5 Unique Baby Gift Wrapping Ideas

baby gift wrapping ideas

Babies and toddlers are often more mesmerised by the wrapping of their present than the gift itself. So why not present them with gift wrapping worthy of such awe? Here are five unique baby gift wrapping ideas, which will take your wrapping skills to another level. With these simple step-by-step guides, we can help you gear the presentation of your baby gifts to the little one’s character! These fantastic personalised gifts will not only put a big smile on the child’s face but their parents will be very impressed too!

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Step-by-step guides

1 – Confetti Explosion (for little shakers)

We’ve all done it, especially as kids – given our present a little shake so we can guess what is inside. This often results in an unmistakable rattle or sometimes a worrying snap. But what if the wrapping itself was designed to be shaken?

Confetti baby gift wrap

  • Step 1 – Wrap your gift up in plain paper and then again in clear cellophane, leaving one end unwrapped. Cellophane can be ordered online. It’s also available from all good florists (and some rubbish ones as well).
  • Step 2 – Next, make the confetti by cutting up strips of shiny paper and giving some tinsel a haircut.
  • Step 3 – Empty out your hole punch for some more bonus confetti.
  • Step 4 – Place all of your confetti onto a piece of paper and funnel it into the unwrapped end of the cellophane.
  • Step 5 – Wrap up the end of the cellophane to seal and give your present a celebratory shake!


#2 – The Blank Canvas (for little artists)

Know a little someone who always has a crayon to hand? Now you can turn their birthday present into a unique colouring pad, which adds another exciting interactive element to receiving a gift on their special day.

Baby gift wrap with crayons

  • Step 1 – Wrap up your gift in plain paper, preferably in a box to give the canvas a more solid base.
  • Step 2 – Cut out a suitably sized colouring sheet from a book or print a design off specially. Then stick this onto the present. This could be an outline of their favourite Disney character or animal.
  • Step 3 – Attach some crayons next to the colouring canvas, using tape. It’ll look best if you have some snazzy coloured tape. Another option would be to drape a ribbon across the crayons and stick this down.
  • Step 4 – Add a final touch such as a sticky bow.


#3 – Cupcake Clothing (for little bakers)

Small children aren’t usually thrilled to receive new clothes as a present. But it’s always a very useful and welcome gift for new parents. Making some cupcake clothing is quicker and easier than you might expect. It makes for a great interactive gift for little baking enthusiasts. It would also be an outstanding baby shower gift wrap to impress all your friends.

Baby clothes wrapped as cupcakes

  • Step 1 –  For each cupcake, you’ll need one baby vest and one baby sock. So it’s a wonderful way to present a double pack of vests and a cute pair of socks.
  • Step 2 – Place the vest on a table and fold in both sides of it so that the arms are touching. Then fold the lower section of the vest upwards too.
  • Step 3 – Now fold the vest in half width ways so that you have a narrow and lengthy section of vest to roll. Then place one of the socks at the top of this, with the toes of the sock peeping out of one end.
  • Step 4 – Roll the vest tightly towards you with the sock inside then fold the exposed hem of the sock around the vest to create the cupcake shape.
  • Step 5 – Pat the cake into a more defined shape, pop it into a bun case and then present in a nice box.


#4 – The Wheely Nice Surprise (for little roadsters)

This baby gift wrapping idea is perfect for little ones who love toy cars! By unleashing your creative side, you can gift them with something that is as fun on the outside, as it is on the inside. Start your engines!

Baby gift wrapped with a road

  • Step 1 – Put your gift into box and then wrap it up in a nice neutral colour such as silver.
  • Step 2 – Get some black paper or card, measure and cut out two equal pieces of road and then use chalk to create road markings.
  • Step 3 – Using a glue stick, stick your pieces of road onto the present. You could put your two pieces of asphalt at a right angle to create a junction.
  • Step 4 – As an added extra you could also decorate the roadside with a house and trees made of felt or paper.
  • Step 5 – Blu-tack some model cards to the road to keep them in place until the gift is delivered.


#5 – Teddy Bear’s Picnic (for little cuddlers)

Little ones are bound to love this teddy shaped present, which they can cuddle up with before opening their gift. It is the perfect idea for kids who enjoy a teddy bear’s picnic. Teddy bear presents also look fantastic under a Christmas tree!

Teddy bear baby present wrapping

  • Step 1 – Wrap your gift in plain gold paper. Brown paper would also work nicely!
  • Step 2 – Cut button eyes, a nose and mouth out of black felt. Then, cut circular teddy cheeks and a white muzzle out of pink and white felt. If you don’t have felt, paper would also do the job!
  • Step 3 – Use glue dots, stick back tape or a glue stick to attach the teddy’s face, two thirds of the way up the present.
  • Step 4 – Cut ears, paws and feet out of the same gold or brown wrapping paper. Then stick these onto the corners of the parcel, so they half overlap the edge of the present.
  • Step 5 – Finish off the gift wrapping by tying a pretty bow around the teddy’s middle.


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