PHOTOS BY STEVE SMITH, VISIONFIRE STUDIOS

This holiday season, take your wrapping fashion sense from the colours that are trending in your Insta feeds. Who doesn’t love the traditional reds and greens that say “Hey, the holidays are here.” But in a time when nothing is really what it once was, maybe it’s time to get a little playful with your present presentation. This year, roll out some new colour palettes, get creative, and find your delight in wrapping up gifts that will be so pretty the recipient won’t want to open… at least before December 25th.

Bulbs and Bows

A creative spin on a holiday classic. Reinterpreting the Christmas bulb as a striking bow is a creative excuse to break out the needle nose pliers in your toolbox. I used the accommodating hooks to hold them together. A creative spin on a holiday classic. Reinterpreting the Christmas bulb as a striking bow is a creative excuse to break out the needle nose pliers in your toolbox. I used the accommodating hooks to hold them together.

Pretty in Pinks

A full pallet range of garden-inspired colour tones makes striking accents under any holiday tree. The vibrant hues can read as juvenile for the young adults on your list and equally translate as sophisticated with a varied application.

Design Tips:

When gifting several gifts to one household, coordinate by repeating colours in different materials. Add a ribbon to a baked-good tin, select a hand towel in the colour story to act as wrapping, and a useable addition to the gift.
Layer! Sometimes less is more, certainly. In this case, more is more!

Brilliant and Blue

There are seemingly endless gorgeous shades of blue to choose from—beyond the classic Tiffany blue often seen interpreted as holiday. Mixing both muted and dramatic shades of blue creates a timeless appeal.

Warm It Up with Neutrals and Natural Greens

Inspired by nature’s landscape, layered shades of taupe and browns create a rich, sophisticated pallet. Paired with natural greens, a sense of cosiness and calm.

Design Tip:

Get creative with out-of-the-box textural elements that lean into the theme.
I’ve used fresh cedar clippings, leathers, and woven papers.