Buy It: Recycled Wrapping Paper
If you’re looking for gift wrap that’s similar to brands you already use — with less environmental impact — consider wrapping with recycled paper.
Fish Lips Paper Designs offers a wide range of recycled wrapping paper for any occasion, including a holiday line. Their paper is made using soy-based ink and is processed without chlorine — meaning it’s safe for the compost pile.
Price: $3.50 per sheet
DIY It: Old Magazine Gift Wrap
For a gift wrapping solution that’s low-waste and virtually free, try making bright-colored wrapping paper from old magazines like Fair Ivy blogger Lucy.
The creative crafter also uses brown paper grocery bags, embellished newsprint, and even egg cartons to wrap her gifts. Check out her post on resourceful gift wrapping for all kinds of ideas.
For step-by-step instructions for this magazine wrap, head to Fair Ivy.