Perhaps the most instant and inexpensive of gift wraps is in your kitchen drawer: a recycled bakery bag or a brown paper lunch bag. Not only can it make a stylish package for treats like flavored popcorn or gourmet coffee, but also it is great for disguising CDs, cassette tapes or other distinctively shaped objects.
Fold down the top of the bag 2 inches or so from the edge. With a hole punch, make a hole through all the layers of the folded portion 1/2 inch down from the crease and about an inch in from one side. Make a matching hole on the opposite side of the bag. Open the bag and insert the gift (wrap food in plastic first). Then refold the top, thread ribbon through the holes and tie a fancy bow. Finally, slip a candy cane or lollipop between the bow and the bag.