9 Handy Tools and Accessories for Your Gift-Wrapping Station

You may not be able to recruit Santa's elves, but you can create an efficient gift-wrapping operation with helpful tools and supplies you might not already have on hand to make the job easier.

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November 28, 2022

From DIYing our own stamped wrapper paper to turning recyclables into gift wrap, we love beautifully wrapped gifts here at HGTV. But to make gift wrapping go smoothly and avoid waiting until Christmas Eve to tackle the wrapping, you'll need more than just pretty paper and bags. From handy paper cutters to organizers for keeping all of your supplies right where you need them, prep for the holidays with these clever gift wrapping essentials so that your gift wrapping station will run as smoothly as Santa's workshop this year.

$29.99

If your paper is always rolling away, check out this two-piece solution from small business Wrap Buddies. This tabletop tool comes with two adjustable clamps that hold the roll in place and double as tape dispensers. The clamps fit most tabletops and also work with craft vinyl, cellophane wrap, aluminum foil, craft paper and more.

$15.99 (Pack of 2)

Find it challenging to get a straight line using scissors to cut your wrapping paper? Avoid tears and get an even cut by inserting your roll of paper into this cylindrical Little Elf Gift Wrap Cutter, as seen on Shark Tank.

If you want a paper cutter that's also a measuring tool, check out The WrapMaster Wrapping Paper Cutter. Like a traditional paper cutter, it creates a clean, straight, perfect edge. Unlike a traditional paper cutter, it's lightweight, portable and safe for any family member to use. As easy to store as a yardstick, the WrapMaster is always ready to use whenever you need a quick but professional-looking gift presentation.

$10

If you plan to ship more gifts this year, order a roll or two of this Scotch Flex & Seal shipping material. Instead of worrying about finding the right size bubble mailer or box, create your own customized packaging for whatever items you're shipping, no matter how awkward their size or shape. All you do is cut the material to the desired size, fold and press to seal, no tape required. Scotch Flex & Seal Shipping Roll has a unique three-layer construction making it durable, water-resistant and cushioned.

$11.87 (Pack of 4)

If including cards with gifts or prepping holiday cards, skip licking envelopes and seal them with a handy adhesive applicator instead. This envelope moistener features a fast-drying adhesive to quickly seal envelopes. A spring-valve applicator offers clog-free performance to seal more than 1,500 envelopes, and a large barrel helps you maintain a secure, comfortable grip.

$129.99

For crafters and creative types, this new app-controlled ribbon and tape printer from Brother is the ultimate gift wrapping accessory. Using the smartphone app, add fonts, frames, patterns, symbols and emojis to design customized ribbons and tapes for crafts, celebrations, gift wrapping, party favors and more. It's pricier than a regular label maker, but it could be used for much more than just gifts and would make a great early holiday gift to yourself. For more budget-friendly label makers without ribbon-printing capabilities, we've tried this manual vintage-style embossing label maker from Dymo and the Brother P-touch Cube and like both.

$23.99 (Was $29.99)

Wrapping paper is kind of an awkward item to store, especially if you don't have a lot of space. Instead of stashing your rolls in a cramped hall closet where they'll probably get crinkled, corral all your gift wrap and accessories in one convenient place like an under-the-bed storage bag that can store 18-24 rolls. Pull the bag out from under the bed whenever you have gifts to wrap, and you can easily see what rolls you have leftover from last year before buying more.

$11.95 (Was $13.99)

If you don't have under-the-bed storage space but do have some hanging space to spare, opt for this organizer that also holds up to 25 rolls.

$36.87

If your gift wrapping supplies overlap with your craft supplies, a three-tier rolling cart might be in order. Instead of going on a scavenger hunt from drawers to closets whenever you need to wrap a gift, stock the cart full of your decorative tape, ribbons, bows, scissors, markers, pens, labels and whatever else you might need for wrapping presents. The rolling cart allows you to keep wrapping supplies neatly stowed until it’s time to take transform the kitchen table into your gift wrapping station.

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