Gift Giving: 16 Ideas for Creative Gift Packaging and More

Find the most creative gift wrapping ideas with this collection. Your gifts will be almost too pretty to open!

By: Sari Lesk, Editor,
Gift Giving 16 Ideas for Creative Gift Packaging and More

Exchanging gifts is an important and cherished tradition for many occasions. Whether it's a friend's birthday, the holiday season, or a wedding, you always want your gift to make an impression and be remembered.

With all of the occasions for which people buy and exchange gifts, it can be difficult to constantly be creative without ever resorting to generic products.

As a crafter, you have the knowledge and skills to stay ahead of the gift-giving game. Because you have the creative gene, you can design your own gift wrap, gift tags, and even your own gifts.

If you're looking for some inspiration for all the elements that go into gift giving, check out the 16 projects below to find craft ideas that will surely make your next gift exchange a success.

PLUS! Keep the homemade appeal going by making a DIY card to pair with your beautifully wrapped gift. This video tutorial right below will provide you with a unique card making idea.

Gift Wrapping Ideas

Faux Mail Gift Wrap

Instead of wrapping the gifts you give in wrapping paper that blends into the crowd, try these craft ideas. These six projects will show you fantastic ideas for wrapping and topping gifts everyone will love. With these awesome wrapping ideas, you can be sure that your gifts will catch everyone's attention.

How to Make a Gift Bag

Chevron Striped Gift Bags

Some gifts are best given in a bag, but eye-catching gift bags can be hard to come by. Check out these tutorials to learn how to make a gift bag all by yourself. These two projects only require some inexpensive craft supplies and all of your creativity. Put your thinking cap on and see what you can create.

How to Make a Gift Box

Takeout Favor Box

When you're giving gifts that should be packaged in a box, make sure your gift box says, "This gift is from me!" Check out these tutorials to learn how to make one-of-a-kind gift boxes everyone will appreciate. DIY gift boxes are the perfect opportunities to show off your talents.

Free Gift Tag Ideas

Shimmer and Shine Fireworks Gift Tag

Make sure your gifts are addressed in a way that stands out. These tutorials are just the inspiration you need to make gift tags that will impress all your friends and loved ones. The gift giving process just wouldn't be complete with homemade gift tags designed by you.

DIY Gifts

Quilled Bird Necklace

Don't just make your gift packaging creative; make the gifts themselves creative too. These three projects would make great DIY gifts that people will treasure forever. Let your creative juices flow, and make homemade gifts people will really care about.

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