Things come in awkward-shaped containers, and sometimes a gift bag is not an option. (We ship a fair amount of gifts.)
Martha Stewart has a decent amount of ideas on this subject, but I've found a way that she hasn't honed in on yet. I also think it is adorable.
You will need:
so much tape
a cute kid, who is young enough to make a hot mess charming
Step 1: Cut the paper to an understandable size for the gift.
Step 2: Cut twice the amount of tape you would normally use.
Step 3: Give the child all the materials and wish them luck.
Level Up: Have a roll of butcher paper or white easel paper on hand at all times for crafts and emergency gift wrapping. Combine the two by giving your kid crayons before wrapping.