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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I always struggle to get into the festive spirit here in the desert; bright blue sky, warm sunny days and an abundance of sand are all so far removed from the cold, dark and blustery Christmas I grew up with in England.

One thing that always warms my Christmas cockles is present wrapping. I love it. I started last night wearing my new winter scarf and rocking out to all the festive tunes from ‘Santa Baby’ to Slade’s ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’. Oh I do love a good old Christmas tune. I honestly think that they’re good for the soul. I digress….

Today’s post is about inspiring your Christmas day wrapping. There are so many creative ways to wrap your gifts for your nearest and dearest and here are some of them. From fresh greenery and berries to stamping and glitter, there are some simple and some not so simple ideas for you to take on-board when performing your own Christmas routine.

Now I don’t know about you folks but I do find unique wrapping paper hard to come by in Dubai – my go to is Paperchase but if you know of any shout-out worthy stationery shops here in the UAE please do leave a little comment below as I would love¬†to know about them!

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One of the best finds I have come across are printable gift tags on Etsy; perfect for those last minute presents and for those of us wanting something a little different from the norm. There are hundreds of these out there but here are a few of my favourites:

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White Willow Paper: With Love and Stags

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Mooseberry Printables: White Tags and Black Tags