I love wrapping presents. Way more than shopping for them. I never give a gift in a bag. It is boring to look at and less fun to open than a wrapped box. The unfortunate thing is that after getting married and having a baby, I had an excess of gift bags. Let’s not even get into the amount of pastel coloured tissue paper I had (which I sold for $5 on Used Victoria).
So when it came time to give a gift, instead of buying wrapping paper, I just flattened a bag and wrapped it around the box. It is easy, pretty and free! When the box size lines up well with the bag size, I try to keep the handles on to add a little something special.
Another thing I have done is just wrap the box in packing paper, which we also had excess of after moving, then putting a pretty ribbon on it. Ribbons are yet another thing we had a lot of after wedding gifts.
And that is how I wrap gifts!