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5 Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

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5. Gift Baskets

Like decorative tins, gift baskets are another giftwrap option that are great for storage when the holidays are over.

When you picture a gift basket, you probably imagine stuffing the bottom with tissue paper, layering in hoaky food gifts, and wrapping the whole affair with cellophane, but you can make a gift basket that’s much more modern than that! Line your basket with pretty fabric and arrange the gift inside. You can leave the whole thing open for a more minimalist look, or obscure the gifts with natural materials like pine cones and branches.

I bet that there are other reusable wrapping ideas that I haven’t even thought of yet! What are you doing this year to keep your giftwrap as green as the presents inside?

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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10:20AM PST on Dec 18, 2014

thanks for great ideas

12:27AM PST on Dec 18, 2014


12:27AM PST on Dec 18, 2014


6:28AM PST on Dec 15, 2014

great ideas, thank you

3:52AM PST on Dec 14, 2014

Make it a wonderful time for our life and environment

4:42AM PST on Dec 11, 2014

good ideas..

3:37PM PST on Dec 8, 2014

Giftee - whatever word is that? Recipient will do just fine!

9:35PM PST on Dec 7, 2014

Furoshiki is a lovely idea, but by the time I bought a yard of fabric for every gift, I would be broke!

2:16PM PDT on Oct 23, 2012

Thank you! I have tried some ideas before but this year I will do more!

2:41AM PST on Feb 14, 2012

Wonderful ideas! Thanks.

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