When making your Christmas cards this year - don't stop there. I always decorate my gifts as well. It doesn't matter what the gift is, I find the appeal of a beautifully presented gift is really appreciated by the recipient.
On this gift I have used plain brown paper to wrap the gift, patterned double-sided paper on the front of the gift attached with coordinating washi tape and then a belly band of patterned paper. The entire gift is then tied up with ribbon and finished off which a matching piece of twine.
Generally I would also either decorate the envelope for the card with the same washi tape or make a coordinating tag to tie on.
Merry Christmas. (See this book has just taken a step up in the gift giving category.)