The 50 Most Beautiful Wrapping Papers Ever
When we decided to treasure hunt online for the best wrapping paper, we thought we’d find 10, maybe 15 rolls. Boy, were we wrong! There are so many incredible artists, designers, and curators who’ve made it their job to make and find the best papers around, and now we’re here to round our 50 favorites up. Best of all, these wrapping papers are good all year round, from holidays to birthdays to weddings, and everything in between.
1. NormansPrintery Mid-Century Modern Wrapping Paper ($14, set of 12): First up, paper inspired by mid-century modern motifs, patterns, and designs. We love the warm colors, squiggly lines, and offbeat polka dots. Yes, polka dots can be offbeat.
2. Kaleidoscope Gift Wrap ($14): Boxes on a gift box? So meta! We love the bright and peppy print.
4. e.m.papers Easy Being Green Printable Papers ($5, set of 12): Printable papers? Oh yessss. All you do is download the files and print them time and time again. These are especially great for small gifts.
5. AmyHeitman Floral Bee Gift Wrap ($5+): This whimsical floral pattern is a sweet option for folks who love their flora charming, abundant and buzzin’.
6. NormansPrintery Winter Forest Wrap ($16, set of 12): We love how this paper has a hand-stamped look to it without getting too scrapbook-y.
7. Fig. 2 Design Splatter Paint Wrap ($12 for three sheets): Go for a luxe look with white splatter paint on a metallic gold background. You could also use it as an accent strip on boxes wrapped in brown kraft paper.
8. Unicorn Gift Wrap ($8): Brighten up someone’s holiday with a gift wrapped up in this pretty little number. It features unicorns, so there’s no denying how cheery these guys will make your pals feel. (via Love. Luck. Kisses & Cake)
9. Cup Noodles Wrapping Paper ($8): Celebrate someone’s love for a hot Cup Noodles with this bright wrapping paper… they may cherish it more than the gift inside.
10. NormansPrintery Christmas Knit Collection ($16, set of 12): Wait, how awesome is this paper? It’s on the kitschy side for sure but might win the wrapping paper award.
11. Kraft Holiday Wrapping Paper Set ($20, six rolls): This pack of paper contains all the colors that we love for holiday on brown kraft paper, and with over 150 square feet of paper, it’s probably all the wrapping paper you’ll need for the season.
12. Kraft Multi Color Wrapping Paper Set ($20, six rolls): Love, love, love patterns and colors!
13. Zazzle Create-Your-Own Photo Collage Gift Wrap ($16): What makes this wrapping paper so beautiful? The colorful photos you choose to print it with!
14. Star Forming Region LH 95 Wrapping Paper ($15): This would be a fun wrapping paper for gifts for geeks, space enthusiasts, and lovers of Neil deGrasse Tyson and/or Cosmos.
15. NormansPrintery Watercolor Polka Dots ($16, set of 12): Who knew polka dots could be ephemeral? These vibrant dots get their texture from the watercolor style.
16. Jennifer Wick Handdrawn Herringbone Wrapping Paper ($15, set of five): We’re just gonna call it. This is the perfect wrapping paper for dapper dudes. And yes, that is a category of dudes.
17. Dala Pony Gift Wrap ($11): These super cute ponies add an extra layer of cuteness to any gift this season.
18. NormansPrintery Geometric Forest ($16, set of 12): And since we’re in the forest already, let’s keep it going with these geometric triangle trees.
19. Hannukah Candle Gift Wrap ($8): The candles are oh so cute on the paper, but also allow you to get gifty using candles instead of a bow.
20. Memphis Sprinkle Gift Wrap ($14): Pastel pink and sprinkles all in one wrapping paper? Count us in!
21. Birch Tree Rustic Woodland Wrapping Paper ($16): This woodsy paper will look gorgeous dressed with pine cones and tree branches collected from outside your window.
22. Sweater Weather Gift Wrap ($14): Cozy and geometric, this paper is a great fit for any gift that needs wrapping.
23. Blue Zig Zag Gift Wrap ($14): Mix and match a variety of these fun geometric wrapping papers for a super sheik stack of gifts this holiday season.
24. Wrappily Peach Southwest Geometric Eco-Friendly, Reversible Wrapping Paper ($14): We love imagining how pretty gifts wrapped peachy geometric vibes will look under an ombré Christmas Tree.
25. Wrappily Shell and Sand Dollars Eco-Friendly, Reversible Gift Wrap ($15): Speaking of ombré… If you plan on spending your holidays in a tropical destination, you can still gift wrap!
26. Dala Pony Gift Wrap ($11): We thought we had seen the cuteness overload of ponies from the pastel shades of Dala Ponies, but these fall colors are too good!
27. Modern Matrimony Staggered Arrows Modern Chevron Geometric Pattern Wrapping Paper ($22+): If you’re feeling crafty, you could totally create a DIY version of this with a hand-cut stamp, or maybe even a potato stamp!
28. TheDetroitCardCo Pine and Holly Wrapping Paper ($10): Most holly-based patterns walk the way-too-cheesy line, but this graphic answer to holly is right up our alley. It could even work for non-Christmas presents.
29. DIY Holiday Gift Wrap: No doubt your friends and family will *pine* for this simple chic holiday gift wrap ;) Add a clipping of pine to each of your wrapped gifts to give it that extra festive touch. (via Maritza Lisa)
30. Pink Wrapping Paper (8+): Whoever’s job it is to make sure the tree is secure on the roof of your car, this paper will be sure to let them know you’re appreciative of their work.
31. Fig. 2 Designs Heartfetti Wrap ($16 for three sheets): Heartfetti? Yes, that’s a thing, and now it’s a wrapping paper too.
32. AmyHeitman Duck Duck Goose Gift Wrap ($5+): Duck, duck, duck, duck… Christmas goose!
33. Zazzle Black Watch Plaid Wrapping Paper ($21): For the preppier folks in your life, you can never go wrong with technicolor gingham.
34. LauraDanby Silver Geometric Wrapping Paper ($3): More triangles? Why not?
35. Pine Christmas Wrapping Paper ($11): Go green.
36. White Snowflakes Kraft Wrapping Paper ($8): These sweet snowflake patterns are great for all ages.
37. Zazzle Gold Foil Navy Geometric Wrapping Paper ($15): Navy wrapping paper is hard to find, especially with gorgeous gold accents.
38. Wrappily Cactus Watercolor & Blooming Succulents Gift Wrap ($15 for six sheets): Watercolor art, tiny plants, and pretty pink are perfectly combined in this reversible wrapping paper.
39. Wrappily Pink Leaves Reversible Gift Wrap ($14 for six sheets): One side gives fall feels, one side gives spring vibes, and both sides are pink. It’s a win, win, win.
40. DIY Eye-Stamped Gift Wrap: Your friends won’t want to take their eyes off their gifts when they’re wrapped in this striking pattern. Though this tutorial calls for a stamp, you can easily draw the eyes using a black marker. (via Burkatron)
41. sparrowandwolfshop Boats Gift Wrap and Tags Set ($10, set of three): The handmade aspect of this paper is what sets it apart for us — we particularly love the teal outlines of each paper boat.
42. Jazzy Trees Holiday Gift Wrap ($14): Totally adorbs and simple. How cute would this look under the tree?
43. CHALKSCRIBE Avocado Gift Wrap ($5 per sheet): Avocado may be a summer fruit, but add a red bow atop this hilarious wrapping paper and you’ve got a holiday hack gone cute.
44. Kate Slater Bright Kingfisher Wrapping Paper ($4+): Naturally, we have to put a bird on it. Each sheet comes with two matching kingfisher gift tags, strung with baker’s twine.
45. AmyHeitman Geometric Tile Gift Wrap ($5+): The patterns on these papers remind us of optical illusions we remember from grade school.
46. Heartlocked Coral Blue Diamonds Ikat Pattern Wrapping Paper ($17+): Ikat is still having a moment, and this wrapping paper celebrates this pattern. Mix with other variations of Ikat for eclectic boho vibes.
47. Fig. 2 Designs Confetti Wrap ($12 for three): Love confetti? Then this gold and neon confetti patterned wrap is the one for you! Make every gift feel like it’s a celebration waiting to be unwrapped with this exciting print.
48. Gingiber Zebra Wrapping Paper ($10, set of three): Capture the Sahara charm with this set of three wrapping papers.
49. MonahanPapers Moustache Wrapping Paper ($9): Bring back the November mustaches! Or is it just us who love the bearded dudes?
50. Rifle Paper Co. Wildflower Wrapping Sheets ($9, set of three): Finally, the most beautiful (albeit, pretty darn girly) wrapping paper of them all.
What’s the most beautiful wrapping paper you’ve ever seen? Do you buy or DIY your wrapping paper? Follow us on Pinterest for more Christmas inspo and ideas!
Additional reporting by Grace Lee.
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