All we needed was one of the catalogs from the recycle bin and a paper shredder, and... Voila!
Local, handmade pottery in a reused box (thanks Amazon) stuffed with a shredded Target holiday gift guide. (Hopefully the recipient of this gift won't check the blog today.) Green from start to finish. And we like the festive colors of the packaging from the holiday catalog, but any old magazine will do.
We've employed the same tactic for giving gift baskets--but for a classier look, we shred paper sacks from the grocery store and pack items on top of it. It's rustic, yet recycled.
Our goal for this holiday--besides keeping it focused on family and friends--is to wrap the few gifts we are giving with recycled materials. This has involved a few of Trent's ideas, like brown paper bags and regifted gift bags, but we've stepped outside of that box, too. So be sure to share your ideas for creative packaging, and good luck wrapping--only one weekend left!