I read a magazine yesterday that suggested removing the packaging from gifts - particularly toys - BEFORE you wrap them. The idea was that you'd have less rubbish to dispose of on Christmas Day, kids could play with the toys immediately (without having to wait for you to remove 3,000 wire ties and impossible plastic) and you could put the batteries in.
Would you do that?
Personally, I don't think I would. I reckon it might look like I was re-gifting!! And I can handle a bit of rubbish on Christmas Day.