I love me a nicely wrapped gift, but I hate all that non-recyclable metallic wrapping that inevitably ends up in the garbage can. Which is why I love the idea of re-using brown paper bags as Christmas wrapping paper… add a little twine and a sprig of evergreen and you have a gorgeously festive, and very enticingly wrapped present.
One year I wrapped all my gifts in carefully chosen magazine pages, and each gift looked like a unique collage. Everyone loved it - but it was a lot of work, to be honest. That was pre-baby me! This year I'm all about simplicity.
You know what else looks wonderfully festive and is super easy (and cheap!)? Gifts wrapped in good ol' newspaper and tied with bright red ribbon. That's all you really need.