Hello everyone! I’m Josh and I am the Social Media & Email Executive at John Greed Jewellery! Christmas is arguably the best time of the year where everyone gets together to see family, open presents and tuck into a lovely Christmas dinner! If you are an early bird like me, some of you will already will be thinking about what you are going to get your loved ones for Christmas, but it’s equally important to ensure that you wrap these gifts up with material that follows the 3Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
In this blog post, I am going to list a range of different materials that you can use as an alternative for gift wrap to not only make their gifts look amazing but to also make their Christmas a whole lot greener!
Newspaper – Do you have any old newspaper lying around the house? Or perhaps someone you know hoards newspaper? Well, it’s time to get them out and use them on your gifts. Newspaper gift wrap is eco-friendly and looks AMAZING too! To make your newspaper gift wrap look even better, add some string or even create your own gift tags made out of newspaper.
You can also stylise your newspaper gift wrap to suit the interests of the person, do you know someone who always reads the sports page of the newspaper? Wrap their present up in sports section of the newspaper! Magazines are also a great choice and work perfectly for gift wrap.
Pages of old books – Do you have any old books that you have finished and are beyond repair? An old book is the perfect material for gift wrapping as it won’t rip easily and you can use the pages with your favourite quotes on to show your loved one how much they mean to you.
Boxes of cereal – The perfect material for a gift box! A cereal box is sturdy and will fit your gift in perfectly. Whether it’s a coco pops box or a shredded wheat box, the cereal box is versatile with its different sizes to fit many kinds of gifts.
Know a cereal lover? Wrap their gift up in their favourite cereal packaging or get people laughing on Christmas by filling up their favourite cereal box with all the best sweets!
Old clothes – Recycling old clothes to be used as gift wrap is probably one of the best things you can do in order to be eco-friendly. You can easily find a piece of old clothing and cut it up into small pieces (just like you would with gift wrap!) Or if you wanted to make a gift bag, you could sew pieces of fabric together to make the perfect gift bag for your gift.
Scarves, gloves, hats – Do you have any old scarves, gloves or hats? All these materials make the perfect, cushioned gift wrap for your gift (especially if its fragile!) Simply cut your scarf up into the desired size and stick with sellotape! You could also sew your gift wrap up with wool or even loose strands from the scarf to make it more personalised!
We would love to see your innovative, eco-friendly gift wrap ideas! Comment on this blog post with your ideas and give someone some inspiration today!