{Books} Gift Wrapping


Gift wrapping has always fascinated me. Maybe it started because of Christmas presents opened on Christmas day as a child. That feeling of excitement and glee that would stir inside me on Christmas Eve knowing that the next day I'd be tearing through that gift wrap (^•^) under the tree. 
I'm one to admire gift wrap and packaging like art and consider the pretty wrapping a gift itself. When I come across books on wrapping, and there aren't so many here in the US, I have to have it. I recently added these books in the following photos to my gift wrapping library. I really have a thing for the ones from Japan.

Since I'm on the subject of wrapping, thought I would share a few photos of a few things I wrapped up using available supplies like: paper packages and tissue paper. I tied some bakers twine around them and stuck on a few pieces of washi tape. I also used  tissue paper for one and cut a strip of gift wrap (bunnies printed on them) and secured it around my gift. Easy and cute.

I found my gift wrapping books at our local Japanese bookstore: Hakubundo, and online via Etsy and Ebay. Some search words to use: zakka, Japanese craft book, Japanese zakka book, gift wrapping (to give you a few examples).


  1. These fabulous ideas are very much appreciated! Your simple gift wrapping is so sweet and cute! I love the delicate strawberry print and striped tape. I love your photos too, they are so dreamy and lovely to look at :)
    xo Maria
    p.s: I'm so excited to have you as a pen pal Merissa! You are the sweetest lady and I'm so glad we can send each other pretty letters ♥♥

  2. Hi there Maria (^•^) thanks so much! Happy to be exchanging pretties with you too! xo

  3. i actually think i love gift wrappings more than what's inside. you're so skilled at making things look pretty - i love it! <3

  4. Hey Alicia, glad you think the same as I do, yeah girl! Gift wrapping is a gift too :) xo


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