Epic Wrap Battles: A Month of Next-Level Wrapping Ideas Starts NOW

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Plain Jane gift bags? Personality-less paper? You’re known for your holiday gifting savoir faire, so shouldn’t your gift wrap have a similar flair? If you’re ready to take your perfect presents to the next level, we’ve got the perfect place to start. Ladies and gentlemen, get ready for an epic. Wrap. Battle.

Gift Wrap Ideas from Our Employees to YOU!

All December, pairs of real ModCloth employees will be going head-to-head, flaunting their wrap genius in an effort to prove their present-packing prowess. And no joke, all the gift wrap ideas you see before you were 100% thought up and, yep, put together by our participants — no behind-the-scenes professionals here. Don’t believe us? Stay tuned to the blog to find out how they created these fantastic parcels (and how to recreate the looks for your own presents!).

First up: Head of Writing & Social, Natalie takes on Creative Director, Joe

Natalie’s fresh take on homespun holiday chic instantly impresses…

Gift Wrap Ideas from Our Employees to You!

…while Joe’s candy-inspired surprise is a welcome sight for your inner child.

Gift Wrap Ideas from Our Employees to YOU!


Now’s where you come in. Which contestant’s creation do YOU love most? Let us know in the comments, and we’ll reveal our winner (along with DIYs for both brilliant boxes) on Thursday!



About Anna

Anna's the kind of don't-take-yourself-too-seriously gal who can spend an evening at Monday Night Raw and then turn around and write about nail designs and glitter with just as much sincere, unadulterated delight. She's a firm believer in cats' ability to see ghosts, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the fact that if she wishes enough, she'll never have to iron again.

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25 Responses to Epic Wrap Battles: A Month of Next-Level Wrapping Ideas Starts NOW

  1. Cathy 12/01/2015 at 11:19 am #

    I love Natalie’s wrapping! That is exactly the look I would like for my own presents if I had the ambition…

  2. Beth Mae 12/01/2015 at 2:13 pm #

    Gotta go Joe! Love the Candy wrapping, so clever!

  3. Andrea 12/02/2015 at 9:22 am #

    While Natalies gift wrap is beautiful, I’m giving Joe the win for creativity. Not often will you find a giant candy under a tree. The packaging is fun and exciting.

  4. Cheri 12/02/2015 at 10:04 am #

    I love both, but I have to go with the simple elegance of Natalie’s!

  5. Link 12/02/2015 at 3:57 pm #

    Going to have to go with Joe. That’s very clever.

  6. Becky 12/02/2015 at 4:13 pm #

    Joe wins my vote… Although Natalie’s is pretty great too.

  7. Belinda 12/02/2015 at 4:14 pm #

    Gotta go with Natalie- simplistic elegance ! Love the touch of fresh greens.

  8. Melissa 12/02/2015 at 4:38 pm #

    I pick joe. Because I like candy

  9. Gab 12/02/2015 at 4:41 pm #

    Natalie gets my vote. Simple and rustic-and who doesn’t want a fresh green wreath + a present?

  10. Joy DeFerrari 12/02/2015 at 4:51 pm #

    Both are great but Joe gets my vote for how unique and fun his idea is! This is sure to put smiles on faces of all ages!

  11. Marne (ModCloth) 12/02/2015 at 5:35 pm #

    Boooooo Joe!
    Yay Natalie!


  12. Rachel 12/02/2015 at 5:40 pm #

    Joe’s is really cute, but my pick is Natalie’s. The fresh wreath is such a nice touch! It looks great! Love it!!

  13. Cathy 12/02/2015 at 5:47 pm #

    I vote for Joe. Would look great decorating any tree.

  14. Hayley 12/02/2015 at 6:03 pm #

    Joe’s is cute, but my vote is for Natalie! I love the brown paper package tied up with string…especially if it’s a gift from her because she always gets my favorite thing!! Also love the fact I can use the wreath as a decoration!

  15. Emily (ModCloth) 12/02/2015 at 6:03 pm #

    While I appreciate Joe’s creative approach to wrapping candy (candy wrapped candy, anyone?), the cellophane feels a bit unresolved. I think Natalie’s strategy is tasteful and festive. GREAT JOB, NATALIE!

  16. Pam 12/02/2015 at 6:11 pm #

    I vote for Natalie. Joe’s Is very sweet, but Natalie’s simple brown package with the Mistletoe- like wreath brings back memories of when Christmas was less commercialized. 🙂

  17. Cheryl 12/02/2015 at 8:15 pm #

    I vote for Joe…..Natalie’s is nice too, I just like the huge piece of candy look that Joe’s has!!!!

  18. Nimrod 12/02/2015 at 8:46 pm #

    Natalie all the way!!

  19. Dawn 12/02/2015 at 8:50 pm #

    I vote for Natalie because her package is more creative!

  20. Wayne 12/02/2015 at 8:51 pm #

    Joe’s is clever, but gonna have to go with Natalie on this one. Hers feels more holiday-specific.

  21. Hamburguesa 12/02/2015 at 8:55 pm #

    I choose Natalie!

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  24. Jenna Sais Quois 12/03/2015 at 7:12 pm #

    Joe gets my vote for sure! The peppermint candy-inspired paper with the cellophane wrapping!? I might have to steal this…

  25. John Carman 12/03/2015 at 8:41 pm #

    I’m probably gonna buy someone candy just to use Joe’s idea.

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