Some gifters have a knack for turning the humblest materials—for instance, four rolls of holiday-print wrapping paper, here refashioned as an impromptu wreath—into ingenious expressions of comity and love. Others just wrap gifts in the stuff. Either way, the perfect offering is usually just a moment of inspiration away. Here, we provide a multitude of such moments, with suggestions for tots, dads, boyfriends, wives, and anyone else on your list.
Holiday-print wrapping paper, clockwise from top: handmade Moroccan blend ($18 at Kate’s Paperie, 72 Spring St., nr. Crosby St.; 212-941-9816); red and green ornaments ($4.95 at Papyrus, 73 Spring St., nr. Crosby St.; 212-625-0912); glitter tree ($5 at Kate’s Paperie); black tree ($4.95 at Papyrus).