Christmas wrapping idea: Buy brown wrapping paper (cheap to buy at Walmart or a craft store) and use that paper to wrap your gifts. It's useful for every gift, and you can customize it by writing on the paper.
Wrapping paper is pretty pricey, especially for something that's just going to get ripped up and thrown away. This is a better idea: buy a big roll of butcher paper on the cheap and have the kids help craft some homemade holiday lights gift wrap.
What a neat idea. You can pick up old costume jewelry at garage sales and thrift stores and use them to wrap your Gifts! Here they used old sheet music and newspapers with gold ribbon and costume jewelry pieces. It's the little things.