Simply wrap it up this Christmas


I seem to be favouring simplicity lately, as a style. Wood, creams & whites, linen and other natural materials. Once again the Scandinavian style is taking a hold of me in different areas of my life.

I (like most people at this time of year) has one eye permanently open on the app Pinterest – how addictive is it by the way?! Pinning Christmas styles such as trees, decorations, homes, recipes and gift wrap. I cannot get enough of these beautiful, inviting and festive images this year.

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One of the styles that I am favouring are simple, brown-paper parcels for present wrapping, such as the above image (source). I love how you can accessorise the paper with ribbons and stamps, as well as personalising them with letters and labels.

They look so effective (below) don’t they?

Brown paper wrapping for Christmas - stylish and cost effective.

Image source clockwise: one // two // three // four

This is a cheaper alternative to the expensive luxury wrap. Plus brown paper is easy to pick up on long rolls, and it means that even if you do have any left over after Christmas, you can use it for parcel sending throughout the year!

I am going to try these over the coming weeks!

Do watch this space…

Jess x



  1. December 2, 2015 / 10:39 am

    I think these look fabulous, I’ve seen them a few times over the years… but I always think that I won’t get it quite right and it will look awful. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. x

    • Jess
      December 2, 2015 / 11:17 am

      Thanks! Me too – always been a bit scared to try but going to give them a go for sure this year xx

  2. December 2, 2015 / 8:19 pm

    I love all the images above. I have yet to choose my wrapping paper (yes I have been looking everywhere for the perfect roll) but have yet to find THE one lol. Yes I know its only paper, but it has to look gorgeous x

    • Jess
      December 2, 2015 / 9:45 pm

      Ha ha I know what you mean xx

  3. December 2, 2015 / 8:24 pm

    I must say I always have a roll of brown paper handy, it always looks fab with a nice ribbon, so stylish and simple x

    • Jess
      December 2, 2015 / 9:44 pm

      I know – I love the simplicity and elegance of it. Trying it myself this year xx

  4. December 3, 2015 / 10:52 am

    I am now singing ‘brown paper packages tied up with string, these are a few of my favourite things!’

    • Jess
      December 3, 2015 / 11:25 am

      I was going to go with that title – but thought it might be a little cliche! Instead you can hum it and think of me 😉 xx

  5. December 3, 2015 / 12:56 pm

    We always use brown paper (along side other bright paper) and it works so well – especially with a bit of adornment. It was actually my husband that introduced me to it! I think he did it for practical reasons though rather than stylistic ones!

    • Jess
      December 3, 2015 / 1:48 pm

      Oh wow how fab! Will try this for sure – thanks for the tip xx

  6. December 3, 2015 / 5:00 pm

    I’ve always loved this style of wrapping but I’m not sure I can convince Pete who is the chief present wrapper in our household. Maybe I should hide all the wrapping paper so he’s forced down the brown paper route 😉 Beautiful images Xx

    • Jess
      December 3, 2015 / 9:43 pm

      I wish my hubby would wrap it all! Very jealous! Mine pretends he can’t do it!!!! 😉 xx

  7. December 3, 2015 / 9:52 pm

    I always used to use brown paper and jazz up! This year for the girls we have a Rudolph theme! Everyone else will get something different and of course “Santa’s” present will be wrapped entirely different to everything else! Xx

    • Jess
      December 4, 2015 / 9:08 am

      That is SO cute!! 🙂 Love that idea so much xx

  8. December 3, 2015 / 10:07 pm

    This is stunning, but in our house, at Christmas – we’re all about clashy tacky stuff! But I wonder if I could get away with something this pretty instead?… xxxx

    • Jess
      December 4, 2015 / 9:08 am

      Sounds fab!! I do like a bit of tacky too xxx

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