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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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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.

2:23PM PST on Dec 26, 2011

nice and simple, thanks!

7:06PM PST on Dec 16, 2011

I usually put my gifts in the pretty reusable canvas bags sold at Whole Foods.

6:17AM PST on Dec 16, 2011

Very cool

8:26PM PST on Dec 14, 2011

fabulous!

8:21PM PST on Dec 14, 2011

Great ideas. Thanks.

4:26PM PST on Dec 14, 2011

I am wrapping my gifts in colorful reusable shopping bags...a gift in and of itself!

6:34AM PST on Dec 14, 2011

On this overcrowded planet, waste is an increasingly serious problem. It's a necessary commandment to avoid waste in every way possible. I always reuse gift paper, and instead of gift ribbon I tie it with ivy branches that have to be cut anyway. They look really fine, and afterwards they are compostable.

4:20PM PST on Dec 13, 2011

Thanks.

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Inspiring ideas, thanks! I have been wondering what to do with the nibs in my cupboard.

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Pretty neat. Thanks Diane.

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