kraft + red I've done this two Christmases so far. Christmas 2012 was kraft paper with red/white polka dot paper wrapping. Christmas 2009 or 2010 was kraft paper with red/white polka dots and vintage dictionary pages.
It's a Wrap Branch out from ordinary Christmas wrapping papers and embrace the look of fabric. Make color copies of a favorite fabric and print onto paper. Standard-size printouts on paper work great for smaller packages.
Christmas wrapping idea: Buy brown wrapping paper (cheap to buy at Walmart or a craft store) and use that paper to wrap your gifts. It's useful for every gift, and you can customize it by writing on the paper.
Give a Christmas Jar or Anonymous Money Jar. Have family put money in mason jar throughout year. At Christmas time, choose someone to bless (anonymously). "On Christmas Eve, deliver by ring and run. and enjoy warm fuzzies. What a beautiful idea!