Hostess gift wrap ideas for wine, gift cards and more
Who doesn’t love a bottle of wine or a gift card to a favorite place? Treat the hostess of your next holiday gathering (hello, Christmas parties) to something special.
We gave our favorite hostess gifts to our stylist with a request to make them look fabulous—but, you know, using normal human skills and effort. Find three of our best easy-but-fancy hostess gift wrap ideas below.
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Supplies for Hostess Gift Wrap Ideas
- Wrapping paper
- Gift tags
- Ribbon and attachments
- Tiny sprig of greenery (grab one from your tree or wreath, or do a little foraging)
- Double-stick tape
Hostess Wine Bottle Gift Wrap Idea
- Cut a piece of gift wrap wide enough to wrap completely around your bottle and tall enough to cover the flat part plus 1 ½ inches.
- Fold the top and bottom back so you have a straight edge.
- Wrap it around the bottle and secure with double-stick tape.
- Tie a coordinating gift tag around the neck of the bottle.
Pro tip: Make yourself a wine-wrap “stash”: Cut a few gift wrap designs to a standard size and throw them in a large zipper bag with an assortment of gift tags and a roll of double-stick tape. Keep it in the car, and you’re set for last-minute party invitations.
Gift Card Wrap
- Start with a piece of gift wrap about 8 1/2 inches wide by 10 inches long, and put it design-side-down.
- Place the gift card a little bit below the center of the wrap.
- Fold the top of the wrap down along the top edge of the card and crease it.
- Fold the bottom of the wrap up along the bottom edge of the card and crease it.
- Unfold the bottom. Pull the bottom edge up to a little bit above the bottom crease, and crease again.
- Now fold the bottom edge up one more time to make a little pocket, and crease one more time.
- Flip the card over and fold the right side in along the right edge of the card. Crease it, secure with double-stick tape, and repeat with the left side.
- Stick a little piece of greenery in the front pocket.
Pro tip: Keep a little stack of wrapped gift cards on hand for last-minute presents. Use different wrapping paper for different kinds of gift cards so you know what’s inside.
One of our favorite tricks is to tape a band of contrasting wrap around a box, add a ribbon and tie on an attachment. Bonus: You can slide a holiday card behind the band and it won’t get separated from the gift. (If you’re still a little worried, secure it with a little bit of double-stick tape.)
Pro tip: Use double-sided wrapping paper to wrap the box and make the band.
We hope your hostess feels extra loved with these easy gift wrap ideas. Want to see these ideas in action, and get a bunch more? Check out this post on How to Wrap Christmas Presents. Happy wrapping!
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