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The Best Gift Wrap and Cards For Distractingly Pretty Presents

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Photos by Driely S. for Racked
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Racked's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide comes to a wrap with a special focus on just that—gift wrapping. Cool paper (in rolled and sheet form), tape that manages to be funny, beautiful cards rich in texture, and artful gift tags are among our finds, ranging from indie Etsy vendors to Crate & Barrel's sleeper hits.

Stock up through our shoppable guide now, and give gifts that look so good on the outside, it won't matter what's inside (that's actually a lie, but we can help with what's inside, too).


Scratch Off Greetings card, $5; HomArt naughty/nice matchboxes, $10 for three; Crate & Barrel 'Do Not Open' tape, $4; Knot & Bow newsprint giftwrap, $6


Coral and Tusk embroidered bear card, $24; Crate & Barrel mouse wrapping paper, $9, and wood gift tags, $5 for six; CB2 gold rice paper masking tape, $4; Knot & Bow gold twine, $14


Cardtorial wood card, $10; Wrapped double-sided stripe and splatter wrapping paper, $7; Crate & Barrel 'No Peeking' tape, $4, 'Geo-Snowburst' wrapping paper, $9 and 'Winter Village' wrapping paper, $9


Wrapped double sided coal wrapping paper, $7; Knot & Bow tags, $10 for 30, and silver twine, $32 for three; Miks Letterpress card, $6


From Part 1: Knot & Bow newsprint gift wrap, $6; CB2 rice paper tape, $4


From Part 2: Wrapped 'Dyptich' double sided wrapping paper, $7


From Part 3: Wrapped 'Fiddler' printed wrapping paper, $7 and wood-print gift bag, $4


From Part 4: CB2 kraft-gold wrapping paper, $10; Wrapped gift tag set, $8

Time's ticking! Be sure to check out our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide.