When the fire is slowly dying, and you and your gift wrap supplies are finally ready for goodbye-ing, you need a place for greeting cards, bags, and bows to go ("let it snow, let it snow, let it snow"). Gift wrap storage solutions—whether it be a craft cart, plastic storage bin, or over-the-door station—will ensure your wrapping supplies stays tidy, safe, and secure until the next holiday season or your gift-giving occasion of choice.
Though, before you make any purchases, we always recommend taking stock of what you have, and what your preferences and priorities tend to be when it comes to gift wrapping and organization. Do you need sturdy and reliable protection for delicate bows and handmade tags? Or, do you value easy access and plenty of space for dozens of wrapping paper rolls? Do you always lose tape and scissors and dream of having them in an easy-to-find and easy-to-reach spot? You can find exactly what you need in a gift wrap organizer once you've taken inventory of your supplies, and considered your ideal gift-creating scenario.
Our favorite gift wrap organizer, the Zober Premium Wrapping Paper Storage Container, has room for up to 20 rolls of wrapping paper, plus the bows, ribbons, tags, tape, and tissue you may want to store with them. Plus, it comes in five colors and has a reinforced design that protects everything inside.
Pour a mug of hot cocoa and then get into the best gift wrap storage solutions below.
Zober Premium Wrapping Paper Storage Container
Multiple colors available
Space for wrapping paper rolls, bags, tissue, ribbons, and more
Majority of design is dedicated to wrapping paper rolls
For an all-in-one gift wrap storage solution, this polyester bin has you covered. The main inner compartment can hold roughly 18 to 20 standard-sized rolls of wrapping paper, plus it has an adjustable divider so you can make room for bows, tags, and other supplies. We also appreciate its zip closure and attached handles, so you can easily carry it from your storage spot to your wrapping station. There's even a slot for a label on the outer part of the organizer, so you'll never wonder what's inside.
Another feature of this organizer, that's actually rare in this category, is the variety of color choices you're able to shop it in. Available colors include neutral options—in this case, black or grey. You're ultimately not limited to red, green, or any holiday-like colors. As much as we love a festive gift wrap holder, we know that not everyone needs red or green, especially because a gift wrap storage solution can be used to house birthday paper, cards for Mother's Day or Father's Day, and more.
All in all, thanks to its available color options and spacious design, we think this organizer is likely to suit lots of homes. We could see ourselves using it year after year, even despite a majority of its space being dedicated to wrapping paper rolls.
Price at time of publish: $30
Dimensions: 4 x 40 x 6 inches | Weight: 4.44 pounds | Material: Polyester | Additional Features: Zip closure, handles, inner vinyl pockets
Elf Stor 83-DT5054 Gift Wrap Storage Bags
Transparent material allows contents to stay visible
Package of two
No side pockets or storage for small items
Are you looking to store rolls, rolls, and more rolls of wrapping paper? Look no further than this 2-pack of clear plastic bags, complete with sturdy nylon handles and zip closures. The cost-effective pairing allows you to sort your supplies, using one for holiday supplies and the other for birthdays and other occasions. And since they're transparent, you can see exactly which occasion you're reaching for. Notably, the bags are super lightweight as well, and barely add any bulk to your holiday closet's collection. With room for up to 25 rolls in each budget bag, they can be stashed under a bed, on the top shelf of your closet, or even leaned upright in the corner of a craft room.
Two sizes are available—40.5 or 31 inches long—so, whether you typically buy standard or larger-sized rolls of wrapping paper, you can find a fit. Just keep in mind that there are no smaller sections or pockets for gift tags, labels, or ribbons. These bags are really meant for rolls only. If that's what you're looking to store, or you really don't mind getting creative with your storage solutions, you'll be hard-pressed to find a more budget-friendly choice.
