I was given an old shoebox, which I decorated. I used a large purple plastic bag and lined the box with this. For the cover, I used light green flower wrapping paper by Rachel Taylor, an interesting surface pattern artist, who sells products/cards/wrapping paper etc with her art on.
I love recycling old boxes, for example shoe boxes and packaging that comes through the post. I think reusing things is also more eco friendly!
My Mum loved her gift, she particularly liked the scarf, and she said it was her colours!
Purple plastic material – recycled packaging
Rachel Taylor wrapping paper - http://rachaeltaylordesigns.blogspot.com/ also originally bought from http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/
Zebra bag, zebra scarf and black purse all bought from http://www.peacocks.co.uk/