Eco-friendly gift-wrapping ideas this Christmas

From textiles to left-over wallpaper and even blankets. Wrap your Christmas gifts sustainably this year. We show you our favourite three ways of wrapping gifts more eco-friendly this Christmas!

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1 October 2020
Tea towels are used to wrap gifts in a sustainable way with jute laces for a sustainable Christmas.

ECO-FRIENDLY GIFT WRAPPING – A GOOD TREND

More and more people are getting inspired by ways to simplify their life and do things a little more sustainably. Gift wrapping may not have been the first thing you switched up, but it’s a great way to decrease the amount of single-use paper and plastic in your life – And the life of the one you’re giving the gift to! An eco-friendly approach to gift-wrapping is not only good for the planet, but also shows that you’ve put a little extra thought into your gift and on top of that, it’s beautiful! Win, win, win! Explore our favourite three ways to wrap your gifts in an eco-friendly way!

Hand cream and lantern are on a cotton blanket, which is used for wrapping Christmas presents to create sustainable gift wrapping.

1. WRAP YOUR GIFT IN A BLANKET

A warm and snuggly blanket is a great gift for nearly anybody and on top of that, it’s great to wrap bigger gifts in. This way, nothing is thrown away. We love the thought of giving away a “cosy set”. Mix and match home-care products, scented candles and soaps to create the ultimate eco-friendly self-care kit.

Beautiful floral scraps of wallpaper are used to wrap gifts in a beautiful and environmentally friendly way.

2. WRAP YOUR GIFTS IN WALLPAPER

Don’t throw out wallpaper samples and left-over rolls from renovations. Use them to wrap your gifts – the sustainable way! Wallpaper is thicker than regular gift wrapping, creating a durable paper that is easy to fold and get a perfect finish with. And because it’s a little higher quality, you can reuse it over and over again. If you’re going to be using tape, remember to use a slightly stronger one to keep the seams from opening up. However, we recommend just using a natural-fiber string to keep your wrapping in place – no tape needed! Around Christmas you can decorate your parcels with dried orange slices, twigs and pinecones. A beautiful and natural seasonal decoration that looks and feels exclusive and on top of that is eco-friendly.

The Christmas gifts are waiting on the table, wrapped in floral wallpaper - a more sustainable Christmas gift packaging.
 
A gift set of soaps and brushes is wrapped in a tea towel to be packaged as a zero-waste gift.

3. WRAP YOUR GIFTS IN KITCHEN TOWELS AND FABRIC NAPKINS

We love this eco-friendly idea of wrapping a gift in a quality kitchen towel or paper napkin. The kitchen towel is an additional gift and one anyone has use for at home! Simply keep it together with a natural-fiber string and you’re all set! For Christmas, remember to decorate your parcels a little extra with some twigs, dried oranges or decorated gingerbread cookies! These are both sustainable and beautiful! .

A Christmas present, wrapped in a tea towel with string, is carefully opened.
The Christmas rice pudding is on the table, and the Christmas gifts are wrapped in tea towels for more sustainable gift wrapping.

 

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