We moved again this past year, and somehow we've already managed to get on every catalog list. We've been saving up the prettier catalogs after we look through them for our wrapping paper this year...We'd rather not go out and spend money on wrapping paper that will only be thrown away, so we prefer to use either brown grocery bags, fabric or recycle old magazines or newspapers.
There's a nice tutorial over at Curbly that will get you started- be creative with the pages you choose and don't forget to make a cute bow like this one! So much nicer than store-bought wrapping paper.
And of course, if you want to just get off of the mailing lists of all those catalogs, head over to Catalog Choice.org.