Fried food, the Beatles, the postal system ... all good imports from across the pond. Here's another British import: holiday poppers or crackers. While the ones we make won't have that explosive pop, their festive, iconic shape is a fun way to package candies to send home with guests as party favors. This is a great way to reuse old wrapping paper, gift ribbons and cardboard tubes from spent paper rolls. And as the British would say, "That's just brill!"
• Used wrapping paper or tissue paper (don't worry if it's wrinkled)