Remember that age old mantra, ‘First impressions are everything’. Giving presents is no exception so be sure to wrap yours up in beautiful wrapping paper.

Of course, the mega sites like John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and House of Fraser offer a wide selection of papers, but if you prefer supporting smaller brands, here’s our pick of good sites for wrapping papers.

NANCY & BETTY STUDIO
www.nancyandbetty.com



Want luxury paper that isn’t too serious? We love the whimsical messages and thick quality paper by Nancy & Betty Studio. This independent stationery brand is so named because the founder Hannah Bidmead’s twin sister is called Betty, and her grandmother was Nancy.

COX AND COX
www.coxandcox.co.uk



Don’t waste time on piddly short rolls. Opt for a bumper ten metre roll from Cox and Cox. Special mention goes to the Mini Stars wrapping paper with scattered copper stars.

JULIET TRAVERS
www.juliettravers.com



If we can’t afford the wallpaper, the next best thing is the wrapping paper. This year London based wallpaper and fabric designer Juliet Travers created a stationery line that includes fabric covered hardback notebooks, note cards and luxury wrapping paper. Stunning.

PURPOSE AND WORTH ETC
www.purposeandworthetc.com



Very modern, very design led, Purpose and Worth Etc sells wrapping paper, cards and prints, all designed and printed in the UK. Some so pretty, you may want to frame them.

KATE SLATER ILLUSTRATION
www.kateslaterillustration.com



Children’s illustrator Kate Slater sells the most charming wrapping papers. These are a few of our favourite prints: Woodpecker Forest, Sun Bears and Beas, Bright Kingfisher and Pelican Party.

PAPERCHASE
www.paperchase.co.uk



Paperchase is something of a beacon for stationery lovers. You can rely on this high street chain to sell a paper you like; from metallic and glitter finishes to Aztec and retro papers, this store has it all.

November 2017