Sustainable Gift Wrapping Guide
Got all your sustainable, eco-friendly gifts sorted? Wrapping can be another fun way to minimise the waste we leave behind! For some green wrapping inspirations, take a look at the below tips & the three beautiful Zero Waste brands for some really luxurious, yet waste-conscious wrapping options.
There are a lot of easy ways to make wrapping more sustainable. Here are a few ideas:
Check that the wrapping paper you buy is recyclable. Brown, recycled paper looks amazing, rustic and homely, but there are also lots of printed versions that can go into the recycling bin! Shiny metallic and glitter papers are often not recyclable.
Use materials you already have, like newspapers, fabric, last year’s wrapping paper or bags.
Use fabric or biodegradable/recyclable ribbon alternatives
Happywrap is a Zero Waste Gift Wrapping company.
Happywrap came up with their own reusable, textile wrap to replace single use paper.
As well as the cotton wraps, Happywrap also stock 100% recycled gift paper printed using vegetable based inks and fair trade lokta paper from Nepal. All their products and packaging are plastic free.
We will be giving away a set of two Reindeer wraps (1 small and 1 medium). To enter, head to our Instagram!
The Fabric Wrapping Co. creates gorgeous reusable fabric gift wraps and bags, such as Furoshiki-style wraps, with added ribbons or luxury bags. Eco-friendly and quick to use with no scissors or tape required!
All their products are hand made in London, with love.
We will be giving away a set of reusable gift wraps (1 small and 1 medium) on our Instagram!
Fancy Font Creations- A small business selling handmade lettered products made from 100% recycled product. Their cards and gift tags can be recycled after use. A lot of time and love is spent on every piece that is sent out.
Georgina from Fancy Fonts says “ Christmas creates a lot of preventable waste; up to a billion cards end up in the bin and the amount of wrapping paper we put in the bin could stretch around the world 9 times! If each and every one of us reduces our waste a little, it means a lot less waste going to local landfills this Christmas.”
Specifically for Oddbox, Georgina has created two veggie-themed Christmas cards - that you can win on our Instagram!
What are your favourite, waste-conscious ways to wrap presents? Let us know by tagging us @oddboxldn and using #WasteConsciousChristmas!