The holidays can really drain your wallet when you have a long shopping list of gifts. Now, add to that the cost of gift wrapping, gift tags, and holiday cards, and the cost of the season keeps going up.
In some years, people in the U.S. have spent a total of over $12 billion on gift wrap alone! Why spend money on store-bought giftwrap and bags? With so many creative and free options available, there’s no reason to overspend for pretty presents.
And, while wrapping paper and gift bags can be expensive, they usually end up in the trash! If you’re concerned about the environment, you probably know that most wrapping paper can’t be recycled and will likely end up in a landfill.
So, if you’re up for a little DIY-ing, we’ve compiled a few tips to make your holiday gift presentations beautiful without harming your bank account—or the environment.
And, if you’re lucky enough to get some beautifully wrapped presents this year, remember you can also re-use and upcycle gift wrap that isn’t recyclable. If you open your presents carefully enough, you can use it to help store fragile holiday décor, make book covers, or New Year’s Eve confetti!
So, get your creative juices flowing and use what you already have at home to wrap up your gifts this holiday season. A little effort can save you a lot of money, and you’ll feel good knowing you kept your gift wrapping eco-friendly!
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