Classy gift wrapping, cute Christmas cards and cool Secret Santa gift ideas? Here’s how to ace Christmas shopping on Taobao this year.
Gift Wrapping & Boxes
You know what the easiest way to make a cheap (but thoughtful, of course) gift look more expensive than it actually is? Fancy gift wrapping, my friends. #hacked
Gift Boxes (With Bow)
Okay, ignore the random English words in the description but these gift boxes are pretty nice, no?
Rustic Chic Gift Boxes
Looking for something a little simpler? These rustic chic gift boxes will work for any occasion that requires a gift.
Craft Gift Boxes
Get creative with these simple gift boxes, which you can dress up and personalise with decorative accessories.
Christmas Gift Box
Need something simple but festive to put your boss’s gift in? These Christmas-themed gift boxes will do the trick. Plus, you won’t need a card because the box is festive enough.
Gift Box Stuffing
Re-gifting an old present this year? It’s okay, we won’t tell. Instead of just chucking it into a box though, you might want to add some coloured stuffing too. You’d be surprised at how much more appealing a gift looks when you package it nicely.
Printed Paper Bags
Do these paper bags not look like they are from Typo (or somewhere equally hipster)? As an added bonus, you can use them for occasions other than Christmas too.
Plain Craft Paper Bags
Want to impress friends and family with your mad gift wrapping skillz? Use these plain gift bags as a canvas to flaunt your art and craft expertise.
(Source: 复古小舞 礼遇美学/Taobao)
Simple Gift Paper Bags
If you don’t have the time (or talent…ahem) to decorate plain paper bags, these simple but classy ones will do the trick. Just add a matching ribbon and voilà, gift wrapping complete.
Christmas Gift Bags and Boxes
These cute Christmas-themed gift packets and bags are perfect for smaller gifts. It also doesn’t hurt that they are way easier to assemble than gift boxes right?
Simple Gift Bags
Need something for a bulkier gift? These simple gift bags are perfect for any occasion, and can be personalised with decorative accessories too.
Floral Motif Gift Bags
How pretty is that floral motif eh? These floral-themed gift bags are a good alternative for people who can’t be bothered to get creative with gift-wrapping.
Christmas Wrapping Paper
Because what’s Christmas without some festive wrapping paper? If you can’t make up your mind about which design to get, opt for the seller’s ‘random picks’ package (随机5张不同款), which gives you five sheets of varying designs.
Useful Search Terms
Gift Box 礼物盒
Gift Paper Bag/Gift Bag 送礼纸袋 / 礼物袋
Wrapping Tissue (for flowers) 雾面纸
Wrapping Paper 包装纸
Hamper Package 礼盒
Shredded Paper (for filling baskets/hampers) 填充礼盒碎纸 / 碎纸填充材料
Drawstring Bags 抽绳袋
Self-Adhesive Bags 自粘袋
Wine Bottle Sleeve/Packaging 酒瓶袋
Food Display and Packaging
Want to really impress friends and family with your baking prowess? Dress up your baked goodies with these festive packaging ideas.
Christmas Cookie Tins
A cute and practical option (because nobody likes ants in their cookies) for homemade Christmas treats.
Flaunt colourful treats (can anyone say macarons?) in these transparent bottles, which are also perfect for storing snacks at your desk.
Christmas-Themed Lollipop Holder
A cute (and cheap) gift idea – in case you need to uh, bribe some children or something. #justsayin
These cupcake boxes may look simple, but they are more practical than regular boxes because they have a placeholder for each cupcake. Ain’t nobody got time to worry about smooshed icing yo.
Plain Plastic Packages
Baking a bunch of treats for your colleagues or friends? These plain plastic bags are good for packaging individual cookies or macarons.
Christmas Cookie Bags
These Christmas Cookie Bags are another good option for packaging individual baked treats. Each plastic bag also has an adhesive strip, so packaging your cookies will be much easier.
Christmas Cake Boxes
Ditch the generic cake box and get some of these festive ones because….well, because it’s Christmas. Don’t be a Scrooge.
