The best wrapping trends this Christmas

Sometimes what’s on the outside counts, too.

Scandi

From left: DIPPED BASKET, £55, Rockett St George. WAVE PAPER, £2.50 a sheet, Selfridges. KRAFT PAPER, £2.99 for 3m, Pipii. WOLF DECORATION, £8, The Conran Shop. STRIPED BASKET, £15, Rockett St George. dot PAPER, £5.45 for three rolls, Bloomingville. STRIPED RIBBON, £4.50 for 5m, Nancy & Betty. TREES PAPER, £5 for 5m, Lilac Coast. SEAGRASS BASKET, £40, Rockett St George. TREE, £68, and STAR DECORATIONS, £22 for six, The White Company. LIDDED BASKET, £35, Rockett St George. POMPOM BASKET, £60, Amara. DOT PAPER, as before, and NOEL TAG, 80p, both Bloomingville. GRID PAPER, £5 for 5m, Lilac Coast. SPOTTED PAPER, £2.50 a sheet, Selfridges. BACKGROUND: WALLPAPER, £36 per sq m, Murals Wallpaper

From left: DIPPED BASKET, £55, Rockett St George. WAVE PAPER, £2.50 a sheet, Selfridges. KRAFT PAPER, £2.99 for 3m, Pipii. WOLF DECORATION, £8, The Conran Shop. STRIPED BASKET, £15, Rockett St George. dot PAPER, £5.45 for three rolls, Bloomingville. STRIPED RIBBON, £4.50 for 5m, Nancy & Betty. TREES PAPER, £5 for 5m, Lilac Coast. SEAGRASS BASKET, £40, Rockett St George. TREE, £68, and STAR DECORATIONS, £22 for six, The White Company. LIDDED BASKET, £35, Rockett St George. POMPOM BASKET, £60, Amara. DOT PAPER, as before, and NOEL TAG, 80p, both Bloomingville. GRID PAPER, £5 for 5m, Lilac Coast. SPOTTED PAPER, £2.50 a sheet, Selfridges. BACKGROUND: WALLPAPER, £36 per sq m, Murals Wallpaper

Clockwise from top left: MARBLE PAPER, £2.50 a sheet, Selfridges. BLUE RIBBON, £5 for 5m, Nancy & Betty. BELLS RIBBON, £4.50 for 5m, Paperchase. PENGUIN PAPER, £2.90 a sheet, Bird Brain London. TAG, 80p, Bloomingville. STAR PAPER, £3.25 for 3m, Pipii. WINTER SPRIG PAPER, £5.50 for a pack, Nikki Strange. TREES PAPER, £5 for 5m, Lilac Coast. WOODEN LETTER TAG, £2.95, Not On The High Street. DOT PAPER, £5.45 for three rolls, Bloomingville. STRIPED RIBBON, £4.50 for 5m, Nancy & Betty. GEOMETRIC PAPER, £5 for 5m, Lilac Coast. STRIPED KRAFT BAG, £3 for ten, Pipii. WOODEN STARS, £8.99, Talking Tables. PAPER baubles, £19 for four, Toast. BACKGROUND: WALLPAPER, £36 per sq m, Murals Wallpaper

Clockwise from top left: MARBLE PAPER, £2.50 a sheet, Selfridges. BLUE RIBBON, £5 for 5m, Nancy & Betty. BELLS RIBBON, £4.50 for 5m, Paperchase. PENGUIN PAPER, £2.90 a sheet, Bird Brain London. TAG, 80p, Bloomingville. STAR PAPER, £3.25 for 3m, Pipii. WINTER SPRIG PAPER, £5.50 for a pack, Nikki Strange. TREES PAPER, £5 for 5m, Lilac Coast. WOODEN LETTER TAG, £2.95, Not On The High Street. DOT PAPER, £5.45 for three rolls, Bloomingville. STRIPED RIBBON, £4.50 for 5m, Nancy & Betty. GEOMETRIC PAPER, £5 for 5m, Lilac Coast. STRIPED KRAFT BAG, £3 for ten, Pipii. WOODEN STARS, £8.99, Talking Tables. PAPER baubles, £19 for four, Toast. BACKGROUND: WALLPAPER, £36 per sq m, Murals Wallpaper

GRID PAPER, £5 for 5m, Lilac Coast. STRIPED WASHI TAPE, £2.75, Pipii. RIBBON, £4.50 for 5m, Nancy & Betty. TREE, £68, The White Company. CHAIR, stylist’s own

