it – just like cute mini tree replicas!

3. Create a Wrapping Paper Envelope for any Gift Cards or Cheques

Add a nice touch to any gift cards or Christmas card gifts by crafting your own festive envelope, perfect for slipping in a gift card or a cheque. You can create it entirely yourself with any wrapping paper you’d like! Just follow these quick steps to jazz up any boring plain card envelope.


  1. Take your square paper and fold it in half across the diagonal
  2. Fold the right corner over a third of the way across
  3. Fold the left corner over to meet the right corner
  4. You should now have two triangle pockets: open them back out and slide the left triangle into the right pocket, and press everything flat
  5. Fold the top triangle piece down to form the envelope flap
  6. To fill, fold the top piece of the triangle flap down. There should be a pocket inside. Fill with your card or goodies and seal with a sticker or some tape

4. Easy Festive Wrap for Flowers or Bouquets

Remove your supermarket flowers’ plastic and aesthetic wrapping, and choose one that will make an impact, or just bring a laugh to your recipient. For example, why not customise our wrapping paper with a bright Christmassy red “Every day I’m brusseling” around a plain white flower bouquet? All you’ll need is a pretty, classy, or funny Christmas wrapping paper and some tape.


  1. Cut a large rectangle
  2. Fold it in half but slightly on the side
  3. Wrap around your fresh flowers
  4. Tighten with a ribbon or twine

Tip: Don’t forget to place your Christmas card in the middle of it.

How to wrap flowers

5. The Japanese Swivel Blitz

Okay, now we’re getting into serious gift wrapping prowess, but don’t worry this method is easier than it sounds… The viral Japanese swivel blitz is a unique and quick wrapping technique from Japanese origins which only requires one bit of tape or a sticker. Master this technique and you’ll be able to flaunt your festive skills this Christmas as everyone marvels at your incredible wrapping quality. So if you don’t want to fiddle with bits of tape cutting, simply try this innovative method.
Check out this easy-to-follow video by BeatTheBush with a brilliant step by step tutorial on wrapping your Christmas presents super quickly.

We hope you enjoyed our easy to make wrapping gift techniques and feel confident enough to try at least one of them. Don’t forget that you can jazz up any packaging by sticking on colourful pompoms, adding a thick satin ribbon, or even using spray mount glitter to give any present an extra festive look 😉

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