A Holiday Gifting Mood Board.

November 21, 2015

I love giving gifts. Always have, always will. But it wasn’t until a few years ago that I developed a deep appreciation for the packaging that a gift comes in. Sometimes, it’s the box, the paper, or the ribbon, but I am a deep believer that a beautifully wrapped package elevates a gift to something that much more special.

Since the holiday season is such a big gifting season, I like to go in with a bit of a vision, as it makes shopping and crafting a little more organized (and inspiring!) for me. This year, I decided to create a holiday gifting mood board.

holiday gifting mood board creative stay diy I’ve really been leaning into rich, earthy textures and tones this season. Green, chocolate, copper, and wine with some white and black accents to keep the aesthetic clean and modern.

holiday gifting mood board creative stay diyThese papers absolutely kill me. Heart eye emojis for days. I discovered this little japanese paper shop, full of hand pressed goods. The leaf-pressed paper has been a long-time favorite, good for every season; the purple, chocolatey color with flecks of gold leaf is a recent find, and the wrinkled copper paper really looks like metal. The photo print is from my Instagram and was printed via Artifact Uprising, while the wooden tree decals are from my Messy Box subscription.

holiday gifting mood board creative stay diyHow fun is this twine? I found these beauties at target, believe it or not. I love the green rafia and black & white twine. I feel like these are the kind of accents that can elevate a simply wrapped box.

holiday gifting mood board creative stay diyFocusing on these colors for my washi tape– mt tape always has the best variety. I also have been incorporating silver where it works, because who doesn’t love metallics?

holiday gifting mood board creative stay diyThis is actually a hair clip my mom gave me several years ago, not packaging decor. But ever since I’ve received this, I’ve aspired to incorporate these colors into my every day life. I always think there’s something special about using a sentimental piece as a root for inspiration.

I hope you’re having an inspiring, lovely holiday season too!



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