If you plan to be distributing gifts this Christmas, gift tags will really help. They will allow you to identify who the present goes to, so you don’t end up giving that sexy pair of underwear you bought for your husband to Aunt Naomi.
Gift tags also give you an opportunity to be creative. You can make them any way you want to improve the aesthetic of the gift.
If you are adding gift tags to your packages this year, here are a few ideas that will make them shine.
If you want to go for a classic rustic look, make gift tags out of brown paper bags or cardboard. Not only will this provide a homey aesthetic for the Christmas season, but it also uses eco-friendly materials. And that’s something most recipients will be able to get behind.
Another eco-friendly idea, instead of discarding scraps, integrate them into your gift tag design. You can use pieces of gift wrap or old holiday cards you would otherwise throw out. Cut them into decorative shapes and add them to your tags to make them a stand out.
Cereal boxes have weird and wacky designs that are perfect for cutting out and using as gift tags. What other food packages would be ideal in this application?
Mini wreaths can easily be made from the flora and fauna you find in your garden. Take the branch of a bush and twist it up into a circular shape. Affix it to a small, sturdy piece of paper, and voila, you have a great looking gift tag design.
During the holiday season, it’s likely you can find a seasonal stamp kit for just a few dollars at a craft store. You can use the stamps to decorate gift tags so they look appropriately festive.
Feathers are a big look this season. Get creative with your gift tags. Instead of cutting them into traditional rectangles, fashion them into a feather shape. They will add a cultural aesthetic to your holiday vibe.
Your gift tags will need to have some sort of writing. They will include the recipient’s name at the very least. They may also say something like ‘Season’s Greetings’ or ‘Happy Holidays’. If you are skilled at calligraphy, you may be able to create a beautiful font that serves as the centerpiece of the tag. This will eliminate the need for any other fancy decorations.
Gift tags add that special touch that makes exchanging presents even more special. Now that you have some inspirational ideas for creating yours, you can take it in any direction you wish. What will you be doing to give your tags pizzazz?