You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but we have to admit we judge our gifts by the bag and paper they’re wrapped in. Sure, you could wrap up a very expensive gift in newspaper and the recipient might not care about its presentation once they know what’s inside, but the extra thought can go a long way. So, impress your recipient with a gift bag that matches — or is even better — than what’s inside it.
It’s a smart idea to keep gift bags on hand at home so you’re always prepared to wrap something up when you least expect it. And when the holidays roll around, you won’t be competing with the entire world for the most chic wrapping paper and bags. Whether you’re looking for something cute for kids or a gift bag that’ll impress your most artistic friend with great taste, there’s a gift bag for every person in your life. Ahead, our top picks for everyone on your list.
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1. Marble Gift Bags
Your most fashion-forward friend or teen has high expectations when it comes to the wrapping of their gifts. So, impress them with one of these colorful, marbled gift bags that basically look like works of art on their own. These bags are even made of eco-friendly materials and come with equally cute tissue paper to coordinate with the artistic design.
2. Hallmark Gift Bag
It never hurts to have a stash of these bottle gift bags around for a last-minute housewarming gift or just when you need to cheer someone up. These geometric bags are great for just about anyone thanks to the neutral color palette and will instantly make a bottle of wine you had sitting around at home seem more thoughtful. It’s also great for wrapping up a gourmet bottle of olive oil for your chef friend.
3. Scratch Paper Bags
These scratch-paper gift bags are perfect for a kid’s birthday party gift or even the party favors. The matte surface lets you scratch in whatever you want — so you can easily use it to write each kid’s name so they know which bag is theirs. Or, if you don’t have a card, you can write your message on this nifty bag.