You know, it's funny--despite my insane perfectionism when it comes to wrapping gifts, I've never gotten on board with gift tags. Six different kinds of ribbon and real pine branches, sure. But actual tags? Man, by the time I've wrestled with all the silly accoutrements, there's little room for anything but a taped-on wrapping paper scrap, the To and From hastily scribbled in ballpoint pen.

It's a bit of a disconnect.


So this year, in an effort to streamline my way-overboard packaging schemes, I've decided to let gift tags do the talking. Read on for a few Etsy faves sure to give your presents the perfect graphic punch--no real pine required. (Because really, that was just a disaster.)

Woodland Tags

Woodland Forest Gift Tags by Little Black Rabbit
$10 for 6

These vintage engraving prints feel like such a winter wonderland. And who doesn't love a little squirrel?

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12 Days Tags

Twelve Days of Christmas Tags by ElizaUnder
$4 for 12

One simply delicate cut-paper tag for each of the twelve gifts. Use these as a cheat sheet when you've forgotten the words to that damn song.

Floral Tags

Floral Tags by ElizaUnder
$4 for 6

I just couldn't resist listing another from ElizaUnder; I love the idea of making holiday packages feel like a spring fling.

Ticket Tags

Holiday Word Title Tickets by Pacokeco
$3 for 13

A cool take on raffle/carnival/video arcade tickets--and seriously easy on the wallet.

Hamilton Tags

George Hamilton's Tan Tags by Jean Francis Bean
$5 for 5

Because we really shouldn't take all this too seriously, right?

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