Wrapping presents in store-bought gift wrap and ready-made bows is *so* last year. This holiday season, kick your gifting game up a notch with DIY gift toppers. When your friends and family compliment your presentation, go ahead and tell them you DIYed the wrapping — just know that they may want tips for next year. Check out our 17 favorite gift wrapping toppers for some creative inspo, below.


1. Ornament Cluster Gift Topper: Pick up an extra set of ornaments at the store and tie them onto your presents to make a bauble cluster. SO cute and festive. (via Homey Oh My!)


2. Washi Tape + Ornaments: Only have white paper left? Spice it up with some washi tape. For added flair, tie a monochromatic ornament or slip a small twig from your Christmas tree under the ribbon. Your friends will be seriously impressed. (via Almost Makes Perfect)


3. Pom Pom Toppers: Snag a few spools of bakers twine to make fun pom poms to put on every present. They’re definitely the stick-on bow’s *way* cooler cousin. (via Brit + Co)


4. Confetti Gift Topper: Keep it easy with a simple tied bow, but add confetti to your wrapping paper to make it the cutest present your friend will open all season. (via The House That Lars Built)


5. Paper Snowflakes, Candy Canes + Cinnamon Sticks: Paper snowflakes aren’t just for decorating, just like how candy canes and cinnamon sticks aren’t just for your sweet tooth. Add them to your Christmas gift for A+ presentation. (via Confetti Sunshine)


6. Paper Feather Gift Toppers: On Wednesdays, we gift pink. If you’re not about that red and green life, opt for this modern feather DIY. (via Fácil y Sencillo)


7. Yarn Tassel Gift Topper: The best part about this tassel topper is that your recipient can reuse it year after year. Call it the Sisterhood of the Traveling, uh… Gift Topper. (via Art as Life)


8. Paper Origami Gift Topper: Get your origami on and make paper stars to add a little celestial presence to your presents this year. Use clothes pins to add the to/from tags. (via Il Castello Di Zucchero)


9. Christmas Tree + Washi Tape Gift Topper: Did you run out of ribbon? This DIY is more than a little genius: Snip a piece off your Christmas tree (sorry, tree!) and tape it onto the gift with decorative washi tape. (via Walk in Love)


10. Bunched Loops of Velcro: Guess what? This gift topper is made out of Velcro. Yep, you really can top off a gift with *anything* you have lying around the house. Get those creative juices flowing. (via Brit + Co)


11. Simple Star Gift Topper: This present presentation is perfect for the girly girl in your life. Who doesn’t love glittered stars and pink polka dots? Bonus: Now she has a wand. (via My Paradissi)


12. Button-Tied Gift: You probably have a few extra buttons in your craft drawer, right? Right. Before tying the ribbon into a bow, string on a button or two to create this fun DIY. (via Craft and Creativity)


13. Pattern Holiday Gift Tags: This printable gift tag is a great option if you’re running low on time. No need to fuss with making the prettiest bow, because this printable does all the work for you. (via Eat Drink Chic)


14. Velcro Traditional Curls: Don’t waste your time with curling ribbon. Instead, use Velcro. It’s so quick and easy that you’ll have your presents wrapped in no time. (via Brit + Co)


15. Holiday Mail Stripes Gift Tags: Instead of topping off your presents with an extravagant DIY, let an oversized gift tag do all the work. This holiday mail printable is a great option. (via Eat Drink Chic)


16. Fresh Flower Gift Topper: Between the bakers twine, patterned gift tag and flowers, this gift presentation is on point. What girl (or guy!) doesn’t love fresh flowers? (via Studio DIY)


17. Paper Pinwheel Toppers: These pinwheel toppers are so adorable that your friend might be afraid to dig into the present. Guess that means you are just that good at wrapping presents ;) (via Brit + Co)

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