Instead of Buying Gift Tags, Get a Tag Maker—Here’s Why

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A gift tag maker gives an extra-special touch to your thoughtful presents. It's so easy, anyone can use it!

Buying gifts for the ones you love is only part of the holiday fun. Wrapping gifts and putting all the finishing touches on your packages is really where the magic of the season comes to life. But this year, don’t worry about buying new gift tags or digging through the closet to find old mismatched ones. Try making your own instead with this must-have device for any gift-giving occasion—a tag maker!

What is a tag maker?

You’ll never have to buy a gift tag again, thanks to the Fiskars Tag Maker. This handy little device is simple and easy to use—even for amateur crafters. With a few quick pushes of a button, it creates perfectly sized tags with a hole punched through for running ribbon through. You’ll have the best looking gift tags under the Christmas tree—but it’s not a contest, right?

How do you use a tag maker?

Thanks to the versatility of this tag maker you can save time and money all year round. And here’s the best part—this tag maker is so simple, anyone can use it. Young or old. Creative do-it-yourselfers and those of us that are not-so-creative.

Simply insert the paper of your choice (saved wrapping paper or gift cards are perfect) in the large slot and press the lever to punch a classic tag shape that’s 2 by 3 inches. If you flip the device over, you can see exactly where you’re punching out your tag. Next, insert the punched-out tag into the small slot and press down again to get a perfectly-centered tag hole.

You can stop right there, or finish your gift tag by adding a metal eyelet using the same machine. It’s all-in-one and really fun!

How to Personalize Gift Tags

Feel free to get creative with this tag maker, it’s all part of the holiday spirit! Recycle old gift cards or wrapping paper to make your tag. Newspapers, maps and menus are also good options. Or, tackle the drawer with all your scrapbooking paper and start there.

Don’t let your inner artist stop there! Once you’ve got the tags cut, go wild with the finishing touches. Use colorful washi tape, holiday-themed stickers and chalk pens to personalize your designs.

These tags can also be used for a lot more than gifts. Try using them to create place cards for your holiday meal or a DIY calendar with customized days of the week. The options are endless!

Where can I buy a tag maker?

Gift Tag Makervia

The Fiskars Tag Maker is available online and at your local craft stores. You can pick from the standard tag with straight edges, the standard tag with rounded edges or the double tag maker that’s slightly smaller than the standard, but comes in multiple shapes to choose from. Whichever tag maker you get, your gifts are sure to look amazing!

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Lauren Naru
Lauren Naru writes about gift guides, sales, and must-have items for the kitchen and home. She loves a good deal is and is always on the hunt for super-savings and products that solve cooking problems. In her spare time, you’ll find her creating custom cookies for friends and family. Lauren lives and works in New York's Hudson Valley region.