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Canadian-Themed Gift Wrap

A nature-inspired wrapping scheme with an easy-to-follow formula.

"Is there a pattern more quintessentially Canadian than the HBC Signature Stripe? Hmmm, maybe Maple Leaf tartan, but we'll save that debate for another time. For now, here is my wrapping scheme dedicated to our home and native land," says H&H design editor Margot Austin. "The formula includes kraft paper (thanks to paper mills in New Brunswick), bits of bark shed from my firewood pile (please, please don't go peeling bark off trees for Christmas wrap), B.C. cedar, B.C. holly and these great little metal Signature Stripe animal ornaments from The Bay. The little darlings are made in Canada by Whigby and all your favourite Canadian wildlife icons are available: beaver, elk, polar bear and goose, plus there's even a Mountie (must have!)."

See more in our photo gallery of editors' favourite gift-wrapping ideas for the holidays.

  • Photographer: Margot Austin
  • Products: Animal ornaments, The Bay.

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