5 Ways to Wrap Gifts (Without Using Holiday Paper)

Last year around this time we asked how you wrap. Although the majority of you said that you do it with "whatever's on sale", many others use more nontraditional approaches: making fabric gift bags, using maps, or plastic netting from fruit.

Here are those and a few more ideas:

Above: Cotton produce bags (available in various sizes from Blue Lotus)

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Furoshiki: The Japanese tradition of wrapping gifts in fabric
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Tea towels: "A present wrapped in a tea towel gives the recipient two gifts, and creates reusable packaging." (pictured: Floursack holiday tea towel set)
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Old maps (or color photocopies of maps) of your favorite city
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Plastic netting from fruit

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