So, what's a gal to do?
How about making some homemade gift bows like Jessica from How About Orange did here?
These bows were so simple to make and SO stunning--and made from a cut up magazine page! How clever (and resourceful)! You probably have everything needed to make them right now, so go and create! I'll bet your Mother's Day gifts still need wrapped, right?
These take 5-10 minutes each to create out of a magazine page. It's best to choose a page with minimal writing and a strong color theme.
This is just one piece of tissue paper as wrapping paper--cheap, simple and very nice looking.
You can always use yesterday's news to cover a gift--maybe slightly cheesy, but still appreciated. I personally like it... and I have been saving comics for gift wrap for a while, so family members, beware...
Remember to reuse and repurpose your gift bags. I am committing to buying no new gift wrapping materials from now until the end of the year (and yes, I realize that this includes Christmas). Wish me luck! Any clever ideas to share? Leave a comment!