A gift wrapping guide from SOOuk and Holly Brown Designs. The crazy gift buying is almost over, it’s time to start the huge task of getting it all wrapped up and put under the tree. The gorgeous Holly from Holly Brown Designs popped over to show me some amazing cool and modern ideas to add the finishing touches to my own christmas gifts. Elegant design gifts call for a little more than nice paper and a bit of ribbon and it doesn’t need to be expensive either. By looking round your home and garden for extra bits of foliage or by making paper ornaments you will find you have all you need to add the extra sparkle this festive season.

Whether your style is natural, neon, traditional or minimal, our beautiful wrap designs will make sure your presents look the part beneath the tree.

Go bold with monochrome, simple white paper and chunky black ribbon (or vice versa) is classic. I absolutely love this elegant look. The ribbon is from Sainsburys on offer just now 3 for 2 and the paper is white art paper.

Modern metallics are still the hight of fashion and are set to carry through in to next year. I have been obsessing over copper for a LONG time now and I am delighted to see it available this year in gorgeous wrap. You can get similar paper from Paper Chase but go natural with the ribbon. I think this white works perfectly and prevents it looking too ‘blingy’

Brown paper packages tied up with string… still look great but this year try going all out and snip some berry’s or branches to flourish the top. Rosemary or eucalyptus work beautifully or if you are going to use christmas tree branches leave it till the last minuet to avoid the needles falling off (as I found out last year!)

Feathers are huge right now, they have become the perfect styling prop for all skandi lovers – move over succulents there’s a new guy in town… which is quite good because even I would struggle to get a succulent on top of a gift box. Holly brought these GORGEOUS navy ones over to the studio and I love them (I might of actually nicked them sorry Holly!) They are quite simple to make (I’m told) just a bit of snipping to some quality paper and I think the navy is the perfect contrast for the white wrap. You could try adding some gold pen to the edges to add the ultimate christmas sparkle.

The only problem you might have is if all this wrapping is more exciting than the gifts inside! Stay warm, enjoy the chocolates, don’t argue too much with your family and most of all have a wonderful festive time. Soo x