Zero Waste Alternatives to Holiday Wrapping | Isn’t it always fun to spend about 20 minutes after everyone has unwrapped their holiday gifts cleaning up the waste? We spend hours meticulously wrapping each and every gift, waste valuable money on wrapping paper, disposable gift bags, and bows, and give it to our loved ones to destroy – only to have it crumpled up inside a trash bag destined for the dump.Why do we do this to ourselves? Because it’s pretty?
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Cloth Gift Bags
I found this burlap bag to contain my son’s gifts from Santa every year. No need to wrap, just slide the gifts into the bag and done!
Tins are so intrinsically Christmas. Especially when they are stuffed with something delicious. These are great for homemade goodies such as cookies, candy, cakes, or just about anything you can whip up. Of course, the contents don’t have to be edible.
Newspaper, paper packaging, Magazine pages, etc. Use anything and everything to wrap your gifts – get creative! My grandmother still uses cereal boxes, toaster pastry boxes, and cracker boxes to wrap gifts! We have so many Christmas videos of the kids opening the gifts, screaming “Yay – Pop Tarts!!!”, then realizing it’s something else. It’s so funny!
Don’t wrap the gifts. Simple as that!
Save yourself the money and hassle this year. Spend your time enjoying those special moments – not picking up trash.
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday filled with love and happiness!