Kraft paper is one of my favorite papers to use. I like colors too, but tend to stick with solids.
I do like to jazz up the package with a pretty ribbon & gift tag though. And, there are so many free downloads out there that you can customize your packages for the gift recipient. I really love this monogram gift tag from Martha Stewart.
I have used these before from Jones Design Company and absolutely love them! I think she has added more color options that you can explore here.
These are also darling - created in 2010, but still just as cute!
I really like the non-traditional Christmas colors on these and might just have to download and print a few.
Red & white chevron would look festive on just about any paper! Now it is your turn - do you have any gift wrap tricks up your sleeve?