Price at time of publish: $14 for 2
Dimensions: 40 x 9 x 9 inches | Weight: 0.89 pounds | Material: Nylon, polyvinyl chloride | Additional Features: Handles, zip closure
Treekeeper Gift Wrap Craft Station
Multiple pockets and compartments hold accessories and supplies
Can be set up to create a gift wrap station
Wheels and handles for easy transport
Room for only 14 rolls of wrapping paper despite larger size
This all-in-one gift wrap organizer and wrapping station is for anyone who likes to go big in their gift wrap game. You can set it up anywhere—it's freestanding thanks to kickstand-style legs—and your space will be instantly transformed into your very own holiday workshop. Inner storage spaces include slots for scissors, pouches for large spools of ribbon, and four zippered compartments for tags, tape, and more. It zips closed, and has both handles and wheels that make it simple to move.
While this is a great option for anyone who likes to keep their gift wrap and supplies in one handy spot, note that the wrapping paper section is designed to hold up to 14 rolls of wrapping paper, which, in comparison to other options on this list, is on the lower side. If your collection tends to be larger than that, you may want to consider a secondary space for the wrapping paper rolls you're not actively using.
Price at time of publish: $160
Dimensions: 14 x 10 x 42 inches | Weight: 13.75 pounds | Material: Polyester | Additional Features: Wheels, freestanding design, zip closure, handles
The Container Store Customized Gift Wrap Center
Four smaller compartments lift out for easy access
Neutral, transparent design
Can slide under a bed
Length of bin does not accommodate larger rolls
The Container Store has put together an efficient and effective bundle of their bins to create this masterpiece. Their Long Underbed Box serves as the main catch-all, with three coordinating Accessory Boxes and one Shoe Box added to designate space for scissors, pens, bows, and more. Each of the five bins comes with a lid, too.
It's worth noting that each of these pieces are sold separately, too. It's also no more cost-effective to buy the bundle than it is to buy them individually. So, if you want to customize your purchase with an extra accessory box in lieu of the shoebox—or you have another idea altogether—you can easily do that. The one other note is that the main bin is just under 36 inches. It's well-suited for standard-sized rolls of wrapping paper, but is not suitable for oversized or large ones, so you'll need to shop and store accordingly.
Price at time of publish: $34
Dimensions: 35.63 x 18.25 x 6.25 inches | Weight: Not listed | Material: Polypropylene | Additional Features: Lids on each bin, customizable interior
Santa's Bag Hanging Wrapping Paper Storage Bag
Transparent windows keep contents visible
Designed to hang on back of door
Removable bag to hold supplies and accessories
Capacity is only 12 rolls of wrapping paper
If you like your gift wrap storage to be above-ground, this hanging storage bag will do the trick. Made to hang on the back of a door, you can enjoy easy access to your supplies all season or year long. We like the removable toolbox bag for your supplies and accessories, like ribbons, and the clear vinyl window, so you can keep an eye on your supply (and won't find yourself completely out of labels at midnight on Christmas Eve). It's also sturdy enough that you can lift it down and tip it against the wall, too.
Just note: if your collection of wrapping paper exceeds 12 rolls, you may need two or a separate space for your backups. Though, if you tend to hang onto a dozen or less rolls at a time, and want to keep everything secure in the middle of the busy holiday season, this hanging bag is a great choice. When you close the door to access it, your family members or housemates will know not to come peek, too! Gift wrapping is underway.
Price at time of publish: $20
Dimensions: 48 x 10 x 5 inches | Weight: Not listed | Material: Polyester | Additional Features: Detachable toolbox bag
Simple Housewares Double-Sided Hanging Gift Wrap Organizer
Space for wrapping paper, bags, and other supplies
Can accommodate large rolls of wrapping paper
Transparent windows keep contents in view
Can get bulky when full
With a swiveling hook and two-sided design, this storage bag is a great choice for anyone who wants the added convenience of hanging up their gift wrap collection, but still wants to easily lower it down. The hook can easily fit most standard closet rods, or you can hang it with your hardware of choice on any wall you choose. Notably, transparent pockets ensure your items are easy to spot, and varying pouch sizes and lidded options give you a bunch of space for everything you need to wrap a gift. (Yep, even the scissors that get lost under all the tissue paper!). We especially like how it has designated room for wrapping paper and for bags—or even bags made out of wrapping paper.
We do see this organizer becoming bulky and potentially looking a bit chaotic if it was filled to the brim. But, all in all, given how functional and practical it is, that's a risk we're willing to take. Plus, thanks to its two sides, you have wiggle room when it comes to what's visible and what's hidden as you're filling and using it.
Price at time of publish: $20
Dimensions: 46 x 20 x 0.5 inches | Weight: 15.2 ounces | Material: Not listed | Additional Features: Double-sided, transparent pockets
Honey-Can-Do Craft Storage Cart
Comes in a neutral color
Rolls for easy movement
Versatile and functional for multiple purposes
A rolling craft cart can be a great wrapping paper storage solution, because it can easily go from room to room.(Watch out for stairs, though!). From Honey-Can-Do, this craft cart has space for all your bells and baubles, and more. It features three shelves, three drawers, and slotted compartments that are perfect for vertically-stored rolls of wrapping paper. Plus, there are even two dowels on the side where you can attach spools of ribbon.
We're also fans of the neutral white color that can be used for all seasons of gift wrap. Speaking of seasons, this piece is so versatile you can easily adapt it for crafts or other storage in between holidays. Honestly, because it requires more assembly than the other options on this list, we're glad that it's versatile and practical enough for you to get plenty of use out of. You can set it up in your home office, playroom, or even basement.
Price at time of publish: $65
Dimensions: 19.29 x 13.39 x 33.78 inches | Weight: 33.73 pounds | Material: Engineered wood | Additional Features: Wheels, dowels, drawers
Honey-Can-Do Over-The-Door Wrap Organizer
Dowel for storing ribbon and tape
Three included hooks for sturdy hanging
Suitable for small to medium-sized collections
More flimsy than other styles
If you're short on space, yet still want to organize and store a small to mid-sized gift wrap collection, check out this over-the-door organizer. With a total of eight clear pockets, including one sized for standard paper rolls, it has room for everything you need to get through the epic wrap session awaiting you each holiday season—and on your best friend's birthday. There's even an included dowel that's perfect for storing ribbons, tape, and other hanging supplies. We're also glad to see three hooks along the top for stability (instead of just one or two).
While this is a more lightweight choice than some of the sturdier choices on this list, we see it working well for smaller collections and for those who want to bring out and use a few rolls of gift wrap at at time. You can also fold it down when it's not in use.
Price at time of publish: $16
Dimensions: 64 x 18.25 x 2.5 inches | Weight: 1.04 pounds | Material: Not listed | Additional Features: Dowel, transparent pockets
Hearth & Harbor Blue Extra-large Christmas Wrapping Paper Storage Box with Wheels
Wheels for easy movement
Various compartments and slot sizes and styles
Multiple sizes available
Only available in one color
Build the gift wrap collection of your dreams (or house your existing one) with this extra-large rolling organizer. It offers the most robust variety of storage options of any option on this list, with top features like a velcro bag strap, removable storage bins and ribbon box, and flaps with transparent pockets in multiple sizes (perfect for smaller bags and tissue paper). A row of slots even accommodates scissors and pens, so you never have to dig around for that pen you accidentally sat on. (It happens to all of us.)
It comes in an attractive steel blue color, so it won't feel out of place if you use it year-round. Though, if you do prefer a more festive color palette, you won't find that in this organizer. There are other sizes available, though, so if you like the shape and design of this one, but don't need all the space it offers, be sure to check out all the small, medium, and large options, as well.
Price at time of publish: $70
Dimensions: 40 x 12 x 14 inches | Weight: 12.77 pounds | Material: Oxford fabric, cardboard fill | Additional Features: Wheels, removable bins, supply slots, inner straps
Best for Greeting Cards
Bigso Light Grey Greeting Card Organizer
Attractive, lidded design
Only one color option available
This sleek and simple greeting card organizer is pretty and practical. It's made of lightweight, yet very durable, fiberboard and it includes 12 matching tabbed dividers, so you can keep your holiday cards separate from your birthday cards. There's even a partition in the middle, so cards and the dividers don't fall over if you don't have enough to fill it (yet). The box comes with a matching lid, so contents stay hidden either way, as well.
Coordinating products are also available from Bigso and sold separately at The Container Store, so if you want to pick up matching holders for other desk or stationery items, you have options. Whether or not you get similar styles, you can use the label on the front to remind you what's inside. Along with some of the other neutral and blander-colored choices on this list, we can easily see this card box being useful year-round. However, anyone with their heart set on something with more festive holiday colors may be disappointed. It's not going to be the best fit since, at time of publish, the light grey option was the only one available.
Price at time of publish: $15
Dimensions: 10 x 9 x 7 inches | Weight: Not listed | Material: Fiberboard, chrome accent | Additional Features: Lidded, dividers, matching line of products available
Best for Gift Bags
Elf Stor Ultimate Gift Bag and Wrap Storage Organizer
Inner and outer pockets in varying sizes
Cardboard inserts add sturdiness
If you prefer gift bags to rolls of wrapping paper, you might want to sit down for this one. From Elf Stor, this bag organizer is designed for gift bags. The interior is sectioned into compartments to give you lots of flexibility and versatility. Plus, it's not only great for bags, but also works well for tissue paper, cards, and flat packages of gift wrap. The lid has an inner mesh pocket and there's also four exterior pockets, so you have options for small and easily-misplaced supplies and accessories, too.
There are two colors to choose from (red and green)—but do note that, at the time of publish, the green version was roughly half the cost of the red. Additionally, this item does require a bit of assembly. Insert the cardboard for reinforcement at the time of its arrival. Ultimately, setup is no big deal and should take just a few minutes, though.
Price at time of publish: $20
Dimensions: 21 x 10.5 x 20.5 inches | Weight: 4.19 pounds | Material: Polyester, nylon, Oxford canvas, cardboard interior | Additional Features: Zip closure, inner and outer pockets, built-in handles
Our best overall pick, the Zober Premium Wrapping Paper Storage Container, is smartly designed with room for wrapping paper rolls, bags, and more gift-giving supplies—plus, it has a zip closure and handles for easy transport around your home. If you're looking for something more budget-friendly, a pair of Elf Stor Wrap Storage Bags are another great option. These bags can easily store dozens of rolls of wrapping paper, though aren't suitable for much more.
What to Look for in a Gift Wrap Storage Solution
Size and Organization Options
While it's so easy to be swayed by the festive photos and styling choices that many of these storage systems offer, it's always a good idea to consider how an organizer will work for you. We recommend taking inventory of your current collection of wrapping paper and gift wrap supplies, and also taking into consideration your ideal gift-wrapping scenario.
Maybe you have a number of rolls on hand that you bring out year after year—if so, consider our "best budget" pick, the Elf Stor Wrap Storage Bags. Maybe you have an impressive collection of bags along with a variety of wrapping paper. If that's the case, our "best hanging" pick, the Santa's Bag Hanging Wrapping Paper Storage Bag, could be a great fit since it can accommodate both.
A gift wrap storage container ultimately doesn't need to be aesthetic or perfect in every way, since it will likely be tucked away most of the time. You really just want to pick something that's suited to the type of gift wrapping supplies you normally gravitate towards. Thankfully, there are plenty of choices out there—suitable for standard-sized wrapping paper rolls (usually around 30 inches) and oversized rolls (in the 40-inch range). Just double-check that your option is suitable for the oversized ones for any larger rolls you may have on hand, since not every organizer is made with them in mind.
The material of your organizer not only determines part of its appearance, but also how sturdy and durable it is. Gift wrap doesn't require the same kind of protection as say, your heirloom nutcrackers or your favorite glass tree ornaments, but it's still a good idea to go with a durable container that will protect and secure your supplies so you can use and enjoy them for as long as possible.
The majority of gift wrap storage containers come in plastic (like The Container Store Customized Gift Wrap Center we chose for "Best Bin") or reinforced fabric (like the Hearth & Harbor Blue Extra-large Christmas Wrapping Paper Storage Box with Wheels, our "Best Large" pick). What you choose comes down to personal preference. Though, we do recommend leaning towards a plastic, lidded choice if you're going to be keeping things in a garage, or unfinished basement or attic.
What's easier, building a gift wrap station around your storage system or bringing out your storage system and setting up in your ideal spot? We're fans of the latter, since it gives you more flexibility. When possible, an organizer on wheels—such as the Hearth & Harbor Blue Extra-large Christmas Wrapping Paper Storage Box with Wheels and our favorite cart, the Honey-Can-Do Craft Storage Cart—is an ideal and portable choice. It's not only a breeze to move around your space around the holidays, but also bring in and out of its storage spot (as long as you don't have to travel over too many sets of stairs).
A standalone design—like what you'll see in the Treekeeper Gift Wrap Craft Station, our pick for "Best Splurge"—gives you a ton of flexibility in where and how you wrap your gifts. You can set it up by your tree for cheery vibes while you wrap, or you can take it to a more private space, so no one is tempted to peek at what they're getting. While you can technically move most of the organizers on this list all around however you see fit, the additional convenience of an organizer that doesn't just get laid out on the floor will elevate your wrapping experience.
What are the benefits of gift wrap storage containers?
Gift wrap storage containers come in shapes and designs to specifically suit the most popular types of gift wrap: wrapping paper and bags. Not only will you be able to keep your wrap tidy and organized, but depending on the type of container you buy, you may never find yourself without the necessary supplies that go with it. That's right: if you're organized, no more tip-toeing around the house for tape and tags while your children and loved ones are nestled all snug in their beds (with visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads, of course).
It's important to mention that you don't have to limit yourself to storage containers named or marketed for gift wrap, and you can always make use of other types of containers. For example, our "best bin" selection, The Container Store Customized Gift Wrap Center, is a smartly curated selection of bins they sell for multiple purposes.
No matter which type of organizer you go with, we see having a functional storage container for your wrap collection as akin to an artist keeping supplies together or a baker keeping ingredients together. It will only make your process smoother and your experience better.
What is the best way to store wrapping paper, bows, or ribbon?
The short answer is in whatever way allows your supplies to be both protected and accessible when you need them. "Protected" means your wrapping paper won't get wrinkled or torn, and your bows and ribbon won't get squished or misshapen. "Accessible" means your collection isn't so secure that it's a chore for you to get it all out (this is especially relevant if you access your supplies year-round for birthday and other gift-giving occasions).
And, of course, keep in mind that gift wrap is almost universally made to be disposable. Paper is not the heartiest of materials and a flooded basement or damp garage can easily damage or ruin it, so we recommend leaning towards indoor storage options—or opting for a sturdy bin for extra protection if that's not an option.
How big is a standard roll of wrapping paper?
In general, a standard roll of wrapping paper will be roughly 30 inches long, with a 3-inch diameter. Longer rolls can extend to 40 inches or more. Every option on our list, with the exception of our "Best for Bags" and "Best for Greeting Cards" picks, comfortably accommodate 30-inch rolls, and a number of them can also hold larger sizes, too. If you are in need of that extra room, check out the Simple Housewares Double-Sided Hanging Gift Wrap Organizer, our "best hanging" choice, or our recommendation for "best cart," the Treekeeper Gift Wrap Craft Station.
Why Trust The Spruce?
Dena Ogden is a lifestyle and commerce writer who’s been writing professionally since 2016, and with The Spruce since August 2022. For this piece, Dena researched gift wrap storage options currently available at major retailers and evaluated products based on size, features, material, design, and overall value. Her preferred gift wrap method is a classic under-bed bin (but she has had to sacrifice long rolls because of this).