This year I'm replacing the fancy holiday gift wrap with newsprint. A few weeks ago, I found a whole bolt of 1/4 inch black elastic at Goodwill for $1.99, which turned out to be a fabulous replacement for ribbon. Not only is this holiday recycling at its best, I absolutely love the simple monochrome look.
I bought my brother some gift-wrap for Christmas.
I took it to the gift wrap department and told them to wrap it,
but in a different print so he would know when to stop unwrapping.
― Steven Wright