Fabric Wrapping PaperFabric is a great reusable wrapping paper solution. It is a sustainable and thrifty gift wrap choice. You have to spend a little more up front, but as long as you get most of the wrapping fabric back, you can continue to reuse it for years to come.
DIY Gift BasketsI decided to make gift baskets with items I got from Freecycle or elsewhere for free. The larger gift has a dish as the base, which will be a keepsake for the hostess. The smaller ones have six cookies and a travel sized bottle of shower gel from Bath and Body Works.
Unique Gift Card or Cash WrappingTurn an old book into a box to hold a gift card or cash gift.
Make Your Own Gift BagsCut out template and trace onto decorative paper. Make folds and score with a bone folder. To assemble bottom, fold short flaps, then the long flaps.
Make a Curly Ribbon CascadeDon't spend money on those fancy curly ribbon cascades. Make your own!