Make sure your gifts are all decked out—with coastal touches, of course!
Writer: Amber Furst and Marisa Spyker
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Think of tags as jewelry for your gifts—they're a simple way to add big style with little effort. Choose cardstock options that feature modern design twists and palettes that riff off traditional red and green (such as pink and mint).
Who says wrapping paper has to be, well, paper? A chic (and green) alternative is reusable fabric gift wrap, with the corners knotted together at the top. Another idea: Use a snazzy scarf or tea towel, so the giftee is doubly rewarded.
Buy it: Chewing The Cud Organic Reusable Give Wraps in Give Cheer Starbursts (Persimmon), Give Joy Antelopes (Lime/Cherry), and Give Bliss Chevron (Aqua/Blue), $16; chewingthecud.com for retailers.
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We're all for anything that helps us coast through the holidays, and this quick gift topper transforms plain presents into beautiful gifts in a flash. For a simple garnish, tie a medium-size starfish decoration (a shell or lightweight glass fishing buoy works, too) around the base of a bow with pretty ribbon.
Buy it: Natural Raffia, $8 (4 oz.); containerstore.com. Knobby Cerithium Slices, $3 for four, and Sand Dollar & Starfish set (sand dollar not pictured), $3 for two; shop.hobbylobby.com.
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Stick to It
Tape takes on a new life with eye-catching designs. A whimsical touch for securing paper, it can also double as ribbon—we like it paired with plain paper so as not to compete with patterns. You may never use clear tape again.
Buy it: Ginko Papers FunTape in Lace & Bows Gold Set, Stripes, Blue Arrows, Teal Hexagons, and Red Arrows, from $4; ginkopapers.com.