Gilt Groupe (items found at Gilt Home, styled by yours truly)

I normally don’t post on the weekends, but I couldn’t resist a holiday edition post, being Christmas Eve and all.

I’m sure many of you are scrambling for those last minute gifts and wrappings. I personally love to wrap my gifts with a theme in mind every year—that way they look gorgeous under the tree or menorah. Color is the best way to do this (like with the green/blue/gold theme I used for Gilt Groupe, with mixing patterns and ribbons).

My favorite easy and affordable way to wrap in a pinch is by turning a paper bag inside out and wrapping it how you normally would. Tie it off with hemp string, raffia, festive ribbon, or even a candy cane like this, and voila, instant gift wrap.

Who doesn’t like brown paper packages tied with a string? These are a few of my favorite things (corny, I know).

Have a happy, *stylish and sensible* holiday!

xo DA