Sunday, November 29, 2009
Keep the holiday traditions you love - and drop the rest. I've been seeing this advice everywhere, and I agree with it. If fancy gift wrapping isn't one of your favorite things, gift bags and gift boxes can be a big help.
Let's start at LivingEthos, where you can get gift bags in many sizes and designs - Christmas and much more. As the company explains, gift bags are easy, stylish and eco-friendly. [via EcoSalon and Cool Mom Picks]
Gift Bags Gone Green is another source of gift bags in a wide range of sizes and patterns. And the site mentions another advantage, for those flying for the holidays: It's easy to pack these bags and do a quick gift-wrap at your destination, so you don't have to worry about the packaging tearing (or security folks opening a gift-wrapped package). Update on Nov. 28, 2011: This web site seems to have disappeared.
June 15 sells both jute and cotton bags - including a couple wine bags. [via EcoSalon]
And finally, let's head over to Etsy, where ecovintagevegan provides a range of gift boxes - different sizes and patterns, some with a Christmas theme, others not.
Related posts from prior years, with more great boxes and bags:
Simplifying Christmas: Saving Time on Gift Wrapping
Update: Simplifying Christmas by Saving Time on Gift Wrapping