I buy clearance wrapping paper after the holidays. Sometimes I use newspaper, magazine pages or kids' art for smaller gifts. To wrap food gifts, I got some rolls of clear plastic after Easter, the stuff that you use to wrap up an Easter basket. I buy clearance ribbons after the holidays, though sometimes I use colorful string or yarn for a more dainty look
paper toys as a whimsical touch on gifts for kids. A sculptural shape from some pipe cleaners can take the place of a bow. On gifts for women, I might attach a fake flower. In a pinch, I'll use curling ribbon to make a bow effect.
Trent at the Simple Dollar is keeping things really simple with packing paper and yarn.
Amy at the Simple, Green, Frugal Co-Op sewed fabric wrapping paper. This isn't so good for kids who like to tear open paper, but for green-thinking adults, this is a great idea.
Lynnae at Being Frugal has some creative ideas for reusable wrapping paper.
Slugmama explains the Japanese Furoshiki, among other frugal alternatives to wrapping paper.
Amy at Circus McGurcus has a great way to wrap a gag gift with paper grocery store bags.
Stacy at Moderate Means has her gifts under the tree in their cloth sacks.
(If anyone else has recently written a post about wrapping paper, link it in the comments section and I'll add it to the post.)
How do you save on gift wrapping?