Every year I find myself learning something new about how to make the winter holidays more environmentally friendly. The best part is these tips, tricks and suggestions are almost always simple solutions!
With that in mind, last year I wrote a post sharing some eco-conscious holiday gift wrapping tips with our followers. No surprise, I came across a couple similar posts this year that gave me a couple more ideas I really liked and could not resist sharing with you all!
In addition to newspaper, packing paper was mentioned! Brown packing paper is the perfect canvas for you and/or your kids to get creative with scrapbook accessories, markers, crayons, paint or even stickers – there is really no limit to what you can do. A bonus? If the recipient unwraps it carefully then the paper itself can serve as a gift itself (who doesn’t want your child’s artwork on their fridge?).
A scarf. Whether you choose a winter scarf or a fashion scarf, the gift will be beautifully wrapped and the recipient will get plenty of wear out of it!
A tablecloth or napkins. Similar to the scarf, by wrapping a gift in a tablecloth or napkins you are essentially using part of the gift as the gift wrap. You can make the gift look fabulous and smile knowing that there will be zero waste once the gift is unwrapped!
Jars and tins. Everyone loves mason jars these days, right? Why not use one as gift wrap? Be extra environmentally friendly this season and make foodie delights or put together baking mixes and soup mixes. You can even go DIY crazy and make some homemade beauty and care products that you can then wrap in jars and tins!
Creative gift wrapping ideas are one of the quickest ways to cut back on the holiday waste. If I missed anything, feel free to comment below!