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.
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.
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.
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)