Christmas morning is a special time for all the family, especially exchanging and opening all of the beautifully wrapped presents. However, according to gov.uk, all the fun of unwrapping means we are left with enough paper to reach all the way to the moon, from the UK alone!
Here are some fun wrapping alternatives and recycling ideas to help you save on waste this Christmas:
Wrap your gifts with newspaper and old maps, it doesn’t have to mean compromising on style, like these creative examples from Country Living:
Use scrap material from other projects for a bespoke creation and finish with a colourful ribbon tied in a bow for extra festive appeal, like this one by Green Living Ideas:
Have you done some re-decorating this year? Use the leftover scraps from your new wallpaper to give your gift wrap a luxurious feel.
If up-cycling paper still isn’t for you, a quicker alternative is to try using gift bags this year. The lucky recipients of your gifts can easily re-use them next year and you can see out the festive season guilt-free.
Well, maybe not totally guilt-free, another mince pie anyone?