Merry & Bright Gift Wrap

A modern take on gift wrapping papers.

Merry and Bright
Our editors loved this season’s modern take on classic gift wrapping papers: acid green and hot pink, paisley, flocked, metallics, and anything handmade.

Festive and Flirty

LEFT, TOP TO BOTTOM: 1. Charles Clay red satin ribbon edged in green. $8.99/roll, at The Container Store. 2. Wrights 1-inch apple green grosgrain ribbon. $3.99/roll, at The Container Store. 3. The Gift Wrap Company curvilinear striped paper in apple green, pink, red, and white. $7.95/roll, at Paperie and Co. 4. Barbara Schriber Designs red and pink on white paper. $5.75/sheet, at Paper and Chocolate. 5. Barbara Schriber Designs rosette ornament. $14.25, at Paper and Chocolate. 6. Lineweaver Designs paisley paper in apple green and tomato red. $5.99/two 20-by-30-inch sheets, at The Container Store. 7. Green ribbon. $6.50/roll, at NUVO. 8. The Gift Wrap Company peppermint stick paper. $7.95, at Paperie and Co. 9. Gift Wrap Wonderland red, green, white, and blue snow flowers on silver foil. $7.99/roll, at The Container Store. 10. Turquoise blue and silver striped paper. $8.99/roll, at The Container Store. 11. Blue and gold organdy ribbon. $2.95/yard, at Papyrus.

Not-so-traditional Red and Green

RIGHT, TOP TO BOTTOM: 1. Marcel Schurman silver shimmer ribbon. $4.50/roll, at Papyrus. 2. Antique gold ribbon. $1.50/yard, at It’s a Wrap! 3. White paper with gold and silver squares. $5.95/sheet, at Papyrus. 4. Handmade white and gold snowflake gift card. $1.65, at It’s a Wrap. 5. Midori Asian print white and gold flowers on red paper. $4/sheet, at Paper and Chocolate. 6. Caspari Paisley Christmas Gold Foil. $8.50/roll, at It’s a Wrap! 7. Sheer glitter in red ribbon. $1.25/yard, at It’s a Wrap! 8. Caspari Chinese Peony Damask Sage and Gold paper by Colonial Williamsburg. $10.50/roll, at NUVO. 9. Midori Gold rings on red paper. $4.00/sheet, at Paper and Chocolate. 10.  Gold leaf topper. $5.50, at Stanley Korshak. 11. Reversible Christmas Trees in red and green paper. $4.50/sheet, at
Asel Art Supply.

Paper Trends

• Metallic gold, silver, and a touch of copper
• Acid or apple green paired with pink, red, and traditional tree-green hues
• Pink paired with red shades
• Patterns or traditional holiday symbols on white paper
• Paisley patterns in bright, jewel, or autumnal tones, often incorporating gold and silver
• Textured or flocked papers in tones from azure to black and white
• Natural fiber and handmade papers, plus wallpaper-reminiscent patterns and papers
• Gifts tied with multiple, unmatched, and layered ribbons, echoing colors within the wrap.



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