Wrap Star

Looking for some crafty new ways to get your gift wrap? Look no further than today’s five fabulous gift ideas.

Universal Wrapping PaperUniversal Wrapping Paper – From $20 @ Wordless Design
Tired of buying occasion-specific paper for every which event? Look no further than this high quality wrapping paper, which includes a wordsearch print that allows you to circle the specific occasion you’re celebrating. From direct events like ‘Christmas’ or ‘Happy Easter’ to more obtuse and humorous messages like ‘It Is Not Perfume’ and ‘You Are The Best’, this is a fun (albeit pricy!) way to send greetings.

Spoonflower Gift WrapCustom or Pre-Designed Gift Wrap – From $15 a roll @ Spoonflower
Looking for some beautiful gift wrap that everyone in your family won’t already have? Check out Spoonflower, a North Carolina-based company that has hundreds of amazing prints available as wallpaper, fabric or gift wrap. Still don’t see something you love? They offer easy custom design tools to create your own one-of-a-kind wrapping paper. And shipping to Canada is just $3!

Accoutrements Creepy Wrapping Paper Book
Accoutrements Creepy Wrapping Paper Book – $16.99 @ Amazon.ca
Looking for some offbeat gift wrap to delight a rough & tumble little boy, surly teen or alternative friend? This kooky book of wraping paper sheets appears innocent at first – until you look closer and see creepy details like roaches, clowns, earwigs and more. Not for the faint of heart – but a fun way to celebrate an occasion, even for someone who doesn’t like the whole idea of gift-giving and wrap.

Indigo Spring Gift Wrap CollectionSpring Gift Wrap Collection – From $3.50 @ Indigo
Looking to coordinate your gift-wrapping efforts? Indigo has a lovely, modern, Parisian-inspired collection of gift wrap in stores right now (I actually featured the accompanying notebook earlier this month). From cute petite gift bags to a dramatic roll of glossy wrap to matching bows and gift tags, buy the entire collection for easy gift wrap mix and matching down the road – it may even become your signature style! As of writing this post, Indigo also had a savings offer on when you buy three pieces from their spring gift wrap collection.

CoolwrapsCoolWraps – $13.99 / package
In developing a post on gift wrapping I realized one thing. I could write about the prettiest, coolest wrapping paper ideas in the world…but for a wrapping-challenged person like my husband, it wouldn’t make a lick of difference. Until now. Meet CoolWraps, an incredibly cool way of wrapping your gifts. Each package of CoolWraps includes nine plastic-y bags in various sizes. Simply insert the item you’re looking to wrap, then seal it. Now how do you get that picture perfect, adheres to every curve look you see above? Break out your blowdryer and aim it at the parcel – boom, the wrapping shrinks and smooths itself out, perfectly wrapping around your gift. That’s right – no more fussing over the wrong size of paper. No more wringing your hands in frustration when you realize you’re out of gift wrap tape. All you need is a CoolWrap and your hair dryer. So simple! Ladies – this makes for an excellent gift for that all thumbs hubby of yours so he can finally wrap your gifts in style. CoolWraps does ship internationally for pretty reasonable rates too. Check out the video below for a demo of how it works.

Want to try CoolWraps for yourself? I’m giving away three packages of CoolWraps to three lucky winners. Here’s how to enter for your chance to win:

1) First and foremost! You must be a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber to enter this giveaway. Just find the ‘Gift of Gab’ box on the righthand side of this page and either hit ‘Follow’ or enter your email address. Once you’ve done that, leave me a comment by March 27, 2015 telling me which CoolWraps pattern you like the best – visit their website to check them all out.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around March 28, 2015 to select the winner(s), who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Like CoolWraps on Facebook and leave ’em a comment telling them how excited you are to try their product. You’re under no obligation to mention the Canadian Gift Guide. Then, post a link BACK to your wall post in a separate comment below.


98 Responses to “Wrap Star”
  1. Julia H says:

    I’m a subscriber. My favourite pattern is the one called “Celebration Pattern”.

  2. Katie says:

    My favourite is the crossword one – it would be great for my mom!

  3. Heather Swanson says:

    spring gift wrap collection

  4. Joan G. says:

    I like the Creepy Wrapping Paper.

  5. CL Chin says:

    I like the Celebrations pattern

  6. Sherry K says:

    I would choose the Hearts pattern first – very pretty and bright.

  7. edmontonjb says:

    I love the celebration pattern


  8. Rachel Cartwright says:

    This is such an amazing idea! I like the floral pattern that has black and white stripes.

  9. Karen says:

    The Creepy paper would be great for the grand children!

  10. Lindsey says:

    The Hearts pattern

  11. Anne Derkat says:

    I like the Celebration pattern. Would work for just about any gift.

  12. Victoria Ess says:

    I love the Hearts pattern!

  13. Kelly E says:

    I like the spring collection

  14. mcmc says:

    the celebration pattern is what I would use the most

  15. cookie3 says:

    the celebration pattern is the most useful to me I think

  16. M. Archambeau says:

    I like the “hearts” pattern. This seems like a great way to wrap awkwardly-shaped gifts!

  17. Dreena says:

    I like the “Hearts” pattern. Cool idea.

  18. I think the Celebration pattern would be most useful. This is a cool concept; my presents usually look like a two year old wrapped them :-

  19. tammy ta says:

    The CoolWraps pattern that I like best is the carrot pattern!

