Our Ultimate Size Guide

It can be hard to determine which size fabric gift bag you need just by looking at the pictures. This size guide can help you make that decision. All of our gift bags come in 3 basic sizes: Standard, Medium, and Large. Some fabrics may have a Wine/Skinny option, and a few come in Jumbo.

The chart below is a quick reference to the sizes of the flat bags. Please keep in mind that ribbons are attached a few inches down from the top of the Wine, Standard, and Medium bags. More info on each size, including pictures and suggestions for what fits, follow beneath the chart.

Width (inches)6.5″10″17″20″27″
Height (inches)15″15″18″27″33″
Attached Ribbon?YesYesYesNoNo
Perimeter of Gift

Standard Bags

Our standard fabric gift bags are 10 inches wide and 15 inches high and come with a ribbon attached a few inches from the top.

They are perfect for gifts like:

  • e-readers,
  • paperback or hardback books
  • crib sheets or burp cloths
  • small activity kits
  • small wireless headphones
  • picture frames up to 5 x 7
  • round candles up to 5″ in diameter
  • small stuffed animals
  • hand-held video games
Sample gifts that fit inside a standard VZWraps gift bag

Medium Bags

Our medium fabric gift bags are 17″ wide and 18″ long with an attached ribbon.

They work well for:

  • cookbooks or coffee table books
  • small laptop
  • queen-sized sheet set
  • square-boxed board games
  • plastic building kits
  • football
  • hand mixer
  • swaddling blankets
  • sweatshirt or sweater
  • baby carrier

Large Bags

Our large fabric gift bags are 20″ wide by 27″ long.

The ribbon is not attached to the large bag so you can place the ribbon just above your gift for the best presentation. A storage loop is included so the ribbon won’t get lost in between uses.

For thin clothing boxes, you can fold the bag over and wrap the ribbon around the center, as shown below.

Large bags work well for:

  • a basketball
  • fluffy robe
  • larger shoe boxes
  • half-sheet pans
  • messenger style diaper bags
  • most game consoles
  • 10″ skillet
  • mini food processor
  • 2-slice toaster
  • duvet covers
  • set of 6 towels

Wine/Skinny Bags

Our wine/skinny fabric gift bags are 6.5″ wide by 15″ high (same height as a standard gift bag) with a ribbon attached a few inches from the top.

Obviously, they’re just the right size for a wine bottle, but they also work well for:

  • olive oils/vinegars
  • fancy jams
  • small candles (about 3-4″ in diameter)
  • small electronics (most cell phone boxes)
  • gloves
  • baby rattle or teething keys
  • rolled t-shirt
  • socks

Jumbo Gift Bags

Finally, we have our jumbo fabric gift bags — 26-27 inches wide by 33″ high. It takes wider fabric to make this size which is why we only have a handful of prints available this large. Just as with our large gift bags, the ribbon is not attached so you can tie it just where you need to for the best presentation. A storage loop is sewn into the inside top seam so you can keep the ribbon safe between uses.

Jumbo gift bags are great for:

  • coffee makers
  • smaller cookware sets
  • 6-quart slow cooker
  • queen-sized quilt
  • backpack style diaper bags
  • 96-count Size 1 diapers
  • nursing pillow/baby lounger
  • roasting pan
  • carry on suitcase
  • sleeping bag

Unfortunately, jumbo bags are not large enough for car seats or strollers.

A Few Tips

  • Since the bags are flat, you do lose some available height depending on the depth of your present. A fat box will take away more height as the fabric comes down to cover the bottom of the box. A skinnier gift won’t need as much coverage on the bottom, so you’ll have more height to work with.
  • After you tie your bow, grasp the fabric near the bow tightly with one hand and, with the other hand, pull up from the top of the bag to fan out the fabric above the bow.

If you’re still not sure what size is best, just shoot us an e-mail at info@vzwraps.com with as much info about your gift as possible — dimensions are best or a link to the product — and we’ll let you know what size you need.

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  • Hi, I’m trying to determine if the jumbo bag will work for my baby shower gift which is a “Dekor Plus Hands Free Diaper Pail”.
    The box dimensions are – Width: 14.25” x Depth: 10.25” x Height 23.25”
    Will this box fit in the Jumbo size 27” x 33” Elephants bag?

    Thank you, Debra

    • Yes, the diaper pail should fit into one of our Jumbo bags. It may be snug, but there should be about 1 to 1 ½” of wiggle room, and about 5-6 inches of room at the top for tying the ribbon.


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