The Best Food-Themed Christmas Gift Wrap, Cards, Bags and Tags
Here's how to make what's outside your gift box just as pretty as what's inside!
There's no better feeling in the days leading up to Christmas than knowing that you've found the perfect gift for absolutely everyone on your holiday wish list. It's a big accomplishment, especially if the people you've been shopping for have various ages and personalities. While you should definitely relish in this accomplishment, your holiday to-do's don't stop just because your purchases have. Now, it's time to wrap up all your presents!
While we all know that one person who's Christmas gifts look like they jumped off the pages of a high-end magazine, wrapping your presents doesn't need to be complicated task. In fact, buying an adorably printed roll of wrapping paper, gift bag, tag or Christmas card is an easy way to elevate boxes big and small. Food-themed gift wrap is our absolute favorite category — not only does it add a humorous touch to absolutely anything you put it on, but it also really makes your boxes pop when they're stacked underneath your Christmas tree. I mean, it's pretty hard not to stare at a box that's covered in miniature deviled eggs, and not wonder what's inside! Here are some of our favorite sweet and savory gift wrap options available for purchase right now.
Trust us — this adorable avocado-themed paper is the ripe one for all your gifts! In all seriousness though, how cute are those little Santa beards and pom pom hats?! This roll also comes with 55 square feet of paper, so you should have more than enough to wrap some — if not all of your boxes!
Acclaimed children's book illustrator and freelance artist Brittany "Bea" Jackson designed this super-sweet gift wrap, which depicts beloved holiday desserts like pumpkin pie, sugar cookies, gingerbreads and cupcakes. Bakers will love this adorable paper — especially if a stand mixer or one of these other top baking gifts are inside!
Candy canes are the unofficial treat of holiday time, so naturally we had to include a candy cane-covered wrapping option on this list. This delicate flat wrap, designed by Amy Heitman, pairs the signature red-and-white striped snack on a bright pink background that's totally unmissable. To really play up the theme, tie your favorite brand of candy cane around each one of your presents with a bright red or pink bow.
What's Christmas without gingerbread cookies?! This vibrant paper features smiling versions of the beloved holiday sweet, along with steaming cups of sprinkle-topped mugs of cocoa, and will fill anyone who looks at it with warm and cozy vibes. Though it's perfect for all your gifts, we think kids would really enjoy tearing into this paper, perhaps while drinking their own cup of cocoa.
Atlanta-based illustrator and owner of Paper Raven Co., Erin McManness put together this charming wrapping paper. It features a yummy assortment of baked goods, like Yule logs and gingerbread houses, and comes in sheet form, so you won't have to worry about making additional space in a closet or drawer to store it once you are done with all your holiday wrapping.
If you have an oddly-shaped gift box that's impossible to wrap with paper, this funky gift bag from Paper Source makes a great alternative. To really play up the candy cane nostalgia, stuff it with this red-and-white-striped tissue paper. Quantities are limited, so order soon!
While the design of this gift bag isn't the most Christmas-y on the list, its bright color will make your nearest and dearest forget all about December's frosty temperatures...for a few seconds at least. Its rectangular shape also makes it perfect for gifts that are a bit on the larger side and it's more evergreen design means that the recipient can use it for other things later on.
If you prefer subtler designs, this gold-foiled gift bag makes a lovely purchase. It's covered in tiny depictions of Christmas delights like cookie plates, roll cakes, hot cocoa and candy canes. The design is also offered on small, medium and large-sized bags, so you can get a variety to hold all the packages on your gifting pile.
We couldn't resist putting another Bea Jackson design on this list. This breathtaking bag depicts Bea's beloved character little Brittany as she stares excitedly at an assortment of Christmas desserts and perfectly embodies one of our favorite Christmas activities: eating sweets!
These darling gingerbread-shaped gift tags from Etsy star-seller Sassy Scrappy Designs features heart- and zigzag-shaped cutouts, plus cute little scarves made from actual baker's twine, to give both store-bought and homemade gifts an extra-special touch.
These super cute coffee cup-shaped gift tags are available in sets of 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25, and feature festive designs made from a lovely variety of seasonal cardstock and scrapbooking paper. Seller Gabbys Crafts N Things also offers a similarly-themed long-sleeved T-shirt, which makes a very fun gift, in case you still need something extra for someone on your list!
These simply designed gift tags feature a watercolor cup of cocoa, and leave you with more than enough room to write a short or long message of your choice. For added sweetness, tape the tag to a bag of hot cocoa mix to give your gift reciever an additional treat.
If you have that one person in your life who loves to display all the holiday cards they receive on their mantel after they open them, this cookie-themed one is a great choice. The pop-out design also spins a little when you open the card, so it's a card and a show all-in-one.