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As the big day approaches, we bring you our pick of this season’s best wrapping paper and accessories, for putting those final touches to your Christmas shopping.

We are loving these stylish papers designed by Esme Winter at The Original Pop Up Shop.  Printed in London using vegetable based inks, the colours are unusual, beautiful and the small geometric print is bang up to date.

Esme Winter paper

Set of 3 wrapping papers £7.50  www.esmewinter.co.uk

red gift tags Paperchase

Tie up parcels using some plain string or twine and label with these jolly red gift tags, £1.75 each from Paperchase.

The White Company wrapping paper

lace spool

For an understated alternative this elegant, hand made, screen printed Champagne and Mini Floral paper, £14 a roll  from The White Company is so simple and teamed with  pretty lace ribbon,£5  from Anthropologie will make quite delightful looking parcels.

misteltoe stamp set

If you’re feeling creative or  are looking for a Christmas project to keep the children entertained, then you might like to make your own gift tags using luggage labels and this adorable little stamp kit from Anthropologie. £22


And continuing with the DIY theme, this Festive Tape and Wrap Set, £13 from Notonthehighstreet.com, will allow you to create stylish and individual parcels which will look fabulous under the Christmas tree.

Xmas ribbons

As will these very jolly Christmassy ribbons from The Contemporary Home at notonthehighstreet.com Christmas Ribbons £5.99


And lastly, the most lovely idea for those little table presents, often quite fiddly to wrap.  No glue or tape required, so simple to assemble and will look gorgeous on your Christmas table.  Favour boxes from Sally Swannell £4.95 for 6.

This blog originally appeared on the Cambridge News website

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Whether your style is traditional or modern, you can bring some immediate festive cheer to the outside of your home by decorating your front door with a wreath.  There are some stunning examples on the market this year and here some of our favourites.


Real Buxus Christmas Wreath in 3 sizes by Rowen & Wren £18 

Large Fruit Willow Heart

Luxurious and handcrafted this gorgeous willow wreath will transform your front door.  A truly welcoming sight to greet your Christmas guests. Pollyfields Orange Heart Wreath £45

snowy heart wreath

Slightly more understated and a refreshing antidote to festive fanciness. Heals Snowy Cone Heart Wreath £20

eucalyptus wreath

Smart and Simple . Eucalyptus and White Berry Wreath from the White Company £60

john lewis fruit and berry wreath

Large, traditional and packed full of fir cones, berries and holly. John Lewis Premium Red Berry Wreath  £45

heart shaped brussel sprout wreath

Funky, fun and very christmassy, this fabulous Brussel Sprout Wreath comes as a heart or in a round but note, can only be used inside. £29 by The Contemporary Home  at www.notonthehighstreet.com

wooden bauble wreath

And last but by no means least, another twist on the traditional wreath theme with this Wooden Bauble Wreath by Gilbert13 at www.notonthehighstreet.com  £20

 This post first appeared on the Cambridge News website.

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