We’re just some days away from Christmas, and with it comes the urge to find all those last-minute Christmas gifts for our beloved ones. Not to mention the tedious part of wrapping everything to make it look perfect. But, what if instead of buying that really unnecessary wrapping paper that’s going to end up in the garbage bin, you could find a way to wrap your presents and that this wrapping would actually be part of the gift itself? Best of both worlds, right?
These ideas are a bit more expensive than the generic wrapping paper; but they’re definitely a game-changer if you’re looking for a cute, special wrapping that can also be a part of your gift. More importantly, these are an amazing option for those who want to have a zero-waste Christmas.
Crates aren’t only really great storage units, they can be amazing wrapping for a big special gift. A natural one does make the job but a decorated one makes it extra special and a gift itself, especially if you’re the one decorating it.
In a similar fashion to the crates above, baskets are really cute home decor and storage elements. You can add an extra decorative element by wrapping the gift and the basket with see-through fabric and a cute tag or flowers.
A nice fabric pouch will always be helpful to store stuff. It can become a favorite makeup pouch or even perfect to carry some school supplies. To make it extra special and a great wrapping you can go for a nice hand-painted pouch or a printed one personalized with the recipient’s favorite themes.
This one is probably the easiest of them all. What about using a cute tote bag to wrap your present? Tote bags have become helpful in today’s world without plastic bags and will definitely be a useful gift.
Wrap it with the gift
If one of the gifts is a piece of garment, you could use that garment as wrapping. To make it cuter you can add a nice tag and a piece of natural embellishment, and I assure you everybody will love how original the gift is.
This one goes for our crafty people out there. A cute hand-painted box is always something that the one receiving it is going to save and cherish. Besides that, they can be great home decor elements, so you don’t have to spend much on the gift inside.
Zero waste Christmasses should be the theme from now on, and what a better way to start than forgetting about all those useless wrapping papers and bags that everybody ends up throwing away
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