Reusable gift wrap: pillowcases!
I've been feeling a little PST (Pre-Santa Syndrome) this week -- too much to do and too little time. Suddenly I had a short window for gift wrapping but no supplies! What to do? PILLOW CASES! We all know about gift bags, but what if they're not big enough, or you don't have any? I was able to wrap nearly all the family's medium-size gifts in under 30 minutes total.
I also filled two cases with a few small gifts to each child from Granny instead of wrapping each one. Just pop in the gift and tie with anything handy. I used ribbon for some, a bandana for one and even scarves.
Bonus! By using pillow-cases from each person's bed-set, no labelling was required -- everyone will know which is their own gift.
Double-bonus! need to peek inside? untie and retie the bow. (Careful, unless you tie it in knots, little eyes may peek too) Wrapping all wrapped-up! Feeling much more cheerful now :-)