My tip saves money and is kind to the earth since it recycles paper. When I see gift bags on sale, I buy a few. At a dollar store I bought several sizes of gift bags, in solid color green and in gold, for a dollar each.
Since they don’t have holiday themes on them, like Santa Claus or a Christmas tree, I use them during the year for family gifts at birthdays, and then use them at Christmas, often many times.
The bags don’t get torn, or taped, and look brand new each time we use them. I understand that traditional Christmas wrap releases toxic fumes when burned, and can’t be put with the recycling papers, so the festive bags are our wrap of choice.