Gift Wrapping Guide: Unusual Tags

For me, a large part of the joy of gift-giving is in the craft of wrapping the gifts nicely, and there are infinite options for paper, ribbons, and tags. Out of this trio, tags often get overlooked, but with a bit of creativity, they have the power to transform the whole package. Here are twelve unusual options, many of which constitute gifts in and of themselves.

Top Row:
1. Sugar Cookie Gift Tags, Food & Wine
2. Stamped Aluminum Can Tags, Happy Hour Projects
3. Mini Chalkboards, Amazon, 12 for $12
4. Embossed Luggage Tag, Sierra Metal Design, 2 for $30: Any luggage tag can make a good gift tag, but I like the clean, simple look of these. For the "to" part of the label, consider writing on the back with a dry erase marker or another washable option.
5. Leather Gift Tags, Northern Leather, 12 for $16.95: Use regular ink, paint, or embossing tools to personalize these tags.

Middle Row:
1. Christmas Key Tags, Home Depot
2. Paint Chip Gift Tags, Create. Craft. Love.
3. Porcelain Star Gift Tags, Springwood Porcelain, 6 for $27.92
4. Engraved Wood Bottle Opener, Engraving Pro, 20 for $225: Marketed as gifts for groomsmen, these could be personalized for gifts and attached with ribbon or twine.
5. Personalizable Wooden Ornament, Little Sapling Toys, $14: These Christmas ornaments have a flat profile, making them an easy double for gift tags. The front bears a lovely Christmas image, while the back can say whatever you like.

Bottom Row:
1. Perler Bead Gift Tags, The Red Thread
2. Salt Dough Tags, Oleander and Palm

(Image credits: Food & Wine; Happy Hour Projects; Amazon; Sierra Metal Design; Northern Leather; Home Depot; Create. Craft. Love.; Springwood Porcelain; Engraving Pro; Little Sapling Toys; Red Thread; Oleander and Palm)