The gift tag is a finishing touch to your present and the perfect way to show someone that you put thought into their present. A tag should include the recipient’s name and who it is from. It can also include a short message, saying something like, “I hope you enjoy your gift!”
There are a variety of gift tags to choose from, and many different ways to make them. Some people like to match the gift tag to the wrapping paper or bag, while others opt for a more unique design that stands out from the rest of the package.
You can find pre-made gift tags at most craft stores, but if you want to be more creative you can easily make your own. To do so, start by finding a piece of cardstock that will be large enough to write your message. Next, find a decorative image that matches the person’s style or interests. If you don’t have any images in your collection that fit the bill, you can use stock photographs or clip art from the internet. Once you’ve found an image you like, print it out on the cardstock and cut it into a shape. You can then attach the tag to your gift with tape or glue.
If you’re a fan of typography, consider using gift tags that feature beautiful fonts and bold text. These designs are suitable for a wide range of occasions, from birthdays to baby showers and holiday gatherings. You can also add a personal note to your loved one, such as, “Enjoy this special treat!”
Another way to customize gift tags is by using an online tool. Canva is a free, user-friendly program that allows you to design gift tags and video greeting cards for friends and family. The platform’s intuitive interface makes it easy to drag and drop elements into place and change the size and text with a click of a button. You can even create custom fonts to add a personal touch to your message.
Alternatively, you can make your own gift tags out of materials that you already have on hand. For example, you can make a unique tag out of construction paper by cutting out a colorful image and adding it to the top of a present. This DIY project idea comes from We Are Scout and requires a few basic supplies, including construction paper, scissors and a hole punch.
Other fun and innovative ways to make a gift tag involve upcycling items you have around the house, such as a cereal box, to create a one-of-a-kind tag that will make your gift stand out. For example, you can turn a piece of kraft paper into a cute little apple to accompany a homemade pie or other culinary delight. The full tutorial for this design can be found on Limoneira’s website. You can also get creative and repurpose old Christmas cards to make your own gift tags, such as this fun design from Eat Drink Chic that features a wintery citrus theme.