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.
Newspaper wrapping and monogram gift tags! you know what - I have wrapped gifts in newspaper before but when they are all together like this they look terrific! I think this will be my plan for this year!
kraft + red I've done this two Christmases so far. Christmas 2012 was kraft paper with red/white polka dot paper wrapping. Christmas 2009 or 2010 was kraft paper with red/white polka dots and vintage dictionary pages.