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I wrapped a book for G. (written by my former co-worker!) in a gift bag I sewed. I hoped that it would partially disguise the fact that it was a book. (And yes, this does qualify this post as also a "Wrap Story" post.)
One quick way to make a present look Christmas-y is to tuck a candy cane somewhere amongst your gift wrap. Here, I hooked a full-sized candy cane on an elastic strand. I like how the candy cane gives a "Christmas" touch to a gift bag that is otherwise all-occasion. You can also tie a mini candy cane onto your gift with ribbon.