Only ten more days until Christmas eve, how quickly does this time go? This year Christmas season has been a lot more different than normal; no little Christmas parties or festive cocktails in town due to the pandemic, but we are trying to make the most of it to get into the Christmas spirit. Still have to go to town for some gifts for the family, but some things have been purchased already. I wanted to share some inspiration on wrapping gifts. I personally prefer wrapping paper that is more natural in color than over the top bright ones. I love plain “brown” paper, not only is this easily recyclable but it is refined because of its simplicity. This garnished with beautiful string or evergreen branches give it that understated beauty. Use lace or jute to match your paper in all types of muted colors. If you have fresh flowers lying around the house, snip a bud just before putting it under the tree to elevate a simple present. If the person you are gifting to, enjoys decorating their house, add a homemade wreath to go with the presents or even a glass jar full of dried herbs. Fabric clothes are great for reusable gift wrapping that can be used for generations of celebrations. Did you know that paper with glitter on it is not recyclable? This not only looks beautiful, but is an eco-friendly wrapping paper alternative. If you are struggling with gift ideas, here are a few ideas: I personally feel that artisan perfumes, cashmere, silk pj’s make for great gifts. I love receiving special candles, French soaps, coffee table books, linen, and antiques for the house. For him, perhaps a pair of cozy joggers, driving gloves, thick knits or leather goods. Bring a nice bottle of wine, specialty coffee beans and a homemade wreath if you are visiting a friend and never underestimate edible goods during this time of year. Now it’s time to make some glögi and watch a Christmas movie with my darling husband.