There’s really no need to buy shiny, glossy, wrapping paper because it’s likely you have plenty of materials at home to use already – brown paper, old wrapping paper, newspaper, fabric off cuts, old t-shirts.
The best way to avoid zero waste with pressies is by giving ‘experiences’ like tickets, classes, e-gift cards or charitable donations. (Greenpeace International The Wilderness Society WWF)
With physical gifts – a green option is to create foods that can be made from ingredients you can buy in bulk – herbed salts, granola, preserved lemons, infused oils, or hot chocolate in jars.
…and wrap it with a handmade tag.