Finding your sustainable, signature wrapping technique is an important part of holiday gifting. When done well, extraordinary wrapping shows your loved ones just how much you care about them and makes the present inside all the more special. This holiday season, eco-conscious wrapping is always encouraged, being mindful of waste by recycling or reusing materials while making your gift-wrapping shine. With our tips and tricks for sustainable holiday gift wrapping this year, your gifts can stand out under the tree while saving you precious money and time. —Julia Dumbrell
With Fabric Wrapping, finding the right dishcloth, napkin or scarf is a creative way to make the wrap reusable. Taking this holiday season by storm, we love the Furoshiki Reusable Gift Wrap, available at Indigo, which will help you level-up your reusable fabric wrapping game in style.
Popularly used to replace plastic wrap in the kitchen, the brightly designed Beeswax Wraps from Natural Bee work wonderfully for gift wrapping. Secured with natural twine, your loved one will be buzzing with this sustainable two-gifts in-one wrapping solution.
Wrap your gifts with recycled magazines for an editorial look, fit for the fashion guru in your life. Whether it’s Vogue, Chatelaine or a past VITA issue, all you need to do is remove select pages, cut and tape accordingly for centrefold-worthy wrapping.
Design your own wrapping paper by upgrading your natural brown paper roll with hand-drawn painting, writing or stamps. For the less artistically inclined, the Happy Holidays Wood Stamp set at Michaels is useful for stamping personal touches onto natural brown wrapping paper, holiday cards and crafts.
Embrace a natural-chic wrapping look by tying fir tree clippings, holly branches or pinecones onto your gifts. The seasonal look is a simple way to embrace the winter nature around you.
Finding the right ribbon or bow is a reusable time-saver to upgrade your wrapping to the next level. We love these ombre silk ribbons from Anthropolgie, which will help your gifts stand out over the holidays and beyond.