What is the best way to wrap gifts in an eco friendly way?

Hi! I want to know what the most eco friendly way of gift wrapping is!

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djsc7 years ago
Furoshiki
its a durable cloth that is reusable like a shopping bag/blamket etc. the wrapping can be the gift if you make or find a nice one.

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Gottwinkies7 years ago
As a kid, my family never had a lot of money, but our mom saved newspapers and old National Geographic magazines. So when birthdays and Christmas rolled around, that is what we used for wrapping papers! My brothers usually got the comics and me, being the youngest...well I used whatever was left, lol. Magazine pages make bautiful wrapping paper if there is a cool or unusual picture. They work really well for tiny boxes, but can be put together creatively, too.
tweedc47 years ago
Brown paper grocery bags. Cut off the bottom, cut up the seam, use as wrapping paper. Easy to decorate but looks nice plain wrapped in twine.
Panga7 years ago
All newspapers give away what are called "end rolls". It's a looooong sheet of newspaper rolled on a thick cardboard core. They are blank, without any printing. You can call the newspaper office to find out how to get an end roll. Paint, stamp, or do any other decoration you want. They're great!
nepheron7 years ago
newspaper
diy man1017 years ago
look through your recycle bin and see wat you find
aeray8 years ago
We often wrap kitchen goods and/or food gifts in nice, new dishtowels or cloth napkins with a bit of ribbon to secure them.
seandogue aeray7 years ago
 I like that...dishtowels/napkin are a very nice (and thoughtful) touch for a wrapper. My hat off 2 you.
I would definetly say news paper also. 
grundisimo8 years ago
Newspaper

Burf8 years ago
Use the comics section of your newpaper, particularly the Sunday comics,  to wrap kids gifts.
Make bows and ribbons from srcaps of colorful cloth.
Use shredded newspaper, printer paper, etc, as packing material instead of styrofoam peanuts.
Give gifts in re-usable gift bags.
Re-design8 years ago
Don't even buy wrapping paper, only reuse what paper you already have.
seandogue8 years ago
Probably by not wrapping them at all, and especially by not buying gifts that are contained in a half-pound of vaccuformed plastic and cardboard

My woman friends say that it's by using gift bags. Personally I hate gift bags, but whatever...Maybe it's a man thing, maybe I'm just a cold, heartless, desensitized jerk with no artisthtic flare... (prolly half right)

My dad always said it's best to use newspaper

A thought came to me...you could wrap them in leaves...although quite a pain in the keester.

best of luck
Jayefuu8 years ago
Unwrap them carefully one year and you can save the paper for the next year. Sure, not all of it you will be able to reuse but you might be able to reduce the amount you use by 80-90%?