I know it's not a new idea,
but as I was taking the bunch of tulips I purchased for a friend out of the plastic wrapper looking for a quick and not too fussy presentation I remembered-
the brown bag.
I trimmed the stems and placed them in a wax paper sandwich bag to keep the brown bag dry, folded down the sides, placed the bunch in and cinched it with some twine.
It may not be for all occasions but there is something really appealing about it's simplicity.
(not to mention how easy it is to get those flowers into water and toss the wrapping into the recycling!)