Ribbon – You could go a different route and use some fabric fancy ribbons, strips of paper, knitting yarn, lace, felt strips, string or tinsel.
Paper – Select something other that is not normally used for wrapping such as music paper, white or brown paper, magazines or even fabric!
Labels – Instead of just opting for labels from the shops that match the paper why don’t you make something a bit different. Stick on buttons, cut up old Christmas cards, make some from clay or use blackboard paint. The label world is as wide as your label imagination!
Decoration and extras – Instead of the normal bows why don’t you attach some bells, sweets, buttons, pine cones, a paper snowflake or a pom pom!