As most people who know me are aware, I love wrapping gifts. I love the paper, the ribbons, everything! (Well, everything but a gift bag - b.o.r.i.n.g!) It's all about the presentation. It's so much better to get a beautifully wrapped present, than a one packaged with little effort, regardless what's inside. I also curse those who throw away perfectly good ribbons and bows after they open something. I'm always the first to ask, "are you going to use that?" if I see a chance some might be discarded. It's so simple (not to mention economical) to reuse items that have been gifted upon you. Don't get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy browsing for and buying lovely paper and and ribbon - I just use the old and the new! Unexpected wrapping is a favorite of mine. Pretty boxes in non-traditional colors and patterns are sure to stand out among the red, green and gold under the Christmas tree. The ideas below are surely more chic than boring 'ol brown paper packages tied up with string....