You can choose thoughtful gifts, but keep the planet in mind when choosing your wrapping. Over 25% of trash is generated during the holidays. Here are some ways to reduce your impact:
Give your gifts inside a reusable wrapper. You could use towels, or a cozy blanket to wrap presents. Or, put all your loved one’s gifts in a reusable bag that they can use later. Put small gifts in a reusable water bottle – 2 gifts in one! Reusing gift bags is a great way to pass on some excellent wrapping that you’ve enjoyed. Here are some fabric gift bags for any occasion.
Recycle old wrapping paper for new gifts. Or, using the comic section of the newspaper as your gift-wrapping. If you insist on ‘new’ wrapping paper, check out Paporganics, which makes its gift wrap out of recycled paper.
Find fun, interesting, and personal ways to wrap gifts for your friends this year.