Creative Christmas gift wrap Solutions
Considering sustainable gift wrap this Christmas? We’re looking to become creative this festive season and look for some sustainable options that don’t end up in landfill.
Often those thick and glittery papers contain plastic nasties meaning it can’t be recycled and lives on the planet longer than you will. You can identify this paper through smooth texture and shiny appearance.
So, here we have some eco conscious alternatives for you, that can look just as beautiful and can be personalised.
Reusable Jute Christmas Snowflake Gift Bags -Pack of 3
At Ekkoo we provide solutions and alternatives to create a sustainable lifestyle and introduces natural living into everyday life. These natural cotton jute bags are sturdy and come in a convenient pack of 3. With a Christmas snowflake printed on each pouch, it is a lovely sustainable alternative which can be used year after year.
However this year hasn’t been normal, with money being tight and restrictions in place. We are finding Christmas alternatives which can considers the planet and save you a few pennies.
Also known as ‘Furoshiki’ in Japan. Using beautiful fabrics to decorate and wrap your presents it is a new eco conscious trend for you to try this Christmas. Use scarfs or clothes you no longer use or purchase lovely fabrics for you to reuse every festive season. Alternatively, you could sew pieces of fabric together to create a unique eco conscious wrap for your gift.
If you are using brown paper ensure you make sure it has no plastic lining and is biodegradable/recyclable. Don’t forget to use string, zero plastic sellotape, or paper tape – which is recyclable.
Newspaper is also a good alternative – but be careful with the inks particularly on clothing or fabric gifts.
Personalisation is key
Personalise the paper however you please; let your children run wild with the sharpies – a lovely personalised touch for the grandparents, add beautiful festive designs or use reusable ink stamps.
Finish off with recycled ribbons and string, for that extra festive touch, add dried clementine, cinnamon or sprigs of holly, eucalyptus or fern.
The possibilities are endless; personalised labels, wooden beads, small bells and baubles, whatever you can find around your home or park that reminds you of Christmas!
That’s a wrap.