Get Rid Of Traditional Gift Wrapping Once And For All


Tired of the same old wrapping paper at the stores with snowman and santa hats? Or maybe your fingers hurt just thinking about all the ribbon strand curls you’ll be making this year.

Gift wrapping for the holidays does not have to be boring, daunting nor does it have to be expensive. Busy moms like us need simple, fast but with a touch of personality and swagger!

I’ve searched high and low to share with you my 5  gift wrapping ideas that will be sitting pretty under the tree this year.

Giving gifts is personal so why not making the wrapping experience a personal expression as well.  Gather up a few basic essentials and think outside the box to make your own gift wrapping WOW those friends and family members this year.

Oh, and keep your kiddos near by too for a few personal “touches.”

Grab that black craft paper and chalk board markers from the local craft store. Trace stencils or even cookie cutters and BOOM you have yourself a sleek wrapped package anyone would love to receive.


Pick up some pretty little cards with winter landscapes or just packages of plain christmas cards . Use the front of the card, washi tape and brown kraft paper for a simple sleek look that almost appears like a work of art!


Haul out the black sharpie and your favorite Christmas song lyrics while you write them on  plain craft paper. Add some bakers ribbon and VOILA a song and a gift for Christmas!

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Let you kids create holiday lights with a little paint and a whole lot of fun.  A simple finger dip in the paint and then on the package can add a string of lights to any white craft paper.  Take your black sharpie and put the finishing touches with the light cord. What better way to give a gift than with that personal “touch.”

north phoenix moms blog gift wrapping ideas

Save some trees by saving your Trader Joes bags. I LOVE this idea of turning  holiday shopping bags into gift wrapping paper… GENIUS!

trader joes holiday wrapping

For more gift wrapping ideas, visit our Pinterest page here.

Happy wrapping.


No time to craft?! Than we recommend Tiny Prints personalized gift wrap! It couldn’t be cuter!


And don’t forget to add an amazing personalized gift while you are ordering your gift wrap!

This Stocking melts our hearts!


And a gorgeous pillow for year round will make the giftee so happy!


Thank you to our friends at Tiny Print for providing us some lovely ornaments and mugs this holiday season. Our opinions are our own and we highly recommend them for all your photo to personalized gift needs!

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Malia is a wife, mom of three pretty amazing kids, an addict to anything sweet and the owner of Malia B Photography. She is a sucker for emotion, creativity and being unique. After being an elementary school teacher for 6 years, she decided to close the teaching books and open her passion and shutterbug skills to photographing newborns, children and expecting parents. She hasn’t looked back since and now gets to spend her days capturing the greatness in babies and children, along with helping educate parents and photographers on how to capture theirs in photographs. When she is not behind the camera, she is cooking with her kids, pruning her garden or designing custom photography props.



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