I had a large gift to wrap so I made a large gift bag. It can be used later for laundry or shopping so I made it not too Christmassy. I also put a drawstring in the top so I could close it. I may look for green string to tie in so it will be more in keeping with the season. It has a big pocket on the front and back. The bottom is 14 inches square and it is about 20 inches tall. It's a bit too square to be a shopping bag but that was the size of the gift.