After hours spent searching for the perfect gift for that special someone, you can release a sigh of relief that the hunt is finally over. But, you’re not done quite yet. It’s time for the fun part – wrapping! After all, a truly perfect present deserves to be wrapped in equally stylish paper, accompanied by a witty card that’s ‘made’ for the recipient. Encasing a gift in beautiful, bold wrap transforms a good present, into a great one. We’re sharing some of our favourite card and wrapping paper designers to put the finishing touches to your gifts. Many of them are British born and bred too, which is something we love to support at Feather and Nest.
Rosie Made a Thing
Designed by ‘a girl in her pyjamas who loves sweets’, Rosie Made a Thing greeting cards are charming and quirky in equal measure. Featuring humorous and endearing illustrations of different characters and personalities, you’re sure to find one that you can relate to! And we love the captions - you can’t help but smile.
Another of our top picks when it comes to cards is Sarah Ray. This fab illustrator’s designs are known to feature animals – everything from magical unicorns to hedgehogs. Getting a great deal of inspiration from her young son, Sarah’s cards are super creative and fun.
Heather More is a Scottish-based illustrator with a unique style. We stock many cards from her Guilty Pleasures range which features giggle-worthy depictions of singers such as Cher, Lionel Richie and Dolly Parton. They’re ideal for the secret mega-fans in your life.
We love reading the quotes that accompany Sooshichacha’s bright and cheerful cards – they definitely appeal to our British sense of humour. Whether it’s ‘one year closer to becoming a crazy cat lady’ or ‘happy birthday to my fave beardy boke’, you’re sure to find an apt message on one our favourite Sooschichacha cards.
The Best of Bold Wrapping Paper
When it comes to wrapping paper, go bold, or go home! We’re stocking some creative, bold patterns from fab designers including Lagom Design, Meri Meri and Sass & Belle. Particularly on trend is Lagon Design’s cactus gift wrap, featuring cartoon-like cacti illustrations on an eye-catching blue background. This cute wrapping paper is even eco-friendly! You can also grab some of their more geometric-inspired wrapping paper to transform your gift into a work of modern art.
Anyone with wrapping prowess knows that pretty, patterned paper and a card are the essentials, but no present is complete without some sort of bow and a gift tag. Grab a Tag & Twine box from Knot & Bow for a handy 100 yards of glitter twine and three different coloured tags. Neutral enough for most wrapping paper designs, this is a store cupboard essential for those last-minute present emergencies.
So, there you have it, everything you need to decorate the perfect present. And if you’re super organised (very impressive!), we’ve already got some great Christmas designs for you to take a look at, too. Happy wrapping!