21 Wrapping Paper Alternatives

I admit to being one of the few people who likes wrapping gifts. I’m good at it and I enjoy presenting an attractively wrapped present to someone. Unfortunately, wrapping paper and gift bags are expensive, plus they generate a lot of waste. If you give a lot of gifts, the cost of paper and bows can really add up over a year. I also don’t like the thought of cluttering up the landfill with something that is so disposable. The good news is that there are many alternatives to commercial paper. You just have to be willing to get a little creative. Here are some ideas to get you started:


If you have old fabric lying around, you can use it to wrap a gift. You can either use tap


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4 Responses to 21 Wrapping Paper Alternatives

  1. Andrea says:

    lOVE THIS what a great idea, I always love to come across something new and innovative!! Well done I will be def using some of these tips for my next special occasion!!

  2. Karl B says:

    I LOVE the maps idea! We have a drawer full of old maps that we were thinking of throwing away. Now I will consider using them for wrapping paper!

  3. Ted says:

    I’m a big fan of newspaper! Sometimes you get the right newspaper and it looks pretty cool. I also thought if you tape magazine pages together that would work too?

    I really like the takeout menu idea. It could even fit with the gift depending on what you are giving…

  4. Cake says:

    Put up a cool picture so I can pin this fabulous article!

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