Vi writes in asking about alternative ways to wrap up holiday gifts: Any ideas on unique ways to wrap presents? The options in the stores are too boring!
Can we introduce you to the Japanese art and technique of furoshiki, a traditional fabric folding technique which will open a myriad of wrapping possibilities using cloth and fabric instead of wrapping paper? AT Chicago also had an excellent list of alternative ways to wrap a present, alongside our very own 6 Alternatives To Wrapping Paper post written up by Laure. And over at our green-minded site, Re-Nest, Trent has listed "9 Ways to Green Your Gift Wrapping" (the mention of using surplus maps is one of our favourite ideas listed).
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