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16 Holiday Gift Toppers You Can DIY

If you’re gunning to win best gift wrapper this Christmas, there’s one other thing to consider besides beautiful gift wrap, and that’s awesome gift toppers! Let’s just say, it’s the equivalent of a cherry on top of a scoop of ice cream—it’s a simple addition that makes the moment feel instantly extra special. These 16 gift toppers that you can DIY are sure to make any package stand out under the tree.


1. Sparkly Gift Wrap Toppers: We love to see what happens when people think outside of the box with their materials, like this glittery ribbon. On this first package, it creates a beautiful woven pattern on top of plain wrapping paper, and on the second, it’s looped to make a perfectly tied bow. (via The Sweetest Occasion)

2. Mini Wreath Toppers: How great are these mini wreaths? Made from sprigs of seeded eucalyptus and rosemary, these scented tags are undeniably charming. (via Frolic!)

3. Tinsel Bow Toppers: It’s easy to go overboard with tinsel, but these bows use just the right amount to make this white-wrapped gift stand out from the pack. Just be sure to knot the bunch of tinsel before you trim it—it’s easier to handle that way. (via Whimseybox)

4. Adorned Glitter Clothespin Toppers: These quirky gift toppers are just too cute. Be sure to tell the recipient that once their package has been opened, these glittery clothespins can be used as ornaments—just clip ‘em to a tree! (via Creature Comforts)

5. Paper Snowflakes: This definitely isn’t a kindergarten-level paper snowflake! (Do you see how amazingly intricate it is?) Once you get the folding technique down, it’s all a matter of making the right cuts. Then hang as garland or use as a gift topper! (via How About Orange)

6. Neon Tassel Gift Topper: There are an insane number of ways to use colorful rope, including as tassels for gift toppers! And you know we’d never say no to a neon gift topper. ;) (via The Apron)

7. Wool Acorn Gift Toppers: We can’t decide what we like more about these adorable gift toppers: their foraged tops or their colorful, wool-felted base. Either way, we’re just nuts about ‘em! (We had to!) (via Free People Blog)

8. Pom Pom Topper: This DIY basic has quickly become the go-to gift topper, and we’re totally okay with that! If you haven’t made a pom pom—they’re so easy! This is a must-try for this holiday season. (via Cotton & Flax)

9. Stitched Gift Tags: There’s something so special about these stitched toppers, which give these gifts an extremely personal touch. Red embroidery thread makes the crisp printed gift tags pop on the packaging. (via Shim Tokk)

10. Foil Baking Cup Toppers: We’re obsessed with the idea of using foil baking cups as decorative gift toppers. Plus, how chic is this gold and metallic pink color palette? (via Hey Look)

11. Duct Tape Gift Wrap: Once you top your gifts with duct tape (you know it comes in like, 100 colors and patterns, right?), there’s no going back to that clear office supply variety! It adds such a significant sheen to a kraft paper-wrapped gifts. (via The Sweetest Occasion)

12. Sponge Letter Gift Toppers: We can sum up these gift toppers in two words: merry and bright! A glue-soaked sponge in the shape of an initial holds colorful sprinkles in place—just be sure to tell the kiddos it’s not for eating! (You can always sub in confetti to make it look less cake-like). (via Créme de la Craft)

13. Tree Gift Toppers: We love how festive embroidery floss take these twigs to gift-worthy levels. The addition of a silver star adds a perfect hint of glam to the natural looking materials. (via Fellow Fellow)

14. Pom Pom Trim: You won’t believe how easy it is to get this colorful look! Ready for it? There’s no making involved! We highly recommend you add pom pom yarn to your gift wrapping prep list. ;) (via Small Good Things)

15. Washi Tape Bunting: Here’s another genius way to use washi tape. Just lay strips of the colorful adhesive across some kraft paper and cut into geometric trim. (via Creature Comforts)

16. Neon Animal Favors: These neon painted animal gift toppers have a total Babes in Toyland feel going on, and we just can’t get enough. Looking for a chicer approach? Try painting the toys gold! (via Hello Bee)

What’s your gift wrapping routine like? Do you go all out with beautiful paper and personalized toppers? Or do you think it’s what’s inside the package that counts? Tell us in the comments below!

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)