Unique Holiday Gift Wrap Idea

3 Materials
5 Minutes

Several years ago, I was shopping in my local HEB and needed some gift wrap.

I walked through the holiday shopping aisle and spied some tissue paper with Christmas trees on it.

So, I grabbed it and went on my merry way.

When I got home and started wrapping gifts, I opened the tissue paper and realized that it actually smelled EXACTLY like a Christmas tree.

I immediately got back in my car and went back to HEB.

I bought every single package of the wonderful smelling tissue paper they had in stock.

The next year, I went looking for the same tissue paper………and found nothing.

I searched and I googled, I searched and I googled…….nothing.

That is when I decided I could make my own.

My unique holiday gift wrap idea is the perfect way to personalize that gift for your special someone.

THE BEST PART – you can use this idea for any gift for any occasion….not just Christmas.



  1. Open the end of the tissue paper.
  2. Pour the contents of the scentsicle package into the decorative tin.
  3. Set the lid to the tin aside.
  4. Place the bowl with the scentsicle fragrance inside the tissue paper packaging towards the center of the package.
  5. Take the end of the package back in place to seal in the scent.
  6. Leave the tissue to soak up the scent for approximately 5 days. The longer you allow the scentsicle to sit sealed within the tissue paper package, the stronger the scent will be.
  7. When you are ready to wrap your packages, remove a few pieces of tissue paper as needed to wrap the gift.
  8. Voíla! Your gift will now smell like a heavenly Christmas tree when your loved one opens their gift.


  • You can also use the Scentsicle ornament sticks if you can not find the tins. Just place the sticks in some type of small dish so that they do not get oils on your tissue paper.
  • If the bag your tissue paper came in is too small to hold the tin or a small dish, remove the tissue paper from the bag and place the tissue paper in a plastic bag or garbage bag. Place the tin in the garbage bag with the tissue paper. Remove as much of the air as possible. Lay the bag flat and allow to sit for 3-5 days for the tissue paper to absorb the scent.
  • You can use any type of natural essential oils to achieve the scent you are looking for at any time of year. Just soak several cotton balls in the essential oil and place the cotton balls in a small ceramic dish before placing inside the tissue paper packaging or garbage bag. Eucalyptus, cedar wood, rosemary and lemon are all great alternatives!

A wrapped present!

Scentsicles tins

Open the bag of Scentsicles and pour into the included tin.

Leaving the lid off the tin, place tin in the bag of opened tissue paper and seal with tape.

Allow tissue paper to sit sealed for as long as possible to soak up the scent.

Remove tissue paper as needed to wrap your gifts.

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Jennifer Williams
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  • Joanie Joanie on Dec 20, 2020

    I thought it was a bunch of broken, used crayons. I usually light a few pine scented candles. Upppppp on my tall t.v. cabinet, where the kids can't bother them. They work for me! Happy Holidays.......it will be just my husband and I. A nice Italian supper and that old movie with Jimmy Stewart. I've never seen and some football. :))

    • Jennifer Williams Jennifer Williams on Dec 20, 2020

      Have a wonderful Christmas Joanie! I’m going to wrap some more presents with my lovely scented tissue paper. Cheers

  • Jenny Jenny on Dec 17, 2021

    What a lovely idea, unfortunately not all presents look good wrapped in tissue, however lovely it might smell! Too late for this year, everything’s wrapped - yes I’m feeling a tad smug now! Happy Christmas to you and yours 🤶🎄🤶🎄🤶🎄