Furoshiki GOTS Organic Wrapping, $10.56 at Etsy
If you want a hint of archaism for your holiday gifts, go for this durable, holiday-themed, organic cotton wrapping. The best way to use would be to wrap your present in recyclable paper and then use the cotton wrap. This wrap is reusable so your friends will love its eco-friendly nature.
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Fabric Gift Bags, $23.95 at Amazon
Colorful fabric gift bags are the best option if you are looking for fancier reusable options. They are also great for including multiple items and in case you’re wondering, they also look great under the tree. If possible, opt for handmade bags like this one as they are more detailed.
Kraft Newsprint Tissue Wrap, $5.50 at Etsy
We love this vintage newspaper-themed tissue paper. You can even get disposable festive boxes and wrap them in this paper. The sheets are fully recyclable and are also great for making fun envelopes.
Red Boxes, $14.99 at Amazon
Festive boxes work great for heavier presents, especially if they need to be wrapped well. These boxes are made from recyclable cardboard and can also carry heavy items. They work best for gifting or setting up edibles.
We all love presents under the tree, but if you’re gifting big this season, do it responsibly. We assume that all paper can be recycled, but not all gift paper is plastic-free or eco-friendly. Wrapping paper often has metal flakes, a plastic base, sequins, glitter and other nonrecyclable products that are quite harmful to the environment.
You may have sworn off plastic or other luxury materials, but you also need to switch to responsible packaging options. The good news is, you don’t have to settle for eco-friendly brown paper or good ol’ plain white paper for gifting purposes. From reusable cotton bases to fair trade hand-wrapped boxes, there are many ways you can be creative and responsible this season. Here are just a few.