11 Low-Waste Gift Wrapping Alternatives to Buy or DIY

Holiday gifts

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Holiday gift-giving can often leave you with piles of hard-to-recycle wrapping paper, bows and bags, but showing loved ones you care doesn’t have to mean overfilled trash bins. To get you started in your waste-free giving endeavors, Earth911 compiled this list of 11 alternative wrapping solutions you can buy or make yourself.

Image courtesy of BOBO

Image courtesy of BOBO

Buy It: Reusable fabric gift wraps

For a pretty and paper-free gift wrapping solution, look no further than these lovely reusable fabric gift wraps from BOBO.

Each shiny wrapping scarf can be tied up in a variety of ways for the look that suits you best, and they can be used as everything from hobo bags to halter tops after the holidays. Check out BOBO’s how-to section for gift wrapping and reuse tutorials to get you started.

Price: Starts at $10


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Mary Mazzoni

Based in the Phoenix metro area, Mary is a lifelong vegetarian and enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, biking and relaxing in the park. When she’s not outside, she’s probably watching baseball. She is a former assistant editor for Earth911.