How to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Christmas Wrapping
- Less is more. If it’s a large gift don’t try to wrap it. Just add a large bow that can regifted.
- Stocking stuffers don’t need wrapped. That’s the point of the stocking…
- Give coal. It doesn’t need wrapped and can be used later for grilling.
- Choose (pretty) gift bags over wrapping paper. They don’t get destroyed in the process of opening the gift and are easily saved and reused.
- Instead of buying wrapping paper, reuse the paper in your life: newspaper, glossy magazines, sheet music, old maps or brochures from travels.
- Got a stained t-shirt or jeans you’re kid has outgrown? Sew small fabric bags for the smaller gifts you’ll be giving.
- You can buy recycled wrapping paper but you can also recycle it yourself carefully unwrapping and saving for later. I don’t know many people who honestly do this. I don’t. Some you can even compost.What I do is recycle the paper in my municipal recycling program.