12 stylish gift wrapping ideas you can do yourself
Create your very own stylish faux bois-inspired holiday gift wrap. For the full look and all the details click here.
A cheery colour scheme uses sky blue to temper the ubiquitous holiday red. The shades play off each other to create a happy holiday palette, while the traditional use of bows and ribbons is perfectly at home in the mix. For the full look and all the details click here.
True to her happy-go-lucky style, design assistant Morgan Lindsay created a colourful array of wrapped presents that are guaranteed to put a smile on any recipients’ face. For the full look and all the details click here.
The natural look has never appeared as good as on these subtle, sophisticated gifts. Whether it’s brown-paper packages tied up with string or gift wrap crafted from a page or two of a vintage book, understated elegance is the name of the game. For the full look and all the details click here.
Drawing inspiration from our favourite of-the-moment wallpapers, we designed our very own gift wrap, and you can too! For the full look and all the details click here.
Green never gets old during the holidays, especially when it comes in all kinds of lovely variations of shade and texture. For the full look and all the details click here.
A little old-fashioned, a little modern and a lot of style. Lace-like details give style and food editor Tara Ballantyne’s packages a handmade feel, while hits of neon keep the look contemporary and fun – perfect for a season that both embraces tradition and celebrates new endeavours. For the full look and all the details click here.
Create your own pretty snowflake wrapping paper inspired by one of our favourite of-the-moment wallpaper designs. For the full look and all the details click here.
Indulge in a spate of whimsy this season by choosing a colour palette that’s out of the holiday ordinary. This combination of white and bubble-gum pink brings new life to the tried-and-true basics we’re – maybe – too used to seeing. For the full look and all the details click here.
The combination of dusty rose and dove grey brings a sense of youthfulness to these Christmas presents that’s sweet but not saccharine. Senior style editor Ann Marie Favot skilfully combined patterned papers, string and stickers to create a fun, fresh take on holiday gift wrapping. For the full look and all the details click here.
Always one to bring on the glamour, Jessica Waks gave her gifts a decorator’s touch. Her signature graphic palette of black and white with hits of gold is sophisticated and a perfect match for the dazzle of the holidays. For the full look and all the details click here.
DIY Kitchen Island
Transform an IKEA table base into a stylish free-standing island.
Follow these step-by-step instructions to create your own free-standing island like the one featured in our Parisian-style kitchen. This budget-friendly accessory can be customized to suit your style while adding an extra prep area to any size space.
DIY project: Stylish storage cabinet
We've put together our list of gift ideas to make holiday shopping a breeze.
It's time to start putting together your holiday gift list. Not sure where to start? We've rounded up some great gifts we love that will help make shopping during the holidays quick and easy. Take a look at our long list of chic and stylish items for everyone on your list.
Rosanna Jazz Age porcelain lidded Pardon My French BOX, 3" x 2", Inter-Continental Mercantile, $28.
Bower turned brass and maple Tipsy Writer pen holders (pens included), Brika, $39 each.
Assorted Symbol # marquee sign in White, 6" x 8", Canadian Tire, $20.
Medium stoneware Indigo Illustration trinket dish, Anthropologie, $14 US.
Ommo plastic tiered tray in Suede, Drake General Store, $62.
Glass Milk Bottle Sipper bottles, Anthropologie, $12 US each.
Smudge Design Prickly Paired personalized notecard with straight edge in Leaf, Minted, $71 per pack of 25 (includes kraft envelopes).
Unleashed Life reclaimed steel Easton dog bowl, O.co, from $43.
Bang & Olufsen portable Bluetooth Beoplay A1 speaker in Natural, Amazon.ca, $299.
Wild & Wolf 746 telephone in Copper, Hudson's Bay, $120.
Handmade glass Mixology cocktail glasses with 20-karat gold lettering. Vital Industries on Etsy, $60 US per set of 4.
Felted Corriedale wool faux succulent in Mint Green with terracotta pot in Copper, Contrabotanic on Etsy, $40.
Regenerated cotton blend Rockin’ Moroccan throw, Mood Design Studio on Etsy, $185 US.
Lacquered wood Turner picture frame with brass appliqués, 4" x 4", Jonathan Adler, $128 US.
Crystal Mini perfume bottles, 3", HomeSense, $8 each.
Personalized linen Love toss cushions with feather and down insert in Natural & Navy, 12" x 16", Yun & Yoonie on Etsy, $42 US.
Brass-plated stainless steel Pineapple measuring cups, Anthropologie, $48 US per 4-piece set.
Fresh Zodiac Oval Cancer bar soaps, Sephora, $18 each.
Lucky Charm Hamsa objet, 4" x 3", Indigo, $20.
Plastic Unicorn pencil holder, Kikkerland, $25.
Marble and acacia wood dip bowl (with 2 polished brass spoons), 5", Indigo, $35.
Porcelain Stay Fancy dessert plate, HomeSense, $5.
Greg Voisin ceramic Drake’s Hotline Bling mug in Pink, One of a Kind Online Shop, $25.