I discovered these colorful Hallmark Expressions bags when I was helping a friend assemble bridesmaids' gifts.
The Walmart shelf tag said 5/$1, but they rang up at 15 cents apiece. Lunch sacks are perfect for favors or any small gifts, like paperback books.
I know, I know, the die-hard tightwad would use the comics, but I happen to think nice wrapping enhances a modest gift.
I have used cheaper brown paper lunch sacks with red gingham ribbon as packaging for Christmas gingersnaps. Fold the top down and punch two holes in the top for a ribbon closure.
A nice knot uses less ribbon than a bow and looks just as cute!