Personalized/Custom #Pet Wrapping Paper from Giftskins! Enter to win!!

Tis the season to begin wrapping…fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-UGH!!! The paper bag and tissue industry experiences a boom every year when I get gifts ready for the holidays, or for any occasion that requires a gift…UNTIL NOW...enter…Giftskins!

Click on the logo to visit their website!

Click on the logo to visit their website!

I was intrigued when I was contacted by an incredibly delightful and helpful representative of Giftskins who asked if I would be interested in featuring their personalized wrapping paper on Dakota’s blog.  She “had me” when she steered me towards their Personalized Pet Wrapping Paper page!

I was like a kid in a candy store! What pet parent/owner DOESN’T want to see their pet featured on wrapping paper?

The design choices are adorable, which made it difficult to choose just one, but I FINALLY chose the  Dogs Rule gift wrap, because I wanted wrapping paper that would be good for ALL occasions, not just for the holidays! Here is the style that I chose BEFORE it was customized with Dakota’s photo:


This pattern is fun and great for the dog-lover in your life. With space for two photos, two names, and two custom messages, this gift wrap is ultra-personalized. Measures 19.75 x 76.75in. One roll will wrap three medium size gifts.

Then a “sneak-peek” BEFORE I finished wrapping:

dakota wrapping paper close up

The customization process of this paper could NOT have been easier! I picked out the style that I wanted, chose the photos that I wanted to include, followed the super easy instructions for  adding a photo, and I was off to the races! I was shocked and pleased by how quickly a  proof was sent to me for my approval, the ENTIRE process was a breeze!

When the full size roll of gift wrap arrived at my home, (which was also fast!), I was delighted with the quality. This paper is NOT flimsy, it will not tear with the slightest movement, as many inferior wrapping paper products do. The wrapping paper  is a substantial, sturdy weight that held up well with the many contortions that I go through when wrapping a gift! While it is NOT flimsy, it also is easy to work with. On the opposite side of the paper is a grid that makes cutting the paper into a straight line (for smaller packages) easy peasy! Even for me! No more jagged cutting! I can cut it into a straight line!

I chose to try out Dakota’s paper for White Elephant gifts that my husband and I are bringing to our niece’s home for Thanksgiving. Here is my customized paper, featuring Dakota!

dakota wrapping paper another view

Is this just TOO CUTE OR WHAT???

dakota wrapping paper best one

Who WOULDN’T want to open a gift featuring the handsome Dakota? While the gift wrap is FABULOUS for ALL gift-giving occasions, I was also thinking about how cool this would be as a background in a photo frame! You could trim the paper to fit a large frame and then put various small photos all around it and frame it! You could cover books with it, etc!

Thanks to Giftskins I am now going to kiss my dull gift bags and tissue paper good-bye. “They had me at hello…”

YOU will LOVE them TOO! WHY? Because my incredibly kind and helpful representative at Giftskins is offering a GIVE-AWAY!  ONE of my readers who lives in the U.S. will win their OWN full-size roll of customized wrapping paper! (Wrapping paper prices begin at $14.95)

THE GIVE-AWAY IS OPEN TO THOSE LIVING IN THE U.S. that are 18 and over. The give-away is open now and will end on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3rd AT 5PM. The lucky winner will be chosen by and will be announced on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4th.

HOW TO ENTER: Visit the Pet Design Page and tell me in a comment here, which design is your favorite? Also leave a way for me to contact you should you be the lucky winner!

Good luck!!!

In Full Disclosure: I was not compensated for this review/give-away, I was given a roll of wrapping paper in exchange for my honest review.



  1. Cool wrap. I like the one with the paws. 🙂
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  2. So nest! Never knew about this. We like the pet plaid gift wrap. Happy Hanukkah! Hope it’s a wonderful start.
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  3. emma says:

    We love this stuff! We like the Santa Dots Christmas paper. Please count my paw in to win 🙂
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  4. sara, oreo and chewy says:

    They are so cute! What a great idea. I like all of them, but I think the pawprints is my favorite.

  5. Misaki says:

    That is such a cool idea! Dakota looks great on the paper, but I think you might face a problem – no one will want to open the present 🙂
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  6. Armando says:

    Dog House Gift Wrap looks very nice!

  7. Wow we like this xxx
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  8. You want me to pick one?! They’re all so cute! Alright, the Plaid then! No, the Animal Paws! No, the Happy Howlidays! Gah!
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  9. What a great idea! And Dakota, you look simply adorable on wrapping paper, I would prefer you to Frosty the snowman any day!
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  10. Well darn – how pawsome is that and what a great idea. Hmmm I think we like the pawprints stripes the best……or maybe the happy howlidays… is so hard to choose 🙂
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  11. What a super idea! So even the paper is a gift. I love this idea! Good luck to all U.S. doggies, that’s a wonderful thingy!
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  12. Very cute. I like the all around design that you chose.

  13. Ann Marie Stelma Graff says:

    This is one of the coolest ideas I’ve ever seen. Cody would love to be immortalized in paper….

  14. Ann Marie Stelma Graff says:

    I just realized it said Fur Baby…that’s what I call my Cody man.

  15. I like the paw design or the santa dogs! What a great idea!

  16. That is crazy cute, Miss Caren! But…Ma says she would feel bad tearing into a gift with that precious Dakota on the paper. What if she ripped Dakota? Oh dear. The designs on the site are too cute but my favorite is the Puppy Bark.
    *Cairn cuddles*
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    • Dakota says:

      Hmmmm you know I never thought of that Oz! Leave it to you!!!!! I probably couldn’t rip it either!