GRID PAPER, £5 for 5m, Lilac Coast. STRIPED WASHI TAPE, £2.75, Pipii. RIBBON, £4.50 for 5m, Nancy & Betty. TREE, £68, The White Company. CHAIR, stylist’s own

Clockwise from top left: BELLS RIBBON, £4.50 for 5m, Paperchase. GOLD-EDGED RIBBON and COPPER-EDGED RIBBON, both £2.65 for 5m, Pipii. STARS GARLAND, £10, Meri Meri. WOODEN REEL, stylists’s own. SILVER TWINE and STRIPED BAKER’S TWINE, both £4.50 for 20m, Pipii. NATURAL STRING, £4 for 10m, Rowen & Wren. GREY HEMP CORD, £5.75, Pipii. HERRINGBONE RIBBON, £5.75 for 12 assorted ribbons, Paperchase. BACKGROUND: WALLPAPER, £36 per sq m, Murals Wallpaper

Clockwise from top left: BELLS RIBBON, £4.50 for 5m, Paperchase. GOLD-EDGED RIBBON and COPPER-EDGED RIBBON, both £2.65 for 5m, Pipii. STARS GARLAND, £10, Meri Meri. WOODEN REEL, stylists’s own. SILVER TWINE and STRIPED BAKER’S TWINE, both £4.50 for 20m, Pipii. NATURAL STRING, £4 for 10m, Rowen & Wren. GREY HEMP CORD, £5.75, Pipii. HERRINGBONE RIBBON, £5.75 for 12 assorted ribbons, Paperchase. BACKGROUND: WALLPAPER, £36 per sq m, Murals Wallpaper

PLANTS, stylists own. FABRIC, £59.95 per m, Liberty, RIBBON, £3 for 5meters, Rowen and Wren, SCISSORS, £5, Connox

PLANTS, stylists own. FABRIC, £59.95 per m, Liberty, RIBBON, £3 for 5meters, Rowen and Wren, SCISSORS, £5, Connox

PAPER DEC, £10 for 3, Toast, PINE CONES, £4.50 for 3m, Marks and Spencer. RIBBON, £4.50 for 5m, Nancy & Betty, GOLD FEATHERS, £7.50 for set of 10, Broste Copenhagen. COPPER DETAIL TAGS, £3.60, Deartomestudio. SPOTTY TAG, £3.99 for 10, Ginger Ray, ENVELOPES, £4, Present and Correct. METAL TAGS, £18 for 24, Rowen and Wren. GOLD DIPPED STARS, £3.49 for 10. Pipii. ROUND GOLD, £5.50, Selfridges

PAPER DEC, £10 for 3, Toast, PINE CONES, £4.50 for 3m, Marks and Spencer. RIBBON, £4.50 for 5m, Nancy & Betty, GOLD FEATHERS, £7.50 for set of 10, Broste Copenhagen. COPPER DETAIL TAGS, £3.60, Deartomestudio. SPOTTY TAG, £3.99 for 10, Ginger Ray, ENVELOPES, £4, Present and Correct. METAL TAGS, £18 for 24, Rowen and Wren. GOLD DIPPED STARS, £3.49 for 10. Pipii. ROUND GOLD, £5.50, Selfridges

Merry & bright

 Clockwise from top left: GRID BAG, £7.50 for three, and TAG, £6.75 for six, both Meri Meri. TREE BAG, £2.75, Bloomingville. CHALKBOARD TAG, £2.25 for five, and YELLOW stripe BAG, £2.50 for ten, both Pipii. NUMBER STICKER, £5.45 for 24, Bloomingville. STAR GARLAND, £8.25, Meri Meri. & BOX, £2.50, Letteroom. DINOSAUR, £13.50, Luna & Curious. STRIPED ADVENT BOX, £6.99 for 24, Ginger Ray. POMPOMS, £5 for a pack, Hobbycraft. BLUE SPOT BAG, £1.95 for ten, Pipii. PENGUIN £11, Luna & Curious. BLACK STRIPED BAG, £5.45 for four, Bloomingville. WOODEN PEGS, £1.20 for 50, Hobbycraft

