August 16, 2012

Get Inspired: Gift Wrap

Sometimes it's great to think outside the box for your gift wrapping and find some new and exciting shops in your local community.  You don't have to buy your gift wrap at the dollar store, or big box stores, you can support local business and find lot's of fabulous inspiration and unique items to wrap gifts.  

Where can you go for inspiration? Local art supply stores or paper stores are a fantastic place to start.  I visited recently opened local store Urchin - Art Materials and Papery and was really excited about all of the great gift inspiration that I found.  Here's a little photo tour of my visit. 

(+) a rainbow of baker's twine and small paper bags with lovely prints.  be still my heart! 

(+) an amazing assortment of beautiful paper.  Imagine receiving a gift wrapped in this paper - it's almost too nice to open.

(+) look at all of these gorgeous watercolour pencils and coloured pencils sold individually.  so exciting! these would work perfectly for the watercolour embellished gift tags that I posted about a little while ago. 

(+) do you make your own greeting cards? I loved these blank cards for getting the creative juices flowing.

(+) you never know when you might come across beautiful gift ideas, like these art books for kids.  We already own "beautiful oops" (I LOVE the concept of this book)

What are you waiting for?  Get out in your community and find some unexpected sources for gift-wrapping and gift-giving ideas.

Do you have somewhere unexpected that you like to shop for gift wrap?  Please share with us in the comments.


  1. So many lovely ideas, my head is spinning!!

  2. I can't wait to check out this shop. But I better wait until pay day ;)