Add personal flare to your gift-giving this season
Exploring fun ways to wrap a gift is a great way to enjoy the holiday season. First of all, it can be really fun to explore your own creativity and artistic vision. Secondly, seeing your loved ones faces light up when they see their presents under the tree is always heartwarming. One way to create a delightful unwrapping experience is to add a personal touch to your gifts with unique labels and tags. In this guide, we’ll explore creative ways to make your gift-giving memorable and filled with personality.
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Avery Design and Print Online (ADPO) is free online software that allows you to customize Avery labels, cards, and tags. Moreover, ADPO has all the standard editing tools you need to customize any image, shape, or background on your labels and tags. Using ADPO, you can easily upload photos from any smart device, including your phone, which makes it easy to personalize gift tags with the recipient’s photo.
Once you’ve picked out photos that are the right size and quality for printing, use ADPO to add them to your tags and print them yourself, or let us print them for you. You can use the strings that come with our tags, or get creative and pick out different ribbons and strings for different gift wrapping styles.
Tips for making photo gift tags that look great
Nevertheless, there are some tips that can help you have more fun wrapping gifts with photo tags. Firstly, do a simple test; if your image looks blurry or pixelated when you look at it on your device, it definitely won’t print well. Secondly, make sure that your image is big enough to print with at least 300 DPI (dots per inch). This post has good instructions for determining the size of an image on your laptop or computer. Additionally, here is an easy way to check the image size on your smart phone:
- Choose the photo from your library, then open the information by tapping the information icon on iPhones or scrolling to the bottom on Android phones.
- Use a pixels-to-inches converter like this one to see the size and DPI.
Create this look using metal-rim tags (Avery 11025) and an ultra-fine point marker.
Timeless Christmas gift wrapping ideas
There are some Christmas gift wrapping ideas and themes that never go out of style. In fact, choosing a timeless design can be fun for wrapping gifts that invoke feelings of nostalgia. For example, black, white, and gold are always a classy color combination, and Christmas trees and brown paper add rustic charm to gifts year after year.
No matter what timeless design you choose for your Christmas gift wrapping, our Mail Merge feature is the key to quickly personalizing labels and tags. It makes the process quicker because you can make edits to the overall design and then simply import the names you want on each tag. You can even use Mail Merge to add addresses to personalized Christmas card labels, like we’ve done here. In a nutshell, Mail Merge quickly imports any list from a spreadsheet onto individual labels or tags. For a more detailed explanation, this article walks you through how Mail Merge works, step by step.
Print this design using a laser or inkjet printer and Avery 2″ x 2″ Kraft labels sold by the package (22846).
Alternatively, choose “Let Us Print for You” after finishing your design to order custom-printed square labels.
Christmas gift wrapping ideas that go together
Pulling together gift wrapping ideas that go together without being “matchy-matchy” is all about finding balance. For example you can mix different patterns and textures within your color palette. Or go for a trendy monochrome look by using various shades of the same color. To achieve this style, choose a different shade for each part of your gift wrapping, i.e. the wrapping paper or bag, ribbons, labels, and tags. Another great example is choosing one element, like Christmas trees, snowmen, or some other seasonal icon, and carrying that element through all your wrapping.
Another fun way to create cohesive gift wrapping is to use labels and tags that are all designed to go together. Luckily, our free template galleries make a cohesive look super easy to achieve. For example, using this gallery of Avery templates for the holidays, you can filter by labels, cards, or tags. Simply browse to find a design theme you like, and then choose the matching template for the Avery product you’re using. Once you have a template open, you can edit text (as demonstrated in this video) and other elements to your liking.
Pro Tip: Once you open a template and save the project to your free Avery account, you can apply that project to any printable Avery label, card, or tag! This article walks you through exactly how to do it.
Examples of using a theme from the Avery holiday gallery
Print this design using a laser or inkjet printer and Avery 2″ x 4″ labels with gold borders, sold by the package (6541).
Alternatively, choose “Let Us Print for You” after finishing your design to order custom-printed rectangle labels without the gold border.
Print this design using a laser or inkjet printer and Avery 2″ round labels with gold borders, sold by the package (22876).
Alternatively, choose “Let Us Print for You” after finishing your design to order custom-printed round labels without the gold border.
Unique gift wrap ideas that are easy to do
Texture, color, shine, and photos are all really fun, yet simple, elements that make a big impact when it comes to unique gift wrapping. For example, we used pom-poms, photo labels, and shiny gold notary seal labels to create unique and memorable gift presentations. Pom poms are actually a great example because texture truly is a game-changer. You can also use materials like burlap, grosgrain ribbons, and Kraft paper for added depth.
Of course, the power of personalization can’t be overlooked. Adding personal photos, nicknames, or inside jokes to your gift wrapping will instantly make a connection with the recipient. As mentioned above, using ADPO, you can add a personal touch to any design for labels, cards, or tags. For help using ADPO tools, try visiting our online Help Center, where you can search by topic. This article breaking down how to create and print personalized gift tags is also a great start.
Open the blank template for Avery 3-1/2″ x 5″ shipping labels sold by the package (8168), then add your own photos. Finish by printing the labels using an inkjet printer.
If you have a laser printer, try 3-1/2″ x 5″ blank labels on the sheet instead. Read this to learn why it’s so important to use the right labels for your printer.
Or simply order custom-printed sheet labels.
DIY cute gift wrapping ideas labels
Coming up with cute gift wrapping ideas can be a lot of fun, especially just letting the colors and shapes inspire you. In fact, our in-store label packs in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials are the perfect way to start experimenting. For even more colors, materials, and shapes, you can also shop for blank labels sold by the sheet or order custom labels. Both blank labels and custom labels can even be ordered in custom sizes.
To recreate this look, use blank labels sold by the sheet in 1-1/2″ round (94506) and 2″ round sizes (94501). There are a variety of vibrant colors to choose from, or you can use neon magenta and green like we’ve done here.
Once you’ve picked colors, you can add a pattern using ADPO and print them out or have them custom printed. You can even draw your own pattern on them or leave them blank.
Get started wrapping gifts with personality
Of course, there’s nothing better than seeing your family and friends light up when they see personalized details on their gift. However, gift-giving can be even more fun when you unleash your creativity and embrace simple yet impactful elements like texture, color, shine, and photos. Luckily, Avery labels and tags make it easy to incorporate many of these elements.
If you’re seeking practical tips for using Avery Design and Print Online (ADPO) to create personalized labels and tags, don’t forget to watch the video tutorial linked in this article. And follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for more inspiration. Remember, the holidays are all about spreading joy, and thoughtful gift-wrapping ideas are sure to create lasting memories. Happy wrapping!