I'm a sucker for present giving and I love to dress up the gifts. I particulalry like the curly ribbons, but often used the star shaped stickons. I think a silk flower makes a lovely addition to the corner of a ladie's gift or for a young girl a lovely silk butterfly.
If cost is an issue the stars, butterflies and flowers are easly made from paper.
Not any more. I used to take a lot of care wrapping presents, spending ages getting them looking beautiful then I would be horrified to see all my hard work just being ripped off in a frenzy to find the present underneath.... so now I don't bother! The gift is the important part after all, not the wrapping. And I think that can be used an analogy for life too :)
If there is ribbon in the house, yes. If not I improvise with wool/embroidery silk, string or what ever I can lay my hands on. But for children's gifts, I don't use ribbon, it takes to long to rip into the present!