Santa Wine Jacket
So cheesy, but you know you want one. Admit it. #noshame
Useful Search Terms
Pastry Box 西点包装盒
Tiered Cake Stand 点心托盘
Cake Pop 推筒蛋糕
Dessert Display 点心蛋糕架
Candy Box 糖果盒
Box with Transparent Window 开天窗盒子
Of course you can find cute decorative accessories on Taobao. Need you really ask?
Perfect for sprucing up plain gift boxes or paper bags.
Can’t be bothered with gift wrapping? There there, no need to be a Scrooge about it. Just add a festive ribbon to your present and you can call it a day. If anyone asks, just say that you were trying to uh, reduce your carbon footprint or something.
Gold Ribbon Stickers
These Gold Ribbon Stickers can be used to dress up plain gift boxes or even candles. You can also use them as gift wrapping seals, because Scotch Tape is so basic yo.
Decorative Christmas Stickers
Stick them on cards or gift boxes to add a little festive cheer. You can also use them as gift labels, so you won’t need to get extra gift tags.
Useful Search Terms
Gift Box Seal 盒子封口贴
With such a wide range of cute and unique cards available, writing all those Christmas messages will be easier than you think.
Rustic Chic Christmas Cards
Simple but chic, we say.
Pop-Up Christmas Cards
Sending a Christmas card to someone you won’t be meeting in person this year? These pop-up cards will definitely impress (and get a few giggles). Also, it’s Santa on a bike – need we say more?
Christmas Gift Tags
Keep your Christmas message short and sweet with these festive notecards.
Plain Note Cards
Simple but practical cards which can be used for notes, gift tags or labels. Just stick a couple of stickers, write a colourful message and you’re pretty much all set.
Light-up Christmas Cards
Yes, they really do light up.
(Source: 艾淘网货 家居百货/Taobao)
Useful Search Terms
Christmas Card 圣诞节贺卡
3D Pop-up Card 3D贺卡
Card (for writing short notes) 留言卡
Laser Cut 镂花卡
Creative Cards 创意卡
Secret Santa Gifts/Stocking Fillers
Small (but exceedingly cute) gift ideas for your Secret Santa receipient.
Mugs (With A Surprise!)
Getting someone a mug this Christmas? Booooring. Go for one of these cute mugs instead, which have a little figurine at the bottom. Serve with a cup of coffee and see their reaction when they get to the bottom.
Descendants of the Sun Plushies
Big Bossu, is that you? Disclaimer: the authenticity of these Descendants of the Sun plushies are uh, yet to be verified. #taobaode
Cute Cat Light
It’s a cat-shaped light. With smiling kitties. ‘Nuff said.
Pokeball Power Bank
This portable power bank also doubles up as a hand warmer – which, if you ask us, is downright ingenious.
Cuddly Hamster Blanket
Perfect for that one colleague who is always “too cold” in the office. *stares*
Mermaid Tail Blanket
IT’S A MERMAID TAIL BLANKET GUYS WHY DO YOU NEED A REASON TO BUY IT.
Express your feelings with these Emoji Pillows, which come in a whole range of designs. Oh and here’s your Taobao word of the day – Did you know that ‘Emoji’ translated to Chinese is 表情符号? #yourewelcome
Useful Search Terms
Unique Christmas Gift 创意圣诞礼物
Customized Gift 个性化礼物 (The item is usually indicated with a green label, which means you have to chat with the seller to discuss customization details.)
Room Scent/Aromatherapy 精油灯
Aroma Therapy Diffuser 香精油礼盒
Bath Gift Set 沐浴露礼盒
Scented Candles 蜡烛熏香
Soft Toys 公仔
Cool Stores To Check Out
韩风礼仪礼品包装: For gift bags, boxes and other gift-wrapping needs.
悦派: Craft and DIY materials for creative gift-wrapping.
本小姐的店MissBook: For craft supplies and stationery.
兰溪市昆季工艺品厂: For gift pouches.
路安包装用品批发商城: For simple but classy paper bags.
丝带世界批发店: For ribbons.
Note: Taobao will be having another sale on 12/12, so make sure you plan ahead to avoid the rush.