The Minimalist’s Guide to Gift Wrap

Lesson #3 in our ABC’s of gifting: How to stock your gift-wrap closet?” 

When it comes to gift-wrap, we take a minimalist approach for a few reasons…

#1 Space: who wants to store gift-wrap? (#nycityproblems)

#2 Money: who wants to spend excess money on gift-wrap?

#3 Social Responsibility: hoarding excess wrapping paper is not good for the environment…so it’s best not to over stock! 

With these three things in mind, we set out to majorly economize our gift wrap supply…to find the MINIMUM amount of gift-wrapping supplies to cover the MAXIMUM amount of holidays.

The result?!?!?!

We turned one plain white (recyclable) paper into 50 unique and beautiful wrapping combos!!!!

Check it out below!

We hope this post will inspire you to get creative and also more ecologically minded about your wrapping choices! 

Before we begin, let’s meet our bare-bones set of supplies…

recyclable paper sheets from Strathmore ($10.09) 

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6 strategically selected ribbons from M&J Trimmings (~$30)

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5 strategically selected adhesive wax seals from Etsy (~$10)

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8 strategically selected gift enclosures from Lavender Ink Cards ($12), Missing Q Press ($18), Bell’Invito ($11), Sapling Press ($3), and Vellum of Crown Mill ($13)

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Now, check out how these supplies transform into 50 unique combos for almost EVERY occasion!…

baby gift

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christmas

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graduation

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valentine’s day

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hanukkah

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fourth of july

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children’s birthday

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new year’s eve

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easter

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dinner party

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halloween

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adult birthday

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thanksgiving

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engagement

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get well soon

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bar mitzvah / first communion 

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bat mitzvah / first communion

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