Eco-Friendly Ways to Wrap Your Holiday Gifts


| LAST UPDATE 12/24/2021

By Genevieve Scott
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'Tis the season to be jolly - and eco-conscious! As the holiday season continues to roll out, staying eco-friendly has never been easier. From colorful fabrics to vintage gems, we've rounded up sustainable gift-wrapping hacks that are bound to keep you off Santa's Naughty List this Christmas - as far as we're concerned, at least. Keep scrolling!

First up on our list? Reusable fabric. We know, why didn't you think of this one sooner? We can't answer that one for you, but what we can tell you, is that this recycled wrap will be as easy on the eyes as it'll be on your bank account. A win, win if you ask us. Now, let's get down to the details: first, find an old piece of fabric you're ready to part ways with. Maybe an old pillowcase. Or perhaps a scarf you no longer wear. Or, if you're not yet ready to cut into one of your closet staples, Wrappr's reusable, biodegradable gift wrap makes for the perfect solution. Just don't forget to iron your fabric of choice beforehand so that it's nice and tidy!

Up next, vintage finds, because one man's trash is indeed another man's treasure. Whether you want to hit up your local antique shop or rummage through your junk drawers for the perfect option, recycling has never looked better. Anything from an old map to an old postcard would get the job done here. Simply measure your gift wrap of choice beforehand to ensure it fits your gift, cut, and you're good to go!

Last but not least, one of our favorite ways to wrap a gift: newspapers. Because, well, why not? Stylish, affordable, and perhaps as easy as it gets. Simply place your gift of choice upside down into the newspaper and fold until the newspaper perfectly covers your present. Yep, it's really that simple.

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Well, there you have it. Happy thrifting! Oh, and once you're done - we've rounded up some eco-friendly goodies (owned by your favorite celebs, btw) that'll double as the perfect gift if you're also running late on your holiday shopping. No judgement, we've all been there.

From our family to yours, happy holidays!