Gift wrap is one of the most wasteful parts of the holiday season that I have almost entirely given up. Here’s how I skip spending money on gift wrap that looks cute and then is promptly thrown away. I use brown grocery bags and tie by packages with thrift store yarn and label with a marker. Read on for this simple technique and give up wasteful gift wrap, use brown grocery bags for a few reasons.
I haven’t completely gotten with the bring-your-own tote to market program and lots of times I have to get bags from the store. I ask for brown bags because paper products literally grow on trees, can be reused for many, many things, composted, and are a renewable resource that supports American men and women. I use small ones for popping corn in this post here, and I use the trimmings from wrapping gifts to start fires in the woodstove and while it is not a no-waste method, it is a totally cute, much less waste method.