via Real Simple December 2009 Issue
Real Simple Magazine has a lot of great gift wrapping ideas in the December 2009 issue. I especially like the giant button idea. You can view the options online here.
I, frequently, utilize twine, ornaments, and bells to decorate my packages and set them apart. I collect many of the items after Christmas and save them for gift wrapping season for the next year. It's amazing how cheap you can buy ribbon and bows after Christmas. Target slashes prices to 90% off by the second or third week of January. Then, when I open up my stash, it's a surprise all over again to look at the great items that I got for a steal the year before.