Vintage canning jars can be picked up at flea markets or antique stores for just a few dollars, and they make great containers for small, simple gifts. Fill a jar halfway with Epsom salt to represent snow, and drop a pretty ornament inside.
Teacups can be found by the dozen at yard sales and thrift stores. Pick them up to give as small gifts to those who enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Tuck some favorite flavors or blends inside the cup, tied in a bundle with twine or pretty ribbon.
Do you have a friend or family member who's addicted to home renovation? Create a do-it-yourselfer gift basket filled with a mix of vintage-inspired tools and gadgets, along with protein- and carb-filled foods, to keep them motivated through their next project. For a tough, industrial look, choose baskets made of mesh, chicken wire or galvanized metal.
Gift the cheese connoisseur in your life with a slate or marble cheese board and a collection of nibbles such as meats, cheeses and cheese markers, olives, jams or spreads and fresh rosemary sprigs presented in an old vintage wooden cheese box
You can't go wrong with the classics. Keep newspaper around during the holidays, then separate the black and white pages from those with color. Wrap the gift in black and white, then add a layer of color with ribbon.
Though no longer the crafting new kid on the block, chalkboard paint remains popular, especially when used in a clever way, like this chalkboard gift tag which is painted directly onto the Kraft paper wrap. Thanks to Kraft paper's thickness, you can paint it and the wrinkles will flatten out as the paint dries.