Long before I started blogging I was one of textile collector Rebecca Vizard's loyal customers (albeit an extremely small-scale customer) and on occasion I've been lucky enough to receive a holiday present from her. Her choice of gift wrap here really proves, again this year, that the simplest things are often the chicest. I haven't had a chance to ask Becky if her lush bow (actually not a bow but a more minimal tie) was made from super-wide ribbon or a piece of taffeta that she hemmed. If you're stressed out about wrapping paper, just remember all you need is a plain box and something striking tied without fuss.
In Atlanta, look for a wide array of old fashioned gift boxes at Richard's Variety Store. There are two locations: 2347 Peachtree Road in the Peachtree Battle shopping center or 931 Monroe Drive in Midtown. Sam Flax also has great boxes.