One of my least favorite things about Christmas is the waste created. The garbage cans full of wrapping paper after Christmas are frightening. This year instead of finding cloth wrapping or buying a reusable vessel to put my gifts in, I reused the packing that came in one of the boxes from an online order and some old scraps of yarn I had.
The wrapping didn't cost me anything and kept waste out of my trash (or recycling) can. Not only that, but they will be easily recycled or composted when they are done, and I have plans for them after they are no longer gift wrap, so that won't be for a while.