Our Favorite Festive (and Eco-Friendly!) Wrapping Paper
'Tis the season for pretty packages. Yet most of the ribbon and wrapping paper ends up in the trash. Do your part for the planet with these beautiful, festive, eco-friendly options.
wrapping paper and twine
String Theory
Whisker Graphics Divine Twine is true to its name: Made from 100 percent cotton grown Stateside and wound around recycled-kraft-paper spools, the twine is biodegradable and compostable.

Root Cause

Rather than destroy a plant for paper, artisans in Nepal rely on the Lokta: Stripping the local shrub of its bark encourages new growth, and villagers transform the harvested fibers into this durable, handcrafted paper.

Second Coat

These monochromatic sheets were originally paint samples for eco-friendly paint company YOLO Colorhouse; Green Depot repurposed them as heavy-duty, glossy gift wrap.

owl wrapping paper
Pretty in Ink
From Santa-hat-wearing dogs to skiing gnomes to scarf-clad elephants, Paper Source's cheeky designs are all printed on recycled paper using soy-based inks.

Soy Joy

Add a festive topper to any gift with this biodegradable cotton ribbon; like the wrapping paper, it's made with nontoxic, soy-based ink, which is naturally low in health- and planet-harming compounds.
From $12;

Sticky Rice

With tape this cute, who needs ribbons and bows? Japanese masking tape is made with rice paper—rather than the chemically treated, plasticized film of standard transparent tapes.
From $4;

gift bags and tissue paper
Trees, Please!
Pretty up your gift bag (minus the eco-guilt) with Nashville Wraps 100 percent recycled tissue paper.
From $3;

Got You Covered

Encourage regifting (of the packaging, at least) with these cotton bags and wraps, printed with, yes, soy-based inks.
From $16;

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