  17. Haha that is hilarious! I’m going to have to check out some of their holiday options.

    • Dakota says:

      OMG Will, can you just picture Eko on that????? That would be THE BEST!!!

  18. Megan says:

    The dogs and I loved all the wrapping paper, but I told Princess and Nessie they could only choose one. We couldn’t decide between Animal Paws, Happy Howlidays, and Pet Plaid, Then we decided you had the right idea and we should choose something that can be used for all occasions. So as cute as it was, Happy Howlidays was out.

    The fight was on between Animal Paws and Pet Plaid. Princess wanted the paws because it looked like she made it with her own two paws. Always trying to steal the spotlight. Nessie wanted something a bit more sensible. She liked the Plaid because it had lovely shades of gray. Imagine her surprise when I told her it wasn’t actually gray. She just doesn’t have magic human eyeballs.

    I was the tie-breaker. Even though I’m crazy about the Paw Prints I thought Nessie was right and we should choose the sensible one. We might have to wrap gifts for Grandma if we win. Pet Plaid it is.

    Loved your post, by the way. And Dakota is just adorable.
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    • Dakota says:

      Megan your comment was just too cute!!! Thanks so much for your kind words too!

  19. Oh Wow, we would choose the Animal Paws Gift Wrap cause it has room for all 4 of us and could be used any time and it works with both cats and dogs. You can reach us at Mommy’s email alasandra (at) cableone (dot) net
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  20. Walter says:

    I would love to have some of the Happy Howlidays Gift Wrap to use on my gift exchange presents.
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  21. We love The Cat’s Meow! I like your idea for the picture frame. I am thinking of wallpapering something…or not. this is so awesome. First I have heard of it.
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  22. Maggie says:

    I would choose the Animal Paws wrap. What fun!

  23. Two French Bulldogs says:

    I Iove the puppy bark choice!

  24. Jan Todd says:

    Wow Dakota, you’re paper is really Kewl!
    Lucy, Ricky and Macie here, Mom asked us to choose which design we liked the best. We all three like yours but were afraid we might offend some kitties we give gifts too by it saying “cats drool”. We are very sensitive that way. So, we’re giving twelve paws up to the Happy Howlidays design.
    Hope everyone at the Gittleman Dawg House has a pawsome Thanksgiving!!!!
    Barkin’ at ya’
    Lucy Ricky and Macie

  25. Bailey says:

    Now how could you rip open Dakota’s face? It’s beautiful, but it would crush me to see them destroyed. 🙂
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  26. I like Puppy Bark paper. Hi Dakota Happy Chanukah!!!

    • Dakota says:

      Hi Chazz!!!! Happy Chanukah to you too and good luck! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  27. What a fabulous idea this is! I love a bunch of them… Happy Howlidays, Puppy Bark… but my fave is the one you picked. Love the color and that it’s for any time. Great giveaway and I’ll share it 🙂
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  28. What a great idea.

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  29. That is just awesome! I want the animal paws giftwrap with my kitties furry faces! hope I win!
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  30. I love the “Dog’s Rule” paper!!!
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  31. KateV says:

    I like them all, but the one you featured is my favorite! Like you said, it allows you to use it for all occasions, not just specific holidays.

  32. What a wonderful idea. We love the Happy Howlidays just in time for Christmas. We give out special gifts to those pets still awaiting homes.
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  33. Oh goodness I love wrapping paper! Can’t wait to pick out some for this year… this wrapping paper looks awesome! What a fantastic idea! I like the Paw Prints Stripes Pattern. I think you know my email already – thank you for the giveaway Dakota!
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  34. Clowie says:

    It’s a lovely way to make a gift special.
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  35. Love them! What a great gift idea for dog friends and shelter fundraisers! Our big one is coming up in February…this would make a great auction item…winner can personalize and help the pets at the same time. Fun, fun fun!
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  36. Jan K says:

    The Animal Paws is my favorite. What a great giveaway…thanks, Dakota!
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  37. Ann Marie Stelma Graff says:

    I was looking at the patterns again. They are all so cute. With cats and a dog, I could have a ball with these.

  38. SUGAR says:

    We would like to enter and have Animal Paws. Golden Thanks n Woofs, Sugar
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  39. The Happy Howlidays is super cute, but I think I’d have to go with the Animal Paws because like you said, it could be used for more than just the holiday season!
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  40. Pippy says:

    My favorite is the Puppy Bark Wrapping Paper! It’s super duper cute!!

  41. Bocci says:

    This wrapping paper is a way-cool idea! Our favorite, although it was hard to choose, is the Kit and Pup Wrapping Paper. If I happen to be the lucky winner, you may reach me at:
    Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving AND Happy Hannukah!
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  42. I like that Dogs Rule one that you picked! That turquoise-y color is my fave! Happy Thanksgiving!

  43. Jodi says:

    What a fabulous idea!! I loved the puppy plaid paper. 🙂 And I love how yours came out!!

    You could also use a bit of paper if you were into scrapbooking, I’m always looking for just the right paper to add to the pages.

    You can contact me at

  44. The one on the top left of their website (animal paws) is so pawsome. Please enter us to win. Thanks.

  45. Can I have your address, please?

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  46. This is so cool thanks for sharing! It was a hard choice but we like either the paw prints or the plaid best! Love Dolly
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  47. deanna says:

    So cute! Happy Howlidays Gift Wrap is my favorite.
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  48. Pawdorable!
    the Boys like “Dogs Rule” as their personal favorite, and I agree. So we’d love to enter the contest. Thanks Dakota
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  49. Great review and great stuff. I’m entering who wouldn’t want this? Dakota looks fabulous on the paper!
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