When I have time and patience (which is not often), I like to take my time and package gifts that are coordinated in a decorative way. That means lovely gift wrap accented with ribbon and sometimes even a little something extra to embellish the package.
I am in awe over the digital images created by Rhonna Farrer (available at Two Peas) where you can create your own basic black & white gift wrap. Amy Maness very kindly shared this link with me yesterday. I am anxious to download it and to give it a try this weekend.
In all honesty, I am quite lazy (most of the time) and rely on gift bags and tissue. My rationale for this is you can recycle a gift bag. Lately, I have scooped-up fashionably decorative ones at Target.
Speaking of fashion, Jessica shared great resources for gift wrap, AND she's currently hosting a giveaway that involves a Marc Jacobs bag.
How very exciting.