Giving presents is always fun, but what I especially like about it is the wrapping part of it. I mean, who doesn’t like to receive a gift that looks pretty? I really have a soft spot for beautiful paper, boxes, labels and ribbons, so when I buy something at a store of which I know it uses beautiful gift paper, I always ask if they can wrap what I bought as a present. …Uhm yeah, even when it’s for myself… I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who does this! :D

Just admit it - even if you don’t do it for the paper or the ribbons - you like to buy yourself presents too!


Here are some gifts I’ve wrapped lately. I love to use brown paper, as you can tell…


 play around with washi tape & printed paper
I filled a lined box with several small gifts to give to a mom-to-be at a baby shower
 use washi tape & twine to make a mini garland
with the right packaging, even homemade cupcakes & cookies make great gifts!

There’s one web shop I know which does a particular great job at nicely packing their products. Honestly, for me the packaging alone is enough  reason to buy something there. I’m talking about TiS Lifestyle: they sell beautiful home accessories and cute clothes & gifts for babies. I’ll get more into the actual products another time, first I want to show you their packaging! It’s obvious to see how much care they put in it. When you order something online, opening the package should be exciting, and with TiS Lifestyle it really is! Check out their cool and original packaging:


All photos: Noortje Emmerink, Mintstudio Creations
TiS Lifestyle uses “take out” boxes! and my favorite: the silver polka dot tissue paper, which is also great to reuse on your own gifts!

Make your own gift tag

A great way to make your present a bit more special is adding a tag. Simply write or stamp the name of the receiver on it, or write a personal message. Success guaranteed!

Click here to download the free gift tag printable I made for you

Tell me, what do you do to make your presents look good?




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