  20. Susan says:

    Cool is right! I like the Cool Wraps Celebration pattern.

  21. cathy brown says:

    I like the crossword puzzle wrap.

  22. Aimee says:


  23. Erin McSweeney says:

    Celebration pattern is my favorite…great product

  24. Julie G. says:

    I think the Creepy wrapping paper is fun. I’m a subscriber.

  25. Grace says:

    I love the crossword wrapping paper!

  26. Susan Patterson says:

    I like the crossword wrapping paper – thanks,

  27. diane says:

    I like the Hearts pattern.

  28. Alison K says:

    I’m a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber. I like the Hearts pattern CoolWraps pattern the best.

  29. kiraali says:

    Celebration pattern is likely the most appropriate for my gift giving needs. 🙂

  30. jess e says:

    balloons pattern!

  31. Susan T. says:

    I could only see three different patterns so I’m not sure if I saw them all but I like the Celebration pattern.

  32. intensev5 says:

    I like the moody cubist cats design

  33. Alanna D says:

    i love the word search! that is such a great idea

  34. Alanna D says:

    commented on their page as well but I’m not sure how to link the comment on their timeline https://www.facebook.com/pages/CoolWraps/346999582088169

  35. Donnas says:

    I like the balloons pattern.

  36. janicour says:

    I really liked the word search paper.

  37. SueSueper says:

    I like the hearths pattern.

  38. Chantelle says:

    I like the balloons pattern the best

  39. Elaine Buonsante says:

    What an awesome product! I think I like the baby wrap the best. Sometimes baby gifts don’t come in boxes and this wrap would make an very curious package!

  40. Elaine Buonsante says:

    I commented on their Facebook but not sure how to link back here. This is the URL of that comment https://www.facebook.com/pages/CoolWraps/346999582088169

  41. Holly says:

    I like the balloons!

  42. Kevin B says:

    I like the hearts pattern

  43. Dru Edmiston says:

    Sure liked the crossword but I bet my grandson who is 11 would really like the Creepy one. I posted to Facebook:Once I helped a Charity with gift wrapping to raise funds for the hot meal program Some one brought a Keyboard to be wrapped so I wrapped it with great difficulty. CoolWraps probably don’t come in such a big size as that but will be very handy for wrapping those awkwardly shaped gifts in the future! Great innovation!

  44. Donna L. says:

    I like the Celebration Pattern.

  45. Annie Demill says:

    I like the balloons pattern

  46. Annie Demill says:
  47. aarone mawdsley says:

    I like Custom or Pre-Designed Gift Wrap – From $15 a roll @ Spoonflower

  48. Sunshine G says:

    I think the crossword pattern is awesome!

  49. gmamaye says:

    They all are cool, but I like the crossword one

  50. dabrowne says:

    I like the balloon pattern

  51. Jessica Lord says:

    i love the crossword one

  52. Dawn walsh says:

    I really love the hearts

  53. samantha turnbull says:

    of the coolwraps i like the hearts but it seems like not enough options.. i prefer the creepy wrap but i like the idea of coolwraps

  54. samantha turnbull says:
  55. Sam says:

    I like the celebration pattern the best, very versatile.

  56. aarone mawdsley says:

    I love Accoutrements Creepy Wrapping Paper Book – $16.99 @ Amazon.ca

  57. Won Kim says:

    I like the celebration pattern

  58. Darlene Boyle says:

    creepy paper

  59. Valerie Kempton says:

    I would like to try the coolwraps.

  60. Anne Derkat says:

    I like the Spring gift wrap.

  61. Margaret says:

    I love the Spring gift wrap

  62. Edith Rennes says:

    I think the crossword gift wrap is really different

  63. crobich says:

    I love the Puzzle pattern, it’s very unique.

  64. lorna says:

    I like the celebration paper

  65. I like the Celebration pattern paper the most

  66. photomum says:

    I like the celebration wrap
    I subscribe via email

  67. Lisa Morrison says:

    I like the Hearts pattern.

  68. Theresa says:

    I like the Celebrations pattern!

  69. Caelin W says:

    I really like the Balloons pattern.

  70. ksceviour says:

    I like the Celebration paper!!

  71. CLC says:

    I like the Hearts.

  72. Donna Durie says:

    I like the Universal wrapping papter

  73. Jessica Pang says:

    I love the Universal Wrapping Paper

  74. nicolthepickle says:

    I like the Hearts pattern.

  75. wobbles13 says:

    I like the celebrations pattern

  76. pat h says:

    the spring gift wrap collection is great

  77. karen says:

    Indigo – Parisian-inspired collection

  78. linnett says:

    Like the Spring Gift Wrap Collection form Indigo

  79. I like the celebration pattern giftbags

  80. Leah E says:

    I like the Balloons pattern the best!

  81. Sara says:

    Celebration for all those kids birthday parties!

  82. Angela Mitchell says:

    I like the Hearts Pattern. What a unique idea!

  83. Burcu says:

    I like the Celebration Pattern.

  84. Lisa S says:

    I love the balloon pattern. These are such a great idea!

  85. Tina L. says:

    I like the balloon pattern.

  86. Jennifer L. says:

    I like the celebrations pattern.

  87. Lynn M says:

    I like them all – but to choose just one, it would be the Spring Gift Wrap Collection from Indigo.

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