I imagine a couple scenarios happening on Christmas Eve: you brought gifts home but forgot to wrap or you bought a couple last minute gifts and still need to wrap. No worries! I have 3 quick gift wrapping ideas that take less than 5 minutes to complete. Most of these materials will be easy to find or substitute.
You can pretty much do this with any type of gift bag. Place the gift inside, cut off the handles, tape down and then tie with string, yarn or whatever you have lying around. Voila!
I think newsprint has a great look to it. Depending on what newspaper you have access to, there are sometimes nice illustrations like the one above. Why not use that as a focal point for the gift? Plus, using the illustration on the newsprint on the gift, makes the use of newsprint seem more deliberate.
A quick way to dress up some tissue paper is using a sharpie. I used a metallic bronze sharpie to draw polka dots all over the peach tissue paper. Simple!