At Bumble Wrap, we are all about reusing and recycling things so we can help do our bit for the planet in an attempt to combat the climate change crisis.
Christmas is a time for gifting presents to the ones we love. However, this year, instead of buying things that will only end up at the back of a drawer two weeks later, why not choose a gift that serves an eco-friendly purpose for the planet?
Alternatively, you could choose to practice your creative flair and have a go at making or baking something at home.
Design handmade gifts
Something handmade and personal always goes down well because it feels that bit more special compared to something that is shop-bought.
Why not try making DIY origami paper Christmas tree decorations? A simple but really creative way to make something unique, gifting a tree decoration means that the receiver has the joy of being able to feature it as part of their festive decor year after year.
Using all recyclable materials, you could also have a go of designing and making your very own Christmas cards. You could also try creating a festive wreath, making a cross-stitch keepsake, knitting a piece of clothing, or crafting your own art or photographs.
Bake homemade treats
For those with a sweet tooth, baking homemade delights for them will always go down a treat (no pun intended)!
Using our beautiful, multi-use beeswax wraps you can actually create your own unique origami gift boxes that are perfect for packaging your baked goods to keep them fresher for longer. This way, the receiver can eat the treat and keep the wrap to reuse when and how they like.
Some super sweet festive baking ideas include mince pies, Christmas cookies, yule log, gingerbread men, or fruitcake.
Choose reusable presents
Being able to use something more than once is a great feeling when you know that it’s having a positive impact on the planet. Well, we think so!
For example, a reusable water bottle or travel mug is a great idea for most people who go to work because they’re guaranteed for use. Plus, they’ll be able to reuse it time and time again.
Reusable grocery bags are, again, something that most people will get plenty of use out of. However, rather than choosing a standard-looking bag design, why not pick a bag that’s their favourite colour or one that uses funny puns? That way, it feels a little more exciting than something they’re just going to carry their groceries in.
And, of course, there is the option to gift your family and friends something amazing and eco-friendly from our Bumble Wrap range. From our small Cheese Pack wraps to our huge Bread Bumble Bags that are perfect for keeping homemade loaves fresh, we have plenty to choose from, and in a variety of eye-catching designs too. Shop now!
And what to wrap it in?
Once you have chosen a fabulous gift, there are many options for wrapping using eco friendly paper. Try Kraft paper which you can add your own designs to. Or opt for a square of fabric to fold around your gift - the Japanese art of Furoshiki.
Get your Bumble Wrap bags and wraps today. We offer free delivery on all UK mainland orders over £30.00.