In keeping with our "Handmade or Used" gift vow, we extended that to wrapping paper, and made use of the enormous pile of Whole Foods bags taking over our pantry. Paint and ribbon fancied them up just enough to stay away from the lunch sack look.
The only downfall...packing tape. The regular stuff just wouldn't hold. So they're only pretty from the front - like those old ladies who fix the front of their hair, but the back has that lovely slept-on bald spot. Tell me when mine does that, okay?