― #4 - Re-use/Re-gift ∙ It's amazing how much a gift bag can cost! Once you add the cost of bows and ribbons, the wrappings can run up more than the gift. Buying smart can help reduce this cost, but saving gift bags, bows, tissue paper and ribbons to re-use can also make a significant difference. Not all of them make it through the process in good enough shape to be saved, but any that do add up to save you money. So if you don't have any put aside from last Christmas, birthday, baby [...].