Affordable and Sustainable Gift Wrapping Ideas

Holidays and other special occasions often come with a little extra spending — there’s no doubt about that. While this can be expected, there are still ways in which you can minimize your costs. By choosing to wrap your presents with non-conventional materials, you can save time, effort, and cash while creating less waste!

Sustainable gift wrapping can also be a more thoughtful approach than the traditional method, and your friends and family will be impressed by your wholly original and perfectly personalized creations. Here are some of our favorite affordable gift wrapping ideas.

Fun Fabrics

If you’re looking for a new way to approach gift wrapping, why not pivot from paper altogether? Repurposing scraps of fabric is a creative way to dress up a present or two while instantly creating a luxe look. If you don’t have any fabric pieces lying around, fabric stores and online consignment shops are always stocked with plenty of fun options.

Our tip? Try using retro or vintage fabrics for gifts that look too cute to unwrap. If you’re gifting to a teen or college student in your life, they’ll surely be impressed by this on-trend touch!

Painted Paper

Plain paper and paint, markers, or colored pencils are all you need to make gorgeous, one-of-a-kind gift wrap. What you decide to doodle is up to you — let your inner artist take the wheel! Whether you create a precise pattern or opt for an abstract design, your homemade wrapping paper will make quite a colorful statement.

Cute Clippings

Do you have newspapers or magazines hanging around the house? If so, there’s no need for you to stock up on wrapping paper. Sub in these kinds of clippings for gift wrap, and you’ll feel great about your decision to save money and stay eco-friendly! To make your wrapping look cohesive, use bows, ribbons, and other add-ons that match the accent colors in your clippings. This added touch will tie your gift together in more ways than one!

Elegant Adornments

If you want to go above and beyond in the wrapping department, think outside of the box! Using adornments such as charms, stickers, old photographs, or miscellaneous accessories will take your gift wrap game to the next level. Vintage or recycled chotskies and trinkets make for especially great gift toppers!

Handmade Messages

Don’t forget the card! Reused, upcycled, or handmade cards add an element of thoughtfulness that’s unparalleled by the store-bought variety. You likely have old cards, paper, and craft supplies laying around — why not address your gifts with these one-of-a-kind notes?

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Wow!

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to wrap gifts by using what you already have. Repurposing the materials mentioned above is a step in the most eco-friendly and affordable direction. What’s more, you’ll wow the family and friends you’re buying for this year. We encourage you to give these ideas a try — who knows, this sustainable approach to wrapping presents may just set a precedent for holiday seasons, birthdays, and other special occasions to come.

A Commitment to Sustainability

When it comes to sustainability, CORT Furniture Outlet’s commitment to environmental responsibility lies at the very heart of its business practices. CORT Furniture Outlet’s business model produces 49-percent less greenhouse gas than traditional furniture sales models by providing a safe and clean alternative to secondhand shopping.

An astounding 12.2 million tons of furniture and carpeting fill landfills every year. This unfortunate number is partly because mass-produced or “fast furniture” is often cheaply made. CORT Furniture Outlet helps to save the planet without sacrificing style or quality by selling lightly used, beautifully-crafted pieces that are built to last.

Happy Holidays!

Whether it’s the holiday season or a special occasion and beyond, head into CORT Furniture Outlet. You’ll find unique gifts, home inspiration, and all kinds of incredible pieces that will deck your halls for years to come. Shopping responsibly will lead you to incredible one-of-a-kind finds — check out a furniture outlet near you to see for yourself!

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