How to Wrap Tempting Gifts!

As one who truly enjoys wrapping presents, I'm already looking forward to the holidays because I'll be dressing the gifts I give in papers from Tuttle Publishing. Who knew that in addition to publishing a range of how-to art and craft books, Tuttle curates themed wrapping paper collections!

two books of wrapping paper sheets - red and gold, and rainbow watercolor collections

It's not quite the stretch it seems because Tuttle also sells high quality origami paper to go along with their many origami books. And then there's the fun fact that each gift wrap collection is actually packaged to look very much like a book.

red and gold gift wrapped present with leaf-shaped gift tag and beaded gold cording

The sheets are bound into a sturdy cover with perforations along the interior edge so they can be kept in pristine condition, yet they easily detach one by one when ready to use. I recommend taking your time to avoid tears (as in rips, hopefully not the crying kind, ha), but it is indeed doable.

red and metallic pantone gold gift wrap papers

The papers in the two collections I was sent, Red and Gold and Rainbow Watercolors, are an ideal weight for wrapping... not so heavy that it's difficult to make crisp folds at the corners, nor too thin so that it wrinkles easily. I like that the colors are rich and the papers have a nice sheen. Longtime readers will remember that I love a bit of metallic shine... well, the glint in the Red and Gold collection is beautifully printed with real gold Pantone ink. 

colorfully wrapped, rectangular gift with pink rawhide leather pom pom bow

Included in each book are inspiring photos of pretty packages wrapped in both fun and elegant ways. You'll find ideas for decorating gifts with any number of small items you might have lurking in your craft supplies. Example bows are shown made of a variety of materials, clever gifts tags are cut from the same paper, and ribbons are accented with beads and small baubles.

 Tuttle Gift Wrap Paper Collections - back covers

And of course the papers can be used for craft projects as well as gift wrapping. Cover cardboard boxes to create desk accessories, make gift bags, layer onto handmade cards, and use for iris and tea bag folding.

feathers gift wrap paper covers a pencil box filled with colorful markers and feathers
The collections are reasonably priced - some, very much so - and all are less expensive than buying individual sheets from a stationery shop. True, the 18 x 24-inch sheets are not huge and there are fold lines, but standing a slim book of papers on a shelf takes up less space than a cardboard tube.

rainbow gift wrap with paper fan ornaments and multicolor yarn bow

In addition to the Red and Gold and Rainbow Watercolors collections, a Black and Gold, Cool Blue, and one that's composed of All Natural papers will be released on Amazon on October 22. All can be pre-ordered now.

red and metallic gold gift wrapped package with golden leaves ribbon

There is also a Gold and Silver collection, perfect for the holidays, and Cherry Blossoms, Indonesian Batik, Japanese Kimono, Blue and White and Black and White for all occasions. Some of the books contain six sheets and others include twelve, each 'page' with a different pattern.

metallic shine on read and gold wrapping paper sheets

All of the gift wrap collections can be ordered directly from Tuttle Publishing at a 30% discount with free U.S. shipping over $35, and are also sold by Tuttle via Amazon.

Disclosure: I was sent Red and Gold and Rainbow Watercolors by Tuttle to review.

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Ann Martin
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  1. What a sweet selection of papers! I hadn't realized they offered gift wrap - thanks for sharing your insights on their books Ann!

    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one to be late to the party! Just discovered they sell origami paper separately from their books too.


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