I have this idea of buying these burlap bags and using them as gift bags. (Check out the rest of the website, too, it's got good deals and other neat craft items). It's great because they are reusable and durable. They can also be decorated. Grab (or make) some stencils and put some neat designs on them! Use fabric paints. Stay away from fine lines as they get lost in the burlap. Stick with bold designs.