If you're on a budget this Christmas, one of these easiest ways to save money is by cutting the costs on the wrapping of your gifts. There are plenty of ways to wrap your gifts beautifully and uniquely by yourself - so why not invite a few of your craftiest friends over to your apartment and host a DIY gift-wrapping night?
Download Your Wrapping Paper
We've all been there - it's Christmas Day, we're unwrapping gifts with the family, and we all get a laugh when several members obviously purchased their wrapping paper from the same shop... every gift looks identical. So give your gifts a more personal touch this year by downloading and printing your own paper. The beauty of this is that, aside from it costing merely the price of printer ink, there are endless designs to choose from. For example, check out these Christmas trees, stripes, tartan and confetti options for inspiration.
Make Your Own Gift Tags
Just like the wrapping paper, you can also create and print your own personalized gift tags to attach to your gift. If you're a bit handy with design programs such as Photoshop or InDesign, you can design and create your own tags from scratch, or alternatively, you can find plenty of free and downloadable tags, such as these.
Add a Festive Pom Pom
Pom poms are sweet additions to your gifts, and they're much easier to make than they look. All you need is some wool in Christmas colors, then simply wrap the wool around a fork. Once you've achieved the thickness you desire of your pom pom, begin to thread the wool through the gaps in the fork, and tie it off around the middle of the ball you've made. Then, cut the edges of the wool, fluff them out and attach to your gift to create a unique and festive tag that the recipient is bound to love.