If you're still searching for that perfect gift wrap, look no further than your local newsstand. Add an unusual and memorable twist by wrapping your presents using foreign-language newspapers. Although wrapping in newspaper has always been a practical gift-wrapping alternative, the type on a foreign-language newspaper, such as Japanese, makes for an absolutely beautiful presentation.
If you're wrapping your gift in Japanese newspaper, tuck and pleat a 6-inch band of Japanese decorative paper so the width measures about 4 inches. Then tape the decorative band to the gift and finish by adding a 1/2-yard-long piece of gold ribbon.
International newspapers cost approximately 50 cents to $4. Japanese decorative paper is from Kate's Paperie. Ribbon is from Tinsel Trading.