I decided that I wanted to begin going a more natural and eco friendly route when wrapping packages this year. Therefore, I've been collecting brown paper, twine, vintage ribbon and vintage wrapping paper from thrift stores for a few months now. I've also got some recycled newspaper held back for later use. I'm not completely switched over yet because I'm still using up what I have left from last year.
I like the effect so far! I also like wrapping (where possible) without a box because it looks more old fashioned that way. Below is some of the vintage paper I bought from the thrift store for something like .10: