4 Inspiring Eco-Friendly Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

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As the holidays are quickly approaching, wrapping gifts can be a fun way to celebrate the season of giving. By sharing these eco-friendly Christmas gift wrapping ideas with your family and friends, you can inspire others. As you plan your gift giving, try out these easy alternatives to wrapping your gifts this year:

1. Brown paper bags: Brown paper from grocery bags, craft paper, and packaging insulation can be repurposed as gift wrap. After wrapping your gifts in brown paper, you can add pops of color from fabric ribbons, homemade gift tags, yard clippings for greenery, or even festive drawings can be added to make your gift one of a kind and eco-friendly.

Brown Paper Bag
Photo By Kristy Severin

2. Fabric:  From specially made fabric gift wrap like the ones from Chewing the Cud, to an old t-shirt or fabric ribbon, fabric can be used to wrap gifts by tying the fabric around your gifts. The fabric can even become part of the gift itself, such as a bandana, scarf, or tea towel.

Fabric Gift Wrap
Via Chewing the Cud

3. Reusable bags: As so many stores now sell reusable bags at the checkout line, they can be an easy, inexpensive alternative to gift wrap. By placing a few sheets of tissue paper in the top, the person receiving the gift can then reuse the bag for their own shopping needs.

Reusable Bag
Photo By Kristy Severin

4. Baskets: Baskets are a beautiful way of displaying a gift and is an eco-friendly alternative as it can be used again and again. Baskets can be purchased new or from thrift stores and Goodwill.

Christmas Basket
Via DIY Network

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Kristy SeverinKristy Severin is a mother of two, a certified art instructor, photographer, painter, writer and cook. She earned her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uganda, East Africa. Inspired daily by her children and love of the earth, you can find her fine art and writings at The Art of Green Living.