How To Gift Wrap Like A Fashion Girl

Gifts wrapped in stripy and leopard-print paper alone with a card and a December calendar

When it comes to gift giving, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. That said, pretty presentation is particularly important to us aesthetes. And no one understands that better than Jamie Grobecker and Chelsea Shukov–the dynamic duo behind Los Angeles-based letterpress stationery company, Sugar Paper. Famous for dreaming up some of the chicest paper goods out there (including the double-sided wrapping paper we’ve been eyeing all year), Sugar Paper has quickly become the go-to for style-savvy ladies everywhere. To make sure your wrapping game is on par with your stellar taste, we tasked Grobecker and Shukov to share 4 gift wrapping ideas and their tips for recreating the intricate designs yourself.

Black & White: Classically Chic

"This black-and-white color combo conjures up images of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany’s. Stripes and polka dots are as timeless as the little black dress. Mix a bold cabana stripe wrap with a simple pin dot to nest packages. Then add an oversized fabric bow or pop of gold to give each one a special touch of elegance." – Jamie Grobecker and Chelsea Shukov

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Pink & Gold: Playfully Festive

"We love to keep things monochromatic with a pink-on-pink palette and hints of gold. This festive combo makes us want to throw a New Year's Eve party! The key here is to mix the pale pink wrap with interesting ribbon choices. We particularly like the thin neon grosgrain ribbon–it adds a pop of neon without being too '80s." – Jamie Grobecker and Chelsea Shukov

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Kraft & White: Naturally Stylish

"Brown, paper packages tied up with strings…these are a few of our favorite things! Kraft paper paired with botanicals or a gold-tipped feather feels organic yet posh. We love pairing utilitarian paper with high-quality ribbons made of silk or satin to elevate the look. All you need to add is a tiny tree trimming and a cute card and you’re done!" – Jamie Grobecker and Chelsea Shukov

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Red & Pool: Traditionally Simple

"These red polka dot and striped packages are reminiscent of candy canes and the North Pole. Here, we kept things simple by wrapping stackable boxes in high-quality paper and finishing them off with crisp, white ribbon. Pro tip: Use pretty paper to wrap a seasonal floral arrangement and present it as a hostess gift." – Jamie Grobecker and Chelsea Shukov

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