I read a great post on this freshly-pressed blog about how she’s wrapping all her Christmas gifts in newspaper to be environmentally-conscious. I completely agree with her.
It’s always boggled my mind why we spend money to buy all this beautiful wrapping paper to have it torn to shreds in a matter of minutes. I know, it does look nice and adds a touch of class. But in my mind, the happy medium between wrapping a gift and being eco-friendly is simple — gift bags. I love gift bags because they are low maintainance. They don’t require scissors and tape. Just some tissue paper and the bag, and you’re set.
I always use gift bags and end up re-using quite a few of them as well. Yes, that’s right. I re-gift gift bags. In fact, I’m convinced there’s a finite number of gift bags in the world and every gift-bag receiver continues to re-gift them. Think about it. How many times do you get a gift bag for a birthday, Christmas or baby shower, and then save it and use it again? And why not?!
I have hundreds of gift bags I’ve been saving — wedding bags, baby shower bags, Valentine’s and Christmas ones. And anytime I need to give a gift, I pull one of those babies out. I recently found a great use of a bunch or small random bags when I used them as little party gift bags for Sophie’s friends.
So there you have it. Gift bags. They’re eco-friendly. They’re pretty. They’re simple and easy. And they’re the gift that keeps on giving.