kraft + red I've done this two Christmases so far. Christmas 2012 was kraft paper with red/white polka dot paper wrapping. Christmas 2009 or 2010 was kraft paper with red/white polka dots and vintage dictionary pages.
Funny stickers with sayings like "Don't open until Christmas" or "Santa is coming to town" serve two purposes: They hold string or ribbon in place while adding fun personality. See more at Ghirlanda Di Popcorn