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Gorgeous Holiday Wrapping Paper Practically Too Pretty To Open

Long gone are the days of boring gift bags and typical wrapping paper. We love the unique designs, vintage patterns, and one-of-a-kind gift accessories on Etsy — the possibilities are endless!

You can find the perfect wrapping paper for everyone on your list, be it that special foodie, your animal-loving best friend, the relative that shines all year round, or the cabin-dreaming cousin.

We’ve asked DIY and wrapping experts to share the secrets to wrapping with style.

Their advice? Shop outside the big box to dress up your gifts with unique finds for every personality.

No matter what style you’re feeling this holiday season, this roundup of unique gift-wrapping ideas inspired by Etsy is bound to delight. Get inspired and then shop the look to make your wrapping as special as the gift itself.

1. The Glamour Maven

1. The Glamour Maven
Janine Ngai for LittleThings

Looking to impress that glamorous friend in your life? Start by choosing a bold statement paper, then add glitzy accents such as ribbons for a stylish spin.

Shop Now: Gold Strokes Gift Wrapping, $8.50; Champagne and Gold Satin Ribbon, $28; Burgundy Glitter Tinsel String, $3.55; and Gold Foil Gift Tag, $16.

2. The Dog Lover

2. The Dog Lover
Janine Ngai for LittleThings

Whether you know someone with one beloved pup or a house full of rescues, gifting a present with this modern dog-print paper will win you a huge hug from any animal lover. Plus, it’s eco-friendly, so you can show you care about the environment as well as those furry friends.

Shop Now: Modern Dog Recycled Gift Wrap, $7; Red and Silver Gift Wrap Kit, $20; Holly Wreath Gift Tags, $12.

3. The Rustic Trendsetter

3. The Rustic Trendsetter
Janine Ngai for LittleThings

For a bespoke and beautiful look, wrap presents with trendy chalkboard paper. Afterward, add an engraved wood Christmas gift tag, or forgo the tag altogether and personalize each present with chalk.

Shop Now: Chalkboard Wrapping Paper, $9.25; Rustic Jute Twine, $3.95; Red and Silver Gift Wrap Kit, $20; Engraved Wood Christmas Gift Tags, $15.

4. The Foodie

4. The Foodie
Janine Ngai for LittleThings

Chances are, you have someone on your shopping list who is a bona fide foodie. This fun taco wrap is sure to please any food lover on your list. (And don’t be surprised if your loved one saves and recycles this wrap for their own gift giving — it’s just that cute,  while also being thick enough to be used more than once.)

Shop Now: Taco Wrapping Paper, $4; Emerald Green Satin Ribbon, $2; Travel-Inspired Gift Tags, $4.

5. The Minimalist

5. The Minimalist
Janine Ngai for LittleThings

For the minimalist, less is more. This thoughtful gift only uses confetti wrapping paper, a letterpress tag, and beautiful turquoise deerskin lace that can be used more than once.

Shop Now: Celebration Confetti Wrapping Paper, $4; To/From Gift Tags, $4; Turquoise Deerskin Lace, $2.98.

6. The Fun Mom

6. The Fun Mom
Janine Ngai for LittleThings

“Fun moms” refuse to be boring, so why limit your color palette to red and green? Finding a fab gift wrap requires a little creativity, which is why we especially love this sweet-but-chic screen-printed gift wrap that perfectly captures a mom’s joyful personality.

Shop Now: Merry Type Screen Printed Gift Wrap, $10; Black and Pink Gift Tags, $12; Pink Italian Cotton Ribbon, $18.

7. The Traditionalist

7. The Traditionalist
Janine Ngai for LittleThings

Looking for gift wrap with some old-school appeal? Start with your basic red and green colors, then adorn with tinsel and lace to add classic holiday charm.

Shop Now: Jingle Gift Wrap, $9; Green Satin Ribbon, $2; Red Lace Ribbon, $4.80; Letterpress Christmas Tag, $12; Red Velvet And Crochet Trim Ribbon, $2.60.

8. The Life Of The Party

8. The Life Of The Party
Janine Ngai for LittleThings

We all have that one friend who is always the center of attention at every party. Make the gift wrap just as bold, bright, and festive with a metallic-gold accent. Top with a triangle foil tag and jingle bells to add extra flair.

Shop Now: Metallic-Gold Gift Wrap, $7.75; Triangle Foil Gift Tags, $4; Red and Silver Gift-Wrap Kit, $20.

On Etsy, there’s something for everyone. As part of their Difference Makes Us campaign, they’re celebrating people’s individual tastes with an important message: What makes us different is also what brings us together. We can all cheer to that!

WATCH THE VIDEO below to see how we can all celebrate the differences that make us unique this holiday season.

We’d also love to hear which styles are your favorite — SHARE in the comments and let us know what you end up buying!

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