This is the most festive eco friendly wrapping paper on the internet

This is the most festive eco friendly wrapping paper on the internet
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You probably have no idea that most wrapping paper isn’t recyclable. Maybe you thought: “it’s paper. So it’s gotta be recyclable, right?” But unfortunately, no. And all that holiday wrapping paper you’ve been tossing in your recycling bin for years is chilling in a landfill somewhere. Bummer, I know. But the good news is: we’re about to dive into my pandora’s box of eco friendly wrapping paper; recyclable wrapping paper, gift ribbon and holiday cards; and even reusable wrapping paper. Yes, I know reusable wrapping paper probably puts a very confused look on your face. Trust me, I get it. But it actually enables you to expand the sustainable potential of your gift since it opens up a conversation around sustainability, passing along that mindset to your giftee. I’ll explain more below! But for now, let’s dive into that pandora’s box I mentioned…

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Eco friendly wrapping paper, holiday cards and gift ribbon for all your gifting needs!



Recyclable Wrapping Paper


Image of recycled eco friendly wrapping paper with a holiday print on it

This recyclable wrapping paper is made of recycled newsprint and is printed with soy-based ink. That means it’s both recyclable and compostable! It comes in a plethora of designs from Andy Warhol to Hanukkah to birthday designs, so there’s no shortage of options. Added bonus? It’s made by a woman-owned business in the USA.

Recycled Paper Tape


Image of a patterned washi tape made out of recycled paper

This paper tape is as beautiful as it is sustainable! It’s made of recycled paper and uses a natural rubber for the adhesive (instead of traditional, toxic adhesives). You can use it for wrapping gifts, crafting and just about any creative projects that needs a lil extra pizzazz.



Paper Gift Ribbon


Image of gold paper gift ribbon made out of recycled paper

With 38,000 miles of ribbon ending up in the landfill each year, there’s gotta be a better way! And lucky for us, there is! This gift ribbon is 100% recyclable and compostable and is made out of non-toxic dyes. You can use it for sustainable gift wrapping, decorating your home for the holidays and even craft projects.

Hemp Twine


Image of a box of rainbow colored hemp cord, a perfect addition to sustainable wrapping paper and recyclable wrapping paper

This twine is made of hemp, a natural and renewable fiber that’s 100% compostable. Use it for all your eco friendly wrapping needs, knitting, and just about any craft project. It works especially well for smaller gifts where ribbon might be a bit overpowering. Plus, a pop of color like this is sure to add some flare to your sustainable wrapping paper.

Recycled Shredded Paper


Image of recycled paper shred in pink and yellow Wanna add some festivity to your gift boxes? Try this shredded paper. It’s made of recycled newsprint and is printed with soy-based ink, making it 100% compostable. So there’s no need to worry about the end of life with this bad boy. And like the recycled wrapping paper above, it’s made by a woman-owned business in the USA.

Furoshiki Wrapping


Image of a present wrapped in a traditional furoshiki cloth, an infinitely and eco friendly wrapping paper Furoshiki is one of my favorite sustainable discoveries and it gives my inner creative a chance to play. Now, in case you’re wondering what the heck Furoshiki is, it’s a traditional Japanese method of gift wrapping. And it’s one of the most reusable and sustainable wrapping paper options around. If you’re a DIY-er at heart, you can use fabric that you already have at home for your Furoshiki cloth. I’ve used anything from cloth napkins to scarves to wrap my gifts (just like I did in this video below).

But if you don’t have anything at home that can work, you can opt for a legit furoshiki cloth wrap. It can be used infinitely, is easily washable, and is also a great way to open a conversation around sustainability to friends and family. You see, a part of the furoshiki wrapping tradition includes neatly folding the furoshiki cloth and giving it back to the person who gave it to you. What’s so great about this is that the sustainability score of your gift goes way beyond the gift-giving itself, since it plants a seed with the person you gave your gift to.

Shoot, you could even use furoshiki to wrap your sustainable stocking stuffers if you don’t have a stocking laying around. The possibilities are limitless.

As you can tell, I’m a big fan. So much that I even teach furoshiki wrapping workshops during the holiday season.  Nerd alert, I know!



Holiday Card


holiday card graphic of a reindeer singing fa la la


No holiday season is complete without a holiday card! And if you’re opting for physical cards this year instead of digital cards, then these tree-free holiday greeting cards made out of recycled paper will be right up your alley. They come in a variety of prints and designs, are 100% recyclable and come with an envelope made out of wheat straw. If that doesn’t blow your mind, I don’t know what will!

All in all: eco friendly wrapping paper puts traditional wrapping paper to shame!

From recyclable wrapping paper, to tree-free holiday cards and gift ribbon that’s 100% recyclable and compostable, there’s no shortage of sustainable wrapping options for the holiday season. Not to mention birthdays, weddings, and anniversaries too!


So tell me, which eco friendly wrapping paper is your fave?




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