by Suzie Bonaldi



Wrapping It Up

This one goes out to everyone still yet to finish their wrapping (or gift buying in general). This morning for the first time in December I felt my inner Christmas fairy emerge and wrapped my first present at 8am. After a quick sweep around Paperchase on Friday I decided on a brown paper/twine/pine theme for our gift wrapping this year. It's super festive, but very neutral without verging on tacky or too plain. I decided the pine was the perfect finishing touch as we have some real pine branches that will be thrown away soon anyway.

Not only is is budget friendly, but it compliments other present colour schemes perfectly. Perfect if you have housemates that have different ideas when it comes to gift wrapping (my favourite is  brown pine wrapping mixed with monochrome, geometric patterns).

To top it all off, this year I've enjoyed adding a decorative touch to the bow - leaves, pine cones, charms or tags all compliment a bow of twine or ribbon really beautifully and wraps everything up in one neat little bow (literally).



  1. It looks so pretty, such a great idea for wrapping! x


  2. I always get a little bit lost when it comes to wrapping, but this looks so pretty! x

    Isabella Hope

  3. Gorgeous post! I love wrapping, it’s a chance to be creative and personal. I always shop at Paperchase for wrapping bits because there designs are so current and different! I’ve just done a post on my blog about wrapping, would love it if you checked it out! Best wishes and happy Christmas :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

  4. Love the rustic and simplicity of the wrapping - such a great idea, Suzie!!

    xx Alyson
    The Beauty Vanity

  5. your photography is beautiful on this- and I love your smile :)

  6. Love it! I decided to DIY our gift wrap this year - I got my two year old to 'hand print' brown paper. It looks super-cute and I know for a fact that his aunties, uncles, grannies and grandpas are going to love it!

  7. Looks lovely, such a good idea! xx

  8. great idea :)

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  9. Such beautiful present wrapping :) love the use of nature!

  10. So simple but festive! - Rayban giveaway

  11. Such gorgeous ideas, if only I hadn't wrapped all my Christmas presents already!! H xx

  12. This is such a lovely idea! I love the pine cones and brown paper :)

    Millie x | Millies Wardrobe

  13. This is so pretty! I said I would put more creativity into my wrapping this year, but that didn't happen haha.

  14. This is lovely! You did the wrapping so perfect.

  15. You just make everything seem so simple yet so elegant x.

  16. So much more creative than my wrapping! Love the pine cones and leaves, such a nice touch Suzie. Merry Christmas! x

  17. I love wrapping presents, these look great!


  18. I love the wrapping here! It's gorgeous, easy and affordable to do :)
    Sensitive Epidermis | Rainbow

  19. I love this idea! Such a creative idea, the recipients of your gifts will be thrilled!

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn

  20. I did my gifts like this too! I love the simple look of it! x

    Blog Marjorie

  21. Simple yet very beautiful :) . I like the final touch you gave the whole wrapping with the pine cones and leaves.

    Happy Holidays! :)

    Salha | Abuhayar

  22. This is how I would love my Christmas wrapping to look. Yet, this is how it always ends up. Lol!

    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

  23. I have actually got brown paper & white string for my presents this year..fingers crossed they'll look half as good as this!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  24. SO stinkin' cute! I used brown paper this year to wrap too, and just went crazy with some festive washi tape, haha!

    Beautyosaurus Lex 

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  26. This is exactly how I wrapped the gifts this year too- the brown paper and white thread yarn, love the acorn and greenery touches! xx

  27. So simple - I might just swap the patterned paper for something like this next year!

    little miss fii | Fii x

  28. what an adorable simple way to wrap presents x
    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin

  29. Oh my goodness! Your wrapping is absolutely amazing! I am in serious awe of your wrapping skills and creativity. You've inspired me to do something like this next year (I've already wrapped mine in generic paper). :D

  30. It's so pretty! I wonder how to attach the pine cones?

    Safira from Infinitely Mine | Bloglovin

  31. Its so pretty! Love your wrapping as well. xx

    Colorful Closets

  32. Gorgeous wrapping! So simple yet festive and beautiful.

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  33. Absolute love how simple but stunning it is! The string pulls everything together so nicely x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  34. I love simple yet beautiful present packages like this! Wish I saw this before I passed my friends their Christmas presents :(

    It's Me, Hanie

  35. These look amazing. So cute, shame I'm awful at wrapping up presents x

  36. I love it when I get a nice wrapped present!

  37. Love your wrapping! Where can you buy that type of wrapping paper?! I'm always looking for it! xx

  38. These photos are STUNNING! I absolutely love the neutral theme with pops of holiday bits.


  39. I love the theme you've gone for!

  40. I am so bad when it comes to wrapping gifts !
    Thank you for giving me ideas !

  41. The simple wrapping always looks the best!

    Beauty Challenged

  42. I love adding in the pinecone! Brown paper is always a winner for me with wrapping, this year I decked it out with some amazing washi tape!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

  43. I need to give myself enough time to do this next year!

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