Looks like a lot of this Christmas is going to have to be more online than ever. Not just Christmas shopping but potentially Christmas get togethers will be online.
One thing we can do is to make our Christmas as environmentally friendly as possible.
Eco Friendly Gift Wrapping
How about starting by looking for some eco-friendly wrapping?
Secure your parcels with string instead of using sellotape. Tie the string in bows so it can be untied easily and re-used.Umsole Feet Cotton Rope Cord String 2 mm Bakers Candy Rope Ribbon Twine for Gift Wrapping Arts Crafts Christmas Party Decorations
As an alternative to string you could use pretty ribbon.Elcoho 984 Feet Raffia Ribbons Christmas Wrapping String Raffia Twine Matte Raffia Paper for Christmas Gifts, Craft DIY, 3 Rolls (Color A, 300m) Raffia Ribbon 3 Rolls, 300m Christmas Theme Packing Ribbon Craft Matte Raffia Paper for Christmas Gifts, Craft DIY Supply, Wrapping Hanging Tags, Decoration (984 Feet)
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If ribbon is too fiddly for you, it’s now possible to buy eco-friendly sticky tape which purports to be fully recyclable.24mm x 50m eco Friendly Recyclable Solvent Based Kraft Paper Sticky Tape (1)
tesafilm Eco and Clear ecoLogo Environmentally Friendly Clear Adhesive Tape, 19 mm x 33 m – Pack of 8 Rolls
Of course, once you’ve worked out how to fasten your presents your going to need paper. Wrapping with good old newspaper is easy and can look surprisingly attractive.
Alternatively you could get yourself some rolls of eco friendly brown paper.Triplast 750mm x 100m Roll of Brown ECO Kraft Paper | Made from 100% Recycled Paper | Biodegradable & Fully Recylable Brown Wrapping Paper Roll | Wrapping and Packing Paper (100-metres)
You could always make it look more attractive by drawing a personalised and seasonal design on it.
Or you could buy some eco-friendly gift paper.10 Sheets of 100gsm 100% Recycled Eco Friendly Xmas Gift Wrap Wrapping Paper Set with Tags by Re-wrapped – Christmas Leaves & Berries Ten Pack
Christmas Wrapping Paper Sheets, 10 Pack Mixed Brown Kraft Parcel Paper 70 x 50cm for a Sheet, Xmas Gift Wrapping Paper for Birthday Christmas Gifts Bags Packing
Or how about going the whole hog and buying this collection which includes crackers, cards, wrapping paper, gift tags and gift boxes – all made from recycled material.Tom Smith – Eco Friendly Christmas Selection Box | Everything for Christmas | Includes Crackers, Cards, Wrapping Paper, Gift Tags, Ribbon, Gift Bags & More – Eco Design
It all looks so natural that your friends are bound to be shocked into action and will surely follow your lead next year and ensure all their presents are packaged as sustainably as yours!
Tom Smith also make eco-friendly Christmas crackers.Tom Smith – Eco Crackers
… as do other companies:YöL 12 Christmas Crackers Snowflake Eco-Friendly Recyclable Plastic-Free Red Natural Nordic
So start your sustainable Christmas early and get wrapping! Just one word of caution – even if it says ‘recyclable’ make sure your local facilities WILL recycle it!