I've got tons of milk jugs! I imagine you could use this idea and add a strap type of handle. Reusable gift bag if you did that. Change up what you cover it with for the purpose, Christmas fabric, Valentines Fabrics, etc.
basket weaving with newspaper.looks like fun, except I have more boxes of basket weaving supplies than old newspapers! Wouldn't make sense to buy the Sunday NY Times just to make a basket,,,or would it?