Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Maybe you're like my dear friend Helen, who does marvelous gift wrapping and really enjoys doing it; her boxes are works of art. But if you're more like me, you appreciate anything that makes the wrapping easier while still having your gift look nice.
Gift bags are a great answer - especially fabric bags that can be reused time and again. These bags are also great if you are traveling by plane, where wrapped gifts might wind up getting opened by the security folks.
Wrapsacks were the first fabric gift bags I discovered, a number of years ago.
Lucky Crow makes the case for gift bags. "Finally, a gift wrap that saves time: no scissors, no tape, no mess, no stress. Help the environment by reducing waste! Our fabric gift bags are simple, waste-free, easy, stylish, reusable, super-cool, eco-savvy, sustainable." [via Hope's Bag]
Lagniappe Gift Wrap has a Recycling Rewards program where you can send bags back to them and get a discount coupon for your next on-line purchase. Update on Nov. 28, 2011: The Lagniappe Gift Wrap web site has disappeared.
Fwraps are fabric gift wrap pouches. [via the San Francisco Chronicle]
Another easy option is to use beautiful gift boxes that need no wrapping - and can serve as useful containers to the recipients. BoxCo has a large assortment.
[Lead photo by fille_de_photo / Annette Pedrosian]