These Holiday-Neutral Wrapping Paper Options Are Perfect for All of Your Seasonal Gifts
Pretty packages are right this way—here are the best rolls rounded up whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or the New Year.
Your shopping is complete, and you've found (or made) the perfect present. But it's not ready for offering until it's wrapped up right. Wrapping paper comes in all colors, finishes, and patterns for the holiday season. But alas, at the end of that jolly season, most of the rolls printed with candy canes, poinsettias, and "Merry Christmas" wishes seem unusable all year-round. And what of the proper etiquette in gifting someone with an offering who celebrates a different holiday than you? The idea becomes more complicated still with group gift exchanges and Secret Santas via mail.
Enter holiday-neutral gift packaging: These rolls of wrapping paper come in simple yet elegant finishes (such as kraft paper in gold and charcoal or an iridescent sheen that looks like wrapped candy) as well as patterns and colors that can be used for almost any occasion in December and even beyond. Classic flora and fauna, stars, and worldly textiles make wrapping paper befitting birthdays and baby showers. Have a bundle of gifts to dole out this year? Assign each family member a different wrapping paper, and you won't even need gift tags. (This is a fun way for everyone to identify his or her presents.) As a finishing touch, add embellishments in the form of gift tags, ribbon tied into bows, and other toppers.
Boxes wrapped in a beautiful paper become keepsakes all their own. But even just a bit of patterned or textured paper, thoughtfully folded, can transform any plain package into a fitting surprise.
Courtesy of Sugar Paper's studio in Los Angeles, this icy blue wrapping paper is printed with white handwritten "Holiday Love"—perfect, no matter which one you celebrate.
Shop Now: Sugar Paper Blue "Holiday Love" Gift Wrap, $6, target.com.
Starry Night Skies
Inspired by a midnight sky, this wrapping paper rolls out into a deep, dark blue that's scattered with silver stars. What's more, the paper used to produce this gift wrap is made from timber grown in sustainable forests and is fully recyclable.
Shop Now: The White Company "Starry Night" Wrapping Paper, $12, whitecompany.com.
This minimalist wrapping paper is essentially two rolls in one: The two-sided recycled kraft paper is coated matte black on one side and natural kraft on the reverse, meaning it works to wrap up twice the fun.
Shop Now: CB2 Kraft Gift Wrap, in Black and Gold, $9.95, cb2.com.
Sunbursts and Starbursts
Add a touch of magic to your gift. In mid-century modern style, these gilded motifs pop against the crimson red backdrop in a shimmering foil.
Shop Now: Papyrus "Magic Star" Wrapping Paper, $9.95, thecontainerstore.com.
Classic patterns and prints will work for any occasion. Green and gold pair beautifully together in this wrapping paper. Each continuous roll of paper is printed in the America using earth-friendly dyes.
Shop Now: Caspari Diamond Brocade Wrapping Paper, $25, amazon.com.
These assorted wrapping papers are prints of original vintage and contemporary textiles sourced from Tibet, Bolivia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uzbekistan and Guatemala—and they suit a variety of styles. With each purchase, royalties benefit the textile artists.
Shop Now: St. Frank Bold Wrapping Paper, $18, stfrank.com.
In 2012, Meg and Chad Gleason bought a century-old letterpress, intent on charming the stationery world with unique dip-dye touches and hand-painted designs. The result? Moglea—one-of-a-kind paper goods like this polka-dot patterned gift-wrap crafted in their Audubon, Iowa studio.
Shop Now: Moglea Bronte "Dot" Wrapping Paper Roll, $12, shop.moglea.com.
With a pearlescent sheen, this paper offers a luxe way to wrap presents this season and for any special occasion on the calendar.
Shop Now: Anthropologie Pearlescent Wrapping Paper, $10, anthropologie.com.
Make gifts even more special as a keepsake by packaging them in happy memories of you and the recipient.
Shop Now: Leanne Friedberg "Line Doodle Photo Frames" Personalized Wrapping Paper, $15 for 5 sheets, minted.com.
Featuring festive winterberry illustrations, these pre-cut sheets bring an extra touch of charm to wrapping presents this season.
Shop Now: Rifle Paper Co. Winterberries Wrapping Sheets, $8.50 for three sheets, riflepaperco.com.
A stylish art deco style print along with touches of gold foil make for an elegant wrap. And best of all: this paper is made of stone, not trees, meaning it's eco-friendly, water-resistant, recyclable, reusable and it cuts smoothly.
Shop Now: Paper Source Art Deco Gold Foil Stone Wrapping Paper, $7.46, papersource.com.
Gray Malin's awe-inspiring aerial photographs are shot from a doorless helicopter, creating stunning visual celebrations of color and repetition. This dual-roll set of gift wrap features a team of colorful skiers and a wintry landscape.
Shop Now: Gray Malin The Snow Holiday Gift Wrap Set, $17, amazon.com.
It's presents upon presents! Made in New York City, spruce up your gift giving with this chic six sheet set of gift wrap featuring boxes tied up in bows.
Shop Now: Mr. Boddington's Studio Pink Presents Gift Wrap, $14, maisonette.com.
Objets d' Art
A nod to the ingenuity of decoupage artist John Derian, these sheets of gift-wrap paper are reprints of a collection of 19th- and early-20th-century wallpapers Derian found through an antiques dealer in Paris.
Shop Now: John Derian "Bits" Wrapping Paper for five sheets, $10, johnderian.com.