Gift Bags are a wrapper's best friends. They're available in virtually every size imaginable, including extra-large for bicycles. If you don't have a gift bag handy, you can always make one out of wrapping paper. Here's a quick illustrated guide showing you how (PDF)
STEPS TO MAKE A DIY GIFT BAG:
1) Roll out some wrapping paper and place the odd-shaped gift you want to wrap on top of it. Make sure to use enough wrapping paper to cover the item. Cut your wrapping paper to size.
2) Place your paper face down on your table. Fold the right and left sides in until they meet in the middle and overlap some. Tape the seam.
3) Fold the bottom of the paper up, creating a flap.
4) This is the trickiest step in how to make a gift bag, but it's easy after you do it once! Separate the two pieces of wrapping paper and flatten out the corners to create a diamond shape.
5) Fold the top and bottom corners in toward the middle of the diamond. Tape in place.
6) Open your bag. Then fold the top of the bag over to the back side. Use your hole punch to punch holes for the ribbon of your choosing.
7) Attach a gift tag, tie a bow, and you are DONE!
Candles and Other Cylinder-Shaped Gifts
If you don't want to use a gift bag to wrap your candle, try this. Roll wrapping paper around the candle and secure with tape. Cut the ends so the wrapping paper covers slightly more than half the end of the candle. Working your way in one direction around the candle, fold and secure the ends of the paper. Secure the ends with round stickers and a bow.
Don't Wrap It
In some cases, the gift itself can be the presentation. For example, a colorful serving tray can be the base for a gift of a Pour Over Coffee Maker Set and gourmet coffee. Simply put everything on the tray and secure with a colorful bow. Of course, another way to do this is to create a gift basket. Simply add some shred to a basket or box. Add your gifts, then place the basket in a clear bag. Draw the ends of the bag together at the top and secure with a ribbon.