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Cute wrapping paper for Christmas: wrapping ideas & where to buy

It's the cherry on the cake when it comes to Christmas gifts, but with so many wrapping paper options available, where do you look first? Take a look at our handy guide to the best Christmas wrapping paper designs below and find your fave!

With all the list-making and gift-sourcing in the run-up to Christmas, the last thing you need is a time-consuming search for wrapping paper! There’s a huge range of styles when it comes to wrapping paper, from glitzy metallic designs to eco-friendly options like traditional brown paper and more recently, Japanese style Furoshiki fabric wraps.

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In our handy guide below we direct you to some of the best places to shop for Christmas gift wrap and we’ve also selected a range of styles to suit a range of tastes. Now all you need to do is get your hands on some seriously cute Christmas wrapping paper and perhaps learn a few clever wrapping techniques too!

Where to buy Christmas wrapping paper

Paperchase

Christmas Peacock Wrapping Paper

For inventive and colourful wrapping paper, you can’t go wrong with high street staple Paperchase. As well as stocking eco-friendly wrapping paper, they also have plenty of fun festive wrapping paper designs to choose from.

We love this gold, teal and purple peacock pattern which will really make your gifts stand out under the tree, and just imagine it with a gold ribbon and bow tied around it too!

Not On The High Street

Reusable Traditional Patchwork Fabric Gift Wrap by Clara and Macy
Reusable Traditional Patchwork Fabric Gift Wrap by Clara and Macy, £14, Not On The Highstreet

If you’re after a sustainable, zero-waste gift wrap, reusable fabric wrapping is for you. This is especially handy for gifting within one household or within a family, as you can use it time and time again. Or it can be a nice extra when gifting to a friend or loved one, who can then go on to reuse it themselves.

There are plenty of reusable fabric wraps on the market, but how about this charming handmade wrap from Not On The High Street? When used with the Japanese Furoshiki wrapping method, fabric wrap will make your gifts even more memorable.

John Lewis & Partners

Festive Field Vegetables Gift Wrap, 3m, £4, John Lewis & Partners
Festive Field Vegetables Gift Wrap, 3m, £4, John Lewis & Partners

A wintry trip to John Lewis is about as festive as a roast turkey, so what better place to shop for Christmas wrapping? They stock a great range of wrapping paper designs, from glitzy glam to more minimalist styles. They also have a great selection of Christmas wrapping paper for children.

This fun festive food wrapping paper pattern caught our eye and would be a great choice of wrapping to use for the foodies in your life.

Lights4fun Townhouse Advent Calendar

Cox & Cox

Abstract Rainbows Reversible Wrapping Paper, £13.50, Cox & Cox
Abstract Rainbows Reversible Wrapping Paper, 10m, £13.50, Cox & Cox

For a well and truly classy display, give Cox & Cox’s Christmas section a gander. They stock a huge range of luxurious wrapping paper styles, from dark metallics to delicate rosy pinks (and for a serious statement, how about some leopard print wrapping paper!)

We particularly like their range of reversible wrapping paper sets, like the pink and gold abstract rainbow design above which is available in a generous 10-metre roll.

Cotton On

Christmas Wrapping Paper Rolls, £3.50 each, Cotton On
Christmas Wrapping Paper Rolls, £3.50 each, Cotton On

Don’t fancy a traditional Christmas design on your wrapping paper this year? How about a bold, contemporary style? Aussie brand Cotton On has got you covered. This affordable brand has got a great range of fun and colourful wrapping paper and they even have some of our favourite Christmas movie characters on them too (Elf fans please click here).

Get into the Aussie festive spirit with the Australian botanical and bird prints, or go for the current Insta-favourite pattern, gingham, for some snap-worthy gifts!

Etsy

Dog Wrapping Paper, 27.5 x 19.5 inches, £2.80, The Black Pug Press, Etsy
Dog Wrapping Paper, 27.5 x 19.5 inches, £2.80, The Black Pug Press, Etsy

You don’t have to be a dog owner to appreciate the cuteness of this Christmas wrapping paper! This Scandi style print is handmade in the UK on lovely thick uncoated paper which is fully recyclable – even cuter!

Featuring pugs, a greyhound, a Chihuahua, a Dachshund and a Shiba Inu, this is the perfect wrapping paper to choose for any dog-owning pals and family members!

  • Buy now from The Black Pug Press via Etsy (£2.80)

Liberty

Rifle Paper Co Holiday Lights Wrapping Sheets, set of 3, £8.95, Liberty
Rifle Paper Co Holiday Lights Wrapping Sheets, set of 3, £8.95, Liberty

If you’ve ever had the joy of visiting Liberty in London at Christmas time, you’ll know how spectacular their Christmas department is. Their wrapping paper selection is, unsurprisingly, one of the best on the market, and you don’t have to travel to London to experience the festive joy!

Have a browse of their range online and you’ll find everything from traditional seasonal patterns (including beautiful reusable fabric wraps) to contemporary quirky designs, like this holiday lights design from the American brand Rifle Paper Co.

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