8 Gift Wrapping Accessories from The Container Store You Need to Conquer the Holidays

published Nov 18, 2019
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Shopping for holiday presents is only half the battle: You still need to wrap it all, and that can sometimes be even more stressful than the shopping. From ripped wrapping paper to running out of tape at the last minute (last year I had to go to three different stores to find a place that wasn’t sold out of tape on Dec. 23), there’s a lot that can go wrong. Not to mention all that paper and ribbon is hard to keep track of. Make your gift wrap situation a little bit easier courtesy of (where else?) The Container Store, which we just discovered has a section of their Holiday Shop that’s devoted to all things gift packaging. Check out some of the smartest products you need in your gifting arsenal below.

WrapMaster Wrapping Paper Cutter

Personally, I dread wrapping presents—not because I don’t like giving gifts, but because it’s deeply frustrating. It never looks as good as I’d like it to! Cutting wrapping paper is weirdly so hard! The solution is one of these WrapMaster paper cutters. Just measure what you need (no uneven edges!), hold down, and tear the paper. It’s easy, portable, and safe, with no sharp blades required.

Buy: WrapMaster Wrapping Paper Cutter, $15.99

Customized Gift Wrap Center

This gift wrap storage solution combines three of The Container Store’s storage boxes: the Long Underbed Box, the Shoe Box, and three Accessory Boxes. The end result is an ideal storage solution for those short on space, since you can just keep all your wrapping paper, ribbons, name tags, etc, under your bed and out of sight.

Buy: Customized Gift Wrap Center, $32.15

Holiday Essentials White Assorted Gift Boxes (set of 8)

Sure, you probably have all the wrapping paper and tape you need for the holiday season, but what about gift boxes? Speaking as someone who worked for many years in retail, you can’t rely on the stores you shop from to always have boxes on hand—especially this time of year. Stock up on your own with this set of 8 assorted boxes (and check out the rest of The Container Store’s selection for other sizes and shapes).

Buy: Holiday Essentials White Assorted Gift Boxes (set of 8), $8.99

Vertical Gift Wrap Organizer

Prefer to keep your wrapping paper close at hand? Grab one of these upright organizers, which store easily in closets, attics, and basements. You can fit up to 16 rolls of wrapping paper—or maps and posters if you need a place for those as well.

Buy: Vertical Gift Wrap Organizer, $15.99

Hands-Free Tape Dispenser

Another very annoying thing about wrapping presents: dealing with tape. There are only so many times you’re forced to hold the sheets together with your elbows before enough is enough. Instead, use this hands-free tape dispenser, which keeps your tape literally on hand at all times. Your hands are free to cut and fold paper, and you’ll never worry about losing track of your tape again.

Buy: Hands-Free Tape Dispenser, $4.99

2-Layer Gift Packaging Organizer

Keep all your gift wrapping supplies in one transportable place with this 2-layer organizer. The top tier is sectioned off to keep smaller things like tape, ribbon, and tags organized, while the bottom compartment is for tissue paper and small bags. Keep it in a drawer or on a closet shelf when not in use, and carry it around with ease when it’s time to conquer your gifting list.

Buy: 2-Layer Gift Packaging Organizer, $21.99

Bigso Ribbon Dispenser Box

Have a problem with ribbons getting unruly and tangled? Keep them all organized in this ribbon dispenser box, which holds up to six spools of ribbon and dispenses them through metal openings. You’ll be able to keep track of your whole collection and easily and efficiently cut what you need.

Buy: Bigso Ribbon Dispenser Box, $11.99

White Elfa Utility Gift Packaging Door & Wall Rack

If you really take your gift wrapping seriously, you can’t do better than this door and wall rack. It’s part of The Container Store’s popular (and exclusive) Elfa collection and is totally customizable, with a variety of baskets and hooks included to make your storage work for you. Put it on the door to a closet, office, or storage space and keep everything you need close by and easy to grab.

Buy: White Elfa Utility Gift Packaging Door & Wall Rack, $132