 Clockwise from top left: GRID BAG, £7.50 for three, and TAG, £6.75 for six, both Meri Meri. TREE BAG, £2.75, Bloomingville. CHALKBOARD TAG, £2.25 for five, and YELLOW stripe BAG, £2.50 for ten, both Pipii. NUMBER STICKER, £5.45 for 24, Bloomingville. STAR GARLAND, £8.25, Meri Meri. & BOX, £2.50, Letteroom. DINOSAUR, £13.50, Luna & Curious. STRIPED ADVENT BOX, £6.99 for 24, Ginger Ray. POMPOMS, £5 for a pack, Hobbycraft. BLUE SPOT BAG, £1.95 for ten, Pipii. PENGUIN £11, Luna & Curious. BLACK STRIPED BAG, £5.45 for four, Bloomingville. WOODEN PEGS, £1.20 for 50, Hobbycraft
From top: TRIANGLE PAPER, £3.50 a sheet, Selfridges. STAR PAPER, £3 a sheet, Rastall & Daughters. FA LA LA Ribbon, £4 for about 3m, Meri Meri. SNOWFLAKE PAPER, £9.95 for five sheets, Nancy & Betty. SILVER SPECKS PAPER, £8 for 6m, The White Company. CORAL RIBBON, £2 for 3m, Paperchase

From top: TRIANGLE PAPER, £3.50 a sheet, Selfridges. STAR PAPER, £3 a sheet, Rastall & Daughters. FA LA LA Ribbon, £4 for about 3m, Meri Meri. SNOWFLAKE PAPER, £9.95 for five sheets, Nancy & Betty. SILVER SPECKS PAPER, £8 for 6m, The White Company. CORAL RIBBON, £2 for 3m, Paperchase

Clockwise from top left: POLAR BEAR PAPER, £2.50 a sheet, Heather Alstead. NO PEEKING TAG, £9.95 for six, Harrods. TAPE DISPENSER, £22, both Amara. TAPE, £3, Paperchase. TRIANGLES PAPER, £3.50 a sheet, Selfridges. PINK PAPER, £6.50 for an assorted pack, Next. STRIPED PAPER, £4.75 for 2m, Selfridges. STAR GARLAND, £16.50, Meri Meri. BLUE STAR PAPER, £3 a sheet, Rastall & Daughters. PENGUIN TAG, £2.90 for six, Not On The High Street. SCISSORS, £5, Connox. SANTA LLAMA PAPER, £4.50 for 4m, John Lewis. TASSEL TAG, £6.75 for six, and WOOL, £10 for about 9m, both Meri Meri. PINATA DECORATIONS, £12 each, The Conran Shop. BACKGROUND: WALLPAPER, £36 per sq m, Murals Wallpaper

Clockwise from top left: POLAR BEAR PAPER, £2.50 a sheet, Heather Alstead. NO PEEKING TAG, £9.95 for six, Harrods. TAPE DISPENSER, £22, both Amara. TAPE, £3, Paperchase. TRIANGLES PAPER, £3.50 a sheet, Selfridges. PINK PAPER, £6.50 for an assorted pack, Next. STRIPED PAPER, £4.75 for 2m, Selfridges. STAR GARLAND, £16.50, Meri Meri. BLUE STAR PAPER, £3 a sheet, Rastall & Daughters. PENGUIN TAG, £2.90 for six, Not On The High Street. SCISSORS, £5, Connox. SANTA LLAMA PAPER, £4.50 for 4m, John Lewis. TASSEL TAG, £6.75 for six, and WOOL, £10 for about 9m, both Meri Meri. PINATA DECORATIONS, £12 each, The Conran Shop. BACKGROUND: WALLPAPER, £36 per sq m, Murals Wallpaper

Washi tape, clockwise from top left: SPROUTS, £5.95, Nancy & Betty. STACK of four, £4.25, Paperchase. dotty, snowflake and LET IT SNOW, £8.45 for four, Bloomingville. checked, £6.50, Present & Correct. THIN STRIPED, £3.25 for three, and THICK STRIPED, £5.75 for two, all Pipii. WOOD, £11, Present & Correct

Washi tape, clockwise from top left: SPROUTS, £5.95, Nancy & Betty. STACK of four, £4.25, Paperchase. dotty, snowflake and LET IT SNOW, £8.45 for four, Bloomingville. checked, £6.50, Present & Correct. THIN STRIPED, £3.25 for three, and THICK STRIPED, £5.75 for two, all Pipii. WOOD, £11, Present & Correct

Opulent

WALL STAR, £7.30, Broste Copenhagen. LIGHTS, £12.99, Lights4Fun. BLUE STAR paper, £12.50 for 10m, Cox & Cox. SILVER RIBBON, £2 for 3m, Paperchase. MARBLE PAPER, £3 a sheet, Rowen & Wren. BLACK RIBBON, £2 for 3m, Paperchase. PENGUIN paper, £2 a sheet, Luna & Curious. Folding BIKE, £425, Bobbin, from Evans Cycles

WALL STAR, £7.30, Broste Copenhagen. LIGHTS, £12.99, Lights4Fun. BLUE STAR paper, £12.50 for 10m, Cox & Cox. SILVER RIBBON, £2 for 3m, Paperchase. MARBLE PAPER, £3 a sheet, Rowen & Wren. BLACK RIBBON, £2 for 3m, Paperchase. PENGUIN paper, £2 a sheet, Luna & Curious. Folding BIKE, £425, Bobbin, from Evans Cycles

MARBLE PAPER, £12.50 for 10m, Cox & Cox. STRING, £4.50 for 20m, Pipii. WOODEN STARS, £8.99, Talking Tables. PAPER BAUBLE, £19 for four, Toast

MARBLE PAPER, £12.50 for 10m, Cox & Cox. STRING, £4.50 for 20m, Pipii. WOODEN STARS, £8.99, Talking Tables. PAPER BAUBLE, £19 for four, Toast

Clockwise from top left: BLUE-GREEN MARBLE PAPER, £3.50 a sheet, Erskine Rose. GOLD PAPER, £4.75 a sheet, Selfridges. BLUE-WHITE MARBLE paper, £3 a sheet, and BLUE RIBBON, £3 for 5m, both Rowen & Wren. PINE CONE paper, £4.50 for 3m, Marks & Spencer. gold RIBBON, £5 for 5m, Nancy & Betty. SCISSORS, £8, Connox. GOLD FEATHER PEGS, £3.95 for eight, Pipii. STAR PAPER, £12.50 for 10m, Cox & Cox. GOLD RIBBON, £2.65 for 5m, Pipii. GREEN DOTS PAPER, £3 for 1.5m, Hobbycraft. GOLD GARLAND, £9, Meri Meri. POLAR BEAR paper, £2 a sheet, Luna & Curious. BACKGROUND: WALLPAPER, £36 per sq m, Murals Wallpaper

Clockwise from top left: BLUE-GREEN MARBLE PAPER, £3.50 a sheet, Erskine Rose. GOLD PAPER, £4.75 a sheet, Selfridges. BLUE-WHITE MARBLE paper, £3 a sheet, and BLUE RIBBON, £3 for 5m, both Rowen & Wren. PINE CONE paper, £4.50 for 3m, Marks & Spencer. gold RIBBON, £5 for 5m, Nancy & Betty. SCISSORS, £8, Connox. GOLD FEATHER PEGS, £3.95 for eight, Pipii. STAR PAPER, £12.50 for 10m, Cox & Cox. GOLD RIBBON, £2.65 for 5m, Pipii. GREEN DOTS PAPER, £3 for 1.5m, Hobbycraft. GOLD GARLAND, £9, Meri Meri. POLAR BEAR paper, £2 a sheet, Luna & Curious. BACKGROUND: WALLPAPER, £36 per sq m, Murals Wallpaper

Stockists 

AMARA, amara.com. BIRD BRAIN LONDON, birdbrainlondon.com. BLOOMINGVILLE, bloomingville.com. BROSTE COPENHAGEN, brostecopenhagen.com. CONNOX, connox.co.uk. COX & COX, coxandcox.co.uk. ERSKINE ROSE, erskinerose.com. EVANS CYCLES, evanscycles.com. GINGER RAY, gingerray.co.uk. HARRODS, harrods.com. HEATHER ALSTEAD, heatheralsteaddesign.com. HOBBYCRAFT, hobbycraft.co.uk. JOHN LEWIS, johnlewis.com. LETTEROOM, theletteroom.com. LIGHTS4FUN, lights4fun.co.uk. LILAC COAST, lilaccoast.co.uk. LUNA & CURIOUS, lunaandcurious.com. MARKS & SPENCER, marksandspencer.com. MERI MERI, shopmerimeri.co.uk. MURALS WALLPAPER, muralswallpaper.co.uk. NANCY & BETTY, nancyandbetty.com. NEXT, next.co.uk. NIKKI STRANGE, nikkistrange.co.uk. NOT ON THE HIGH STREET, notonthehighstreet.com. PAPERCHASE, paperchase.co.uk. PIPII, pipii.co.uk. PRESENT & CORRECT, presentandcorrect.com. RASTALL & DAUGHTERS, rastallanddaughters.com. ROCKETT ST GEORGE, rockettstgeorge.co.uk. ROWEN & WREN, rowenandwren.co.uk. SELFRIDGES, selfridges.com. TALKING TABLES, talkingtables.co.uk. THE CONRAN SHOP, conranshop.co.uk. THE WHITE COMPANY, thewhitecompany.co.uk. TOAST, toa.st

Stylist: Jennifer Haslam 

Photographs: Jake Seal