Skip the Papercuts: This Year, Wrap your Gifts in Fabric
Wrapping gifts is a bit of an art form, and while we're no Candy Spelling (lady has an entire room devoted to the practice in her mansion), we can fold a pretty crisp corner and tie an even bow. However, all our hard work is often for naught; by the time gifts get packed in suitcases or even taken across town, their paper shells have seen better days and dash any expectations for a thoughtful present within.
This year, ditch the paper and opt for fabric instead. LivingEthos, an SF-based online company, taps the need for environmentally friendly–and foolproof–wrapping, with their sewn cloth bags in colors and patterns appropriate for any occasion or gift size. Simply slip the item into the cloth bag and pull the colorful drawstring ribbon closed at the top. Tada! A perfectly presented offering every time. Bonus for the recipient: the wrapping can be used again and again, so it's like a gift within a gift. Check out their full selection of available styles online, and think what you'll do with the money saved from forgoing construction on your own gift wrapping room.