I love a roll of cheap-and-chic craft paper as much as the next budget-conscious gift giver, but sometimes, you just have to pull out the good stuff. When you're in the market for paper so pretty (or punny) it risks out-shining the gift (or out-laughing the gag gift), these seven sources have you covered.
This family-run print shop in Wyckoff, New Jersey, has been producing beautifully patterned gift wrap and stationery since 1974. Rich designs, like Dutch still lifes, mountain ranges, textile-inspired patterns, and galaxy prints set this wrapping paper apart.
- Art Nouveau Gift Wrap, $14
- Mountain Range Gift Wrap, $14
- Textile Design Gift Wrap, $14
- Dutch Still Life Gift Wrap, $14
This trendy company is devoted to punny papers adorned with Drake, Bieber, tacos and other essentials for the Millennial set.
- Drizzy Wrapping Paper, from $6
- Funny Justin Bieber Wrapping Paper, $5
- Funny Taco Wrapping Paper, $5
- Funny Bling Wrapping Paper, $5
All of these sweet designs are hand-drawn in Chicago by artist, illustrator and designer Amy Heitman. Careful—these papers may result in presents that are almost too pretty to open.
- Blush Jingle Bells Gift Wrap, from $4.50
- Vintage Plaid Gift Wrap, $4.50
- Geometric Tile Gift Wrap, $4.50
- Floral Bee Gift Wrap, $4.50
These nature-inspired prints are designed by illustrator Clara Cline, then printed in a backyard studio alongside a river in Richmond, Virginia. Reserve these sheets for the most outstanding presents.
Florida-based stationery and lifestyle brand Rifle Paper Co. may be best known for its whimsically illustrated florals, but the company also offers other playful designs, including mermaids and a forest of festive-looking reindeer.
- Mermaid Gift Wrap, $8.50
- Reindeer Wrapping Paper, $8.50
- Mistletoe Gift Wrap, $8.50
- Jardin Noel Gift Wrap, $8.50
Our go-to source for one-of-a-kind wrapping paper rolls and beautiful single-sheet gift wrap. Wandering their brick-and-mortar shops (find them here) is a sure-fire way to get in the holiday spirit, but if you don't live near one, browsing their online store is the next best thing.
- Buffalo Plaid Wrapping Paper, $3 per sheet
- Penguins Wrapping Paper, $3 per sheet
- Holiday Deer Wrapping Paper, $3 per sheet
- Narwhalidays Wrapping Paper, $3 per sheet
One of my favorite party supply and gift wrap companies teamed up with talented Brooklyn illustrator Leah Goren to create the cutest gift wrap for all your gal pals' holiday presents. Pair the paper with their high-quality twine, and these will go down in history as the most darling presents of all time.
- Violet Cats Newsprint Gift Wrap, $6
- Pink Floral Newsprint Gift Wrap, $6
- Dark Magic Newsprint Gift Wrap, $6
- Hot Dog Gift Wrap, $6
→ Prefer to DIY your wrapping paper? Here are 30 homemade gift wrap ideas.