I love wrapping paper and I use lots of it.  It is a wasteful extravagance because it gets ripped off the present and thrown away.  Now there are many fabulous choices in ‘green’ recycled wrapping paper, a more responsible way to go.  Or, you could take a page from my mother’s (an early environmental activist) book and use the comics from the Sunday newspaper for your wrapping paper.  Hmmm…

Green Field Paper Company makes 100% recycled gift- wrap that uses soy-based inks. I love this blue paisley print.  One roll has 2 sheets.  Each sheet is 24” x 36”.  $7.95.

Love this hearts recycled paper by Paper Source.  It can be used for so many occasions.  A roll with 2 sheets is $7.95.  Each sheet is 27” x 39”.

This is a very cool paper for your favorite marine biologist or fisherperson.  A roll is 2 sheets, each sheet is 27” x 39” for $7.95.

This is a very cute holiday paper.  $6.90

Wrapping paper

This beautiful paper comes from a company in North Carolina owned by two women dedicated to supporting the creative processes of paper makers. This Lokta paper is made by artists in Nepal using the bark of the Lokta shrub.  Stripping the bark off the Lokta encourages new growth.  The villagers turn the bark into this beautiful paper.  One 20” x 30” sheet is $4.95.

This Vintage Trees wrapping paper is 100% recycled.  A roll has two sheets, 27” x 39” each.  $7.95.

I love this Florentine aqua and chocolate recycled paper by Nashville Wraps. This is sold in a cutter box and is 24 inches x 85 feet.  It’s enough to wrap 40 – 50 presents. $20.00.

A solid green or red glossy holiday paper is so useful, and fun to pair with colorful printed ribbons.  This Forest Green Recycled Gloss paper from Nashville Wraps is 24 inches x 85 feet, sold in a cutter box for $16.00.  It is available in many other colors as well.

A couple of accessories:

This ribbon is made from renewable biodegradable cotton fiber grown in the USA.  It is all natural and can be recycled or composted.  The inks used are soy-based and non-toxic.  One 50 yard roll is $15.50.  The ribbon is ½” wide.

Divine Twine by Whisker Graphics is delightful.  Choose from twelve colors.  This twine is traditionally used by bakers and bakeries, but is much more fun to use on presents.  It is made from 100% cotton and wound around recycled paper spools.  The twine is biodegradable and compostable. One spool has 240 yards of twine and is $15.00.