I thought since we are in the homestretch of Christmas here are some great videos from Container Store on wrapping techniques and bow making since my pictures don't do the justice.
Perfect edges and no tape showing due to double sided tape, not to mention the beautiful "12 Days of Christmas" gift wrap.
Beautiful Santa themed gift wrap and coordinating ribbons
More cute package and ribbon ensembles
Nifty gift wrap tool from Scotch known as the Gift Wrap Cutter. This has no blade that can touch the skin so great for kids and adults. It helps you cut straight lines with the built in guide.
These are the "slap bracelet" style wraps known as Neat Roll Fasteners that keep your wrapping paper sealed, with no tears or creases. Package of 3 is only $5.99.
How to Wrap a Box (you think already know, but you may learn a neat tip)
Adding Ribbon to a Box (hint: this involves tops on how not to have a hump on the back)
How to Tie a Pom Pom Bow (didn't realize how this easy was)
My first try making the pom pom bow.
Here are some more cute gift wrapping ideas!
Plain brown paper with paper bows!
Fun whimsical touch adding large Christmas bulbs to make a bow.
Elegant wrap with polka dots, large feather, fabric bow and mini ornament.
Light blue velvet ribbon and monogrammed gift tags add a glamorous touch.
These paper snowflakes would be cute hanging on a gift as a tag