Sometimes gift wrapping is as sweet as the present it covers. (Remember when you ignored holiday toys to play with their boxes and ribbons instead? Mom and dad are still mad about that.) Now that you're a grown-up, you can skip the paper altogether. We teamed up with BUILT to show you stylish wrapping options that double as a gift. After the jump, find ideas for everyone on your list, including some great picks under $25. Best of all - BUILT is offering free ground shipping on all their products until December 23rd. Be sure to place your order by the end of the day tomorrow to get it delivered by December 24th.
For the Design Lover: Gifting a shoulder bag, iPhone sleeve, or laptop sling from BUILT's Alexander Girard Collection would be a smart way to impress a fashionista on your list. The three whimsical patterns in this line were created by Alexander Girard, the legendary mid-century colorist and textile designer. Consider stashing a book about industrial design in one of the bags. It's an affordable way to give your favorite aesthete an eye-popping piece of history.
For the Foodie: Wine is fine, but with one of BUILT's signature bottle totes you can turn some inexpensive vino into something far more sophisticated. This Cheers Wine Bottle Tote would make a party host's spirits bright all year long. BUILT also has stylish lunch totes, reusable shopping bags, and kitchen accessories. Try stuffing them with spices or other gourmet accoutrements before presenting them to chef pals.
For the Techie: Know someone who geeks out over the latest gadgets? Put the perfect finishing touch on their new iPad with this protective neoprene sleeve. BUILT has cool cases and bags to wrap up all of your technophile's gear, including e-readers, netbooks, laptops, and iPhones. And who wouldn't love a gift card to an electronics store tucked into one of BUILT's hard drive cases?
For the Traveler: Jetsetting friends will attest that getting through airport security with your gadgets these days is as pleasant as a root canal. But they'll breeze through—and thank you—with this genius Cargo Travel Organizer. Its four compartments store and safeguard cords, chargers, and hard drives in one easy-to-find spot. Click here to check out lots of other lifesaving travel gifts for people perpetually on the go.
Ideas Under $25: We all own digital point-and-shoots these days, so BUILT's Hoodie Camera Cases are an ideal stocking stuffer for just about anyone. Or if you're looking for a final tweak to polish an inexpensive present, there are plenty of options that won't break the bank. Present a batch of homemade cookies with the Milo pot holder, or put a collection of digital photos on a drive covered by the Peanut USB Flash Drive Holder.