Rikkianne from Chakra Pennywhistle has a fine idea, indeed: wrap your handmade gifts in a paper a bit more suitable to their contents - thrifted sewing patterns.
Don't worry - these aren't the vintage patterns featuring classic designs from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s... if your thrift store features those, you, my friend, are in luck and should buy them all up quickly.
Nope. In 2010, most shelves are graced with McCalls from the late 70s through early 90s, and no matter how hip Kanye has made new wave couture, that jumper from 1987 is simple not gonna come back in style.
So, wrap your gift in it. Cheers.