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12 Alternatives to Wrapping Paper

Original options for those who like to do everything with their own hands or do not want to spend extra money.

How To Wrap a Gift?

Here are some alternatives to wrapping paper:


A scarf or handkerchief, a kitchen towel, a beautiful cloth napkin are ideal. Wrap what you are going to give, and then tie or pin the ends with a safety pin. This packaging will be an additional gift in itself.

Newspaper and magazine pages

They are quite suitable for the role of packaging. Look for pages with crossword puzzles or interesting articles, then the recipient will also read or do an intellectual workout. If you find very old editions, the gift will take on a vintage look.


Fruits, sweets and other products will look spectacular in it, and the recipient will be able to use it as a decorative element or a vase. You can further give it an aesthetic look by filling the basked with crinkle paper shreds.

Tin box

This is a good option if you are gifting a few small items. Put them in a cookie or tea tin (or buy a new one) and close the lid. Such packaging cannot be wrapped additionally in paper, but simply tied with a ribbon.

Box from under the parcel

If you’re shopping online, chances are you have boxes piling up in your home from time to time. Now is the time to use them. Fold the gifts inside and, if desired, decorate the container: with a ribbon, coniferous twigs or drawings.

Glass jar

Take a clