Person using Christmas wrapping paper to wrap gifts on a table.

The ongoing pandemic has made it harder to shop for non-essential items in person, but thankfully there's plenty of great places to order your Christmas wrapping paper online this year.

Take a look at our pick of the best Christmas wrapping paper for 2020 that you can order online this year to get ahead of your festive wrapping whilst staying at home this month.

With a second lockdown (opens in new tab) in England over the next few weeks, it may have thrown a spanner in the works when it comes to your Christmas shopping. All non-essential shops will be closed during this period,  so many people are going online to stock up on on festive goods from advent calendars for kids and Christmas toys (opens in new tab) to early Christmas food shopping.

If you're in need of some Christmas wrapping paper, there's lots of places you can get your hands on some online. From traditional Christmas designs to more quirky ones, we're sure you'll find the perfect one for that special person.

Scroll down to find out everything you need to know about buying wrapping paper online...

Where is the best place to buy wrapping paper online?

For all your Christmas wrapping needs, Amazon's The Gift Wrapping Store (opens in new tab) has everything you need in one handy place. As well as plenty of great designs, they also have gift labels, gift bags, sellotape and more. So it's a great place to start if you've completely ran out of wrapping supplies and need to stock up.

If you have an Amazon Prime account, you'll also be able to get these delivered to your door a lot faster, helping you to get ahead on gift wrapping. What's not to love?

We've also rounded up our favourite places to buy Christmas wrapping paper online this year below with designs from John Lewis, PaperChase, Not On The HighStreet and more!

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What is the most environmentally friendly wrapping paper?

As a general rule, wrapping paper can only be recycled if it passes the 'scrunch test'. To do this, take a piece of the wrapping paper and scrunch it into a ball in your hand.  If the paper stays in a ball and doesn't bounce back into shape, then it's likely you can recycle it.

In general, paper wrap can be recycled but any wrapping paper with foil or glitter on cannot and needs to go in the general waste bin. Before recycling, make sure you remove any sticky tape and decorations such as ribbons and bows because these can't be recycled either.

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To make choosing environmentally-friendly Christmas wrapping paper easier than ever, certain retailers have removed all glitter from their Christmas wrapping products. One of the first supermarkets to do this was Marks & Spencer in 2019 and this year Tesco have also announced that they too are removing glitter from their own-brand Christmas wrapping, gift bags, cards and crackers.

In addition to removing glitter from their Christmas wrapping paper, this year Waitrose has also eliminated single-use plastic that can't be recycled, giving shoppers the option to have an environmentally friendly Christmas this season.

Best Christmas wrapping paper 2020

Scroll down for our pick of the best Christmas wrapping that you can buy online this year...

Skiing dinosaurs Christmas wrapping paper

Skiing dinosaurs Christmas wrapping paper

Perfect for that dinosaur lover in your life, this funny wrapping paper is sure to go down well this Christmas.

Price: £5

Penguin pals Kraft Christmas wrapping paper

Penguin pals Kraft Christmas wrapping paper

This adorable penguin wrapping paper is sure to put a smile on their face this festive season!

Price: £5

Personalised Ho Ho Ho Christmas Wrapping Paper

Personalised Ho Ho Ho Christmas Wrapping Paper

Add a personal touch - literally! - with this personalised 'ho ho ho' wrapping paper. This is a great option for children.

Price: £4

Eleanor Bowmer Christmas Dogs Gift Wrap Set

Eleanor Bowmer Christmas Dogs Gift Wrap Set

Know a dog lover? This wrapping paper is ideal for them, and features an array of colourful cute designs.

Price: £8.50

WHSmith Recyclable Christmas Mice Kraft Wrapping Paper

WHSmith Recyclable Christmas Mice Kraft Wrapping Paper

A great recyclable option, this wrapping paper has a sweet Christmas mouse design and comes in a pack of two.

Price: £4.49

Sugar plum fairy Christmas wrapping paper

Sugar plum fairy Christmas wrapping paper

Celebrate the season's most iconic ballet with this sugar plum fairy wrapping paper. Perfect for a dance lover!

Price: £5

Santa and Elf Roll Wrap

Santa and Elf Roll Wrap

Brighten up your gifts this Christmas with this cute elf wrapping paper that's great for all ages.

Price: £2.99

Frozen Wrapping Paper

Frozen Wrapping Paper

Ideal for any Frozen-obsessed child, this Anna and Elsa themed wrapping paper is great for wrapping up Christmas toys!

Price: £1.99

Personalised Dinosaur Christmas Wrapping Paper

Personalised Dinosaur Christmas Wrapping Paper

Show a dinosaur lover how much you care with this adorable personalised wrapping paper!

Price: £4

Pop Art Santa Gift Wrap Set

Pop Art Santa Gift Wrap Set

John Lewis' pop art gift wrap is sure to brighten up Christmas morning, and is a great choice for art lovers!

Price: £10

Lucy Buglass is a Digital Writer for What's on TV, Goodto.com, and Woman&Home. After finishing her degree in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University she moved to London to begin her career. She's passionate about entertainment and spends most of her free time watching Netflix series, BBC dramas, or going to the cinema to catch the latest film releases.