For me, I notice when someone has taken a little extra care to make a gift super special by embellishing the wrapping. Christmas is the perfect time to wrap it up with a little greenery.
Check your yard and you may be surprised to find a wide variety of plant matter. Dark green, speckled, sharp, or mossy, it really doesn’t matter. Then add a little contrast; red berries, brown pinecones, twigs, vine. The greenery used here is waxed leaf ligustrum and the berries are winterberry. (Sadly I will not have winterberry to use this year because of a pruning miscalculation. Gasp! I know, I heard some of you, because you know I love my winterberry. Want to find out more about this plant go here.)
Choose a color of ribbon to complement your gatherings and then finish it off with a personality packed tag. You can order personalized gift tags here at tiny prints. Or check out this great list of free printables at Best of Bklyn. DIY your tag using a tag punch, card stock, and rubber stamps which are available online and in craft stores. These gifts for some special preschool teachers turned out so cute. Salted chocolate covered caramels from Aldi’s, all wrapped up to send some love.