You love giving presents, but you don't like wrapping. Or maybe, you love to give it your all when it comes to wrapping a gift. I must confess, I am terrible at it. Never cut a straight line; always have access paper left and taping; forget it! If you are like me, gift bags are heaven-sent! But if you want to put some effort into it and have some time today, here are ideas to add that special touch.

Louis XIII Celebrates "100 Years" The Movie You Will Never See, Starring John Malkovich
Charley Gallay
loading...

If you are wrapping with plain Kraft paper, decorate it with big, multicolored polka dots to make a gift pop!

attachment-polkadots
loading...

Or add candy canes to the wrapping to make the gift even sweeter (like what I did there)!

attachment-candy-cane-buttercrunch
loading...

If you have multicolor tape, try to tape the box alternating horizontal and vertical stripes to mimic a ribbon.

attachment-coloredtape
loading...

Still, get the newspaper? Wrap with the crossword section or print out a crossword puzzle.

attachment-crosswordpuzzle
loading...

If you baked Christmas cookies, add one or two to the top of the box. Either tie a string through the cookie or use glue. I suggest you let the person know you used glue if you went that route, so they don't eat it.

Michelle Obama Introduces 2013 White House Holiday Decorations
Getty Images
loading...