There's always room to live a little greener and reduce waste, especially during the holiday season when everything seems to be in excess. Of course, half the fun of holiday gift wrapping is going totally overboard for the sake of festivity, but it's time to ditch rolls of paper for something that your giftee won't throw directly into the garbage.
As part of their holiday trend report, has spotted a way of gift wrapping that is just as fun as it is environmentally-conscious: furoshiki gift wrapping.
Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese method of using cloth to wrap up and transport gifts, or really anything that needs to be brought from point A to point B. But there's no denying it makes for an impressive and thoughtful way to present a gift...and it literally only requires a piece of fabric.
The name 'furoshiki' translates to "bath spread," which the style earned during the Edo period when people would wrap up their belongings at public baths so as not mix them with other bathers' things. AKA, it only takes a few moments to get right, and hopefully your friend or family member will reuse the cloth to wrap up their next present. Yay, recycling made stylish!
Here's how it's done:
Easy as could be! Now that your holiday shopping is all done (ahem, right?), time to get wrapping. Get the look with these gorgeous textiles that will basically double as a second gift.
Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap, $38.20, Kondo Girls via Etsy
Dot Dash Fabric in Navy/Blue, Rebecca Atwood, $199
Maze Furoshiki Eco-Wrapping Textile, TheLinkCollective via Etsy, $48