This is how I handle birthday gifts for Vance's buddies. (Especially when the party sneaks up on me.)
My go-to birthday gift always involves a gift card of some kind and then something small to go with it.
I never have theme-y wrapping paper and often use these cupcake boxes. (Ordered in bulk years ago and they come in handy for everything. Everything.)
I used an old party invite to decorate the outside.
Cut-it-out ala Dave Coulier.
I taped the baseball onto the top of the gift box and then used the green part of the invite for the gift tag.
(Then repeat for a double birthday party.)
We had a snow day yesterday so my days will all be off this week. Happy