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.
By Stephanie Schomer
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the December 2012 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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 JoyAdd 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; NoblePack.com
Sticky RiceWith 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; CuteTape.com