Splurge on ribbons, wrap and more.
"Sometimes I spend more on the presentation than on the gift!" says Mauran. "I pair gorgeous paper and beautiful silk ribbon with an ornament and sprig of evergreen or holly berries. I believe the presentation is just as important as the gift and shows the love and care that went into it. Another modern option is to wrap gifts in colourful tissue paper and then a layer of clear cellophane like florists use — it looks polished and elegant."