A few years back I decided to make my own wrapping paper, so bought a roll of brown paper, a gold stamp pad and some stamps and got to work. It looked pretty good too, if I say so myself.
I've also used photo copied pages of sheet music, newspaper and plain coloured boxes from the $2 shops, covered them in cellophane and attached bright ribbons.
When I am buying wrapping paper though I tend to buy a neutral pattern so it can be used for lots of occasions...
This year I'm going with a striped paper in pale blue, silver and white and will use black ribbon as the contrast.
How do you plan to wrap your gifts this year?
Image 1. Notebook. Image 2. Monica Buck. Image 3. Rick Lew