I am in awe of people that can make pretty bows for a present, simply because I have a terrible time getting the bows to look nice. The presents I give usually don't look as nice as those wrapped by others, so for that reason alone, I like to use gift bags
I think I'll give bow making another try, though. With a step by step picture tutorial from wikiHow
, bow making can be simple and easy. Using curling ribbon, scissors, fabric ribbon, and a lot of patience, every present given this year can look like you devoted hours on your time to make someone very happy.
If I start now, I can get the hang of making pretty layered bows, and surprise my loved ones with my newly acquired skill. Maybe this year they won't all wait until the last minute to open my mangled present.