Frosted greys

House Beautiful (UK) - - Giftwrapping Ideas -

7 SPOT ON

Fes­tive rib­bons tied over black and white spotty pa­pers cre­ate a mod­ern ef­fect. Add wooden tags to soften the look. Stock­ings aren’t just for Santa to fill; they of­fer a fun way for every­one to give presents – per­fect if you don’t like fid­dly wrap­ping. Deer stock­ing, £27; stripe stock­ing, £33; wood gift tag, £6.50; stick­ers, from £5.75; rib­bon, £8.50 for 10m; Christ­mas card, £1.20; gar­land pa­per, £6.50 for 10m; all Bloom­ingville

8 ICE FOR­EST

Wrap presents in pa­per with a win­ter scene, dec­o­rate with sparkling ‘Let It Snow’ rib­bons and pile up be­neath a frosty tree. To get neat ends on your gifts, use dou­ble-sided tape un­der the pa­per so it won’t be seen. Mid­win­ter For­est wrap­ping pa­per, £12.50 for 10m; Let It Snow rib­bon, £10.50; zinc tree skirt, £25; all Cox & Cox

9 DEC­O­RA­TIVE DE­TAILS

Make what’s on the out­side al­most as spe­cial as what’s on the in­side. Wrap a length of white pa­per rib­bon round and round your gift, tuck in a scented pine sprig and dec­o­rate with a char­coal felt rein­deer and a matt gold bauble. Christ­mas ball, £4.13; rein­deer, £1.30; both House Doc­tor. Find sim­i­lar wrap­ping pa­per at Paper­chase

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