This Christmas reduce your waste by using gift wrapping that is better for the environment. There are a lot of great options out there that make it easy to be more eco-friendly.
Christmas generates around 300,000 tons of trash each year, a large amount of that being wrapping paper. That’s a lot of waste for something we use for just a few minutes. There are many great options to help reduce the amount of waste you create this year, here are a few.
Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Wrapping Guide
Use What You Have
Each year I save as much of the wrapping I end up with as I can. A lot of large pieces are easy to reuse. I just fold them carefully and use them again later. Gift bags are even easier to reuse.
Use Recycled Wrapping Paper
If you want to use new wrapping paper be sure to look for recycled paper. There are many great brands out there that make beautiful wrapping paper, here are a few options.
Use Cloth Gift Wrapping
Cloth gift wrap is a great reusable wrapping option. It’s also a beautiful and unique way to wrap your gifts. Here are a few brands to check out.
You can also find some great options on Amazon.
Other Eco-Friendly Christmas Wrapping Options
- Reusable Tins. Tins can be great for food gifts and can be used over and over again.
- Recycled Boxes. Decorative recycled boxes don’t even need to be wrapped. You can also find plain recycled boxes to wrap.
- Glass Containers. Glass containers make a great gift container and they double as a gift.
All of these options can be found at The Container Store, be sure to take a look at the Gift Wrap Wonderland that they put on each year before Christmas.
I mostly use cloth bags and gift bags I’ve received from others. I save any useable wrapping from gifts I receive each year. I even reuse the tags I put on my husband’s gifts each year.
Don’t forget to check out A Stress-Free Christmas: A Complete How-To Guide for more tips for having a great Christmas.