DD6 and I did a gift project where we wrapped tubes of toilet paper (empty) rolls and tied up the ends in pretty ribbons. We had filled them with candies and they can be ornaments as we strung a pretty ribbon that can be used for hanging. This is a Swedish tradition, except the original covering was colored tissue paper. While growing up, my mom used Christmas gift wrap. Well, today I used $2.50/yd Christmas fabric and it was so easy. Didn't have to worry about rips or glue seeping through. So....very curious. I'm thinking fabric is cheaper then paper, and I may sew gift bags for next year (and they'd be reusable too!).