Gift Wrapping Inspiration from Valerie Courtney

Gift Wrapping Inspiration from Valerie Courtney

Aaron Able
Dec 11, 2008

The New York Times asked Valerie Courtney, an associate product designer at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, for her tips to make practical everyday packaging special enough for holiday gifts...

A felt calendar and coaster double as wrapping — and as additional gifts. From Kinkuniya Book Store.
These storage boxes from IKEA make great patterned gift boxes.
Simple patterned paper from various sources (IKEA, Target, etc) look even better combined with contrasting simple patterns.
A graphic patterned scarf works well as wrapping.

For all her gift-wrapping sources, see Shopping With Valerie Courtney: Pretty as a Package and her shopping list.

Images: Tony Cenicola for The New York Times

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