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Eco Friendly Gift Wrapping

Eco Friendly Gift Wrapping

In the spirit of the coming holidays, here are a few eco friendly ways you can wrap gifts and conserve resources too!

  • Use what you already have – Find inspiration by repurposing things you already have lying around – attractive shopping bags, gift boxes you have saved, newspaper comics, store ads, catalogs, magazine pages, old maps, old calendars.
  • Buy sensibly – Look for paper and bags that can eventually be recycled, fabric remnants from garage sales or thrift stores are inexpensive but great ways to wrap gifts.
  • Less is more – A pretty ribbon or bow, a handmade drawing, or a personal note, goes far in decorating an otherwise simple brown bag or box wrapper.
  • Get creative – Have your kids decorate the paper wrapping or label, or decorate it yourself. Reuse an old ribbon or bow from a prior gift. Buy rubber stamps and ink and go to town on a plain paper wrapper!
  • Use imaginative and unconventional wrappers:

    • Scarf, thin towel, shirt or blanket – Make the container part of the gift!Some Norwex Dust Mitts Under Your Chimney Make a Great Gift and a Great Christmas Stocking Too Furoshiki is the ancient Japanese art of wrapping gifts in scarves, and the recipient gets a bonus gift too! The Norwex microfiber kitchen towel is the perfect gift wrapper for small items.
    • Bottles, jars – Ideal for homemade jam, or anything, really.
    • Decorative cardboard gift boxes – An easy and quick way to “wrap” a gift.
    • Tins – Thankfully, the art of printing pretty tins is not obsolete.
    • Reusable cloth bags – Easy and quick, and useful.
    • Brown paper bags – Amazing how far some tissue paper, ribbons, sparkles, and imagination can go in decorating an otherwise plain bag.
    • Functional container – Our Norwex reusable produce bags or dusting mitt is a great way to present any gift and is a gift in itself.

Resources:
Eco Friendly and Green Gift Wrapping Ideas For This Holiday Season
Furoshiki Wrapping – Pinterest

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Hope Beach
Hope Beach
6 years ago

I love those ideas

Gayle Jackson
Gayle Jackson
6 years ago

My Mom used to wrap Christmas gifts for my Dad in the “funny papers.” He loved it! LOL! I recall one year when Mom ran out of all of her recycled (and saved for many years) wrapping paper, so lots of us got packages wrapped in the Sunday Comics, the Classified Ads, and other sections of the newspaper.

I’ve given gifts wrapped in large pieces of fabric, or even no wrapping at all, just a note and a bow.

Lynn Crane
Lynn Crane
5 years ago

I love using this idea at Christmas time. The paper bags make a great country or rustic looking Christmas.

Gingi Freeman
Gingi Freeman
4 years ago

I am using all recycled gift wrapping this coming year! <3

Kim Metzger
Kim Metzger
3 years ago

I know a family that uses the Sunday comic pages to wrap all presents.