We’re in gift giving season right now with graduations, Father’s Day and end of the year teacher gifts.  I love gift giving and putting love and care into the details.  I thought it would be the perfect time to share my gifting essentials that I keep on hand at all times.  This eliminates the need to go out last minute and and buy wrapping paper and gift bags.  I have these all ready to go and they can work for ANY occasion!  If I can plan ahead, I love spending a morning or evening, slowly putting together my gifts and putting thought and heart into each package.

It doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive.  Just get some of these basic supplies, put them in a basket and it will be ready for you whenever you need it!  Hope this inspires you!

Embossing Label Maker:  These will never go out of style in my book.  The perfect mix of fun nostalgia and it can come across as super modern and clean.  I actually love that it does need batteries and can work for a million things.  I use mine all the time.

Color Embossing Tape:  I was super excited when I saw these!  So much fun.  Easy to pop in and out of the label maker!

Kraft Gift Bags:  I always have these on hand… these can be used for every occasion and they are so cute decorated with pens or ribbon.  I like to have at least 2 sizes on hand.

Cellophane Bags:  Things always look a little more fun in a sparkly cellophane bag tied with ribbon.

Photo Printer:  This is on my wishlist.  This one has GREAT reviews and is on sale right now.  I love putting a gift tag with photo of the recipient.  Printing photos can be a pain, but this little printer makes it soo easy!

Pens:  My favorite pens for decorating bags and wrapping paper are Sharpies of course, Flair pens and white paint pens.  The white paint pens look so good on kraft paper!

Manila Gift Tags:  These are also my go to gift tags.  There’s no occasion where you could not use this!  I like to use these for organization too.  You can tie then onto baskets or taped to bins.  Put an adorable embossed label on these tags and you’re all set!

Paper Filler:  I love using this to fill baskets, boxes or cellophane bags.  They come in a million colors and can totally be recycled or reused,

Gable Boxes:  These are my secret little find.  They are the most adorable boxes,  You can easily fit larger items like clothes in these boxes or use it like a gift basket.  I’ve written the name of the recipient on the front and tied balloons at the top.  So fun.

Ribbons:  Lastly… these 2 types of ribbon will give you a good base.  I could easily become a ribbon hoarder!  But first stock up on baker’s twine.  They come in lots of colors and again, will work for any occasion!  When I want something a little more substantial, I love the look of this ribbon… you won’t need to much and it makes a big impact.

Hope this inspires you!