I also have the dilemma between wanting my presents to look attractive and enticing, and knowing that in most cases the wrapping will just be ripped off and put in the recycling bin.
Poundland always comes up trumps when it comes to gift wrapping. They have some gorgeous ranges and gift wrap from £1 for 3 rolls you can't go wrong.
My favourite this year are the brown luggage labels, which unfortunately have sold out in my local store, but I'll be popping back to see if they have more.
There are bottle bags at 2 for £1 which are ideal for giving my bottles of homemade wine in.
Pick up a box of 12 traditional candy canes and add one to a simply wrapped brown paper parcel.
There are also Thornton's chocolate lollies at 2 for £1 and these are perfect for slipping under a bow on a child's gift.
So, with ribbons, money envelopes and large sacks all at £1 there's no reason why your gifts can't look stunning this year, even if you are on a tight budget.
Disclosure: This is a featured post in association with Poundland. I was sent some vouchers to purchase some finishing touches for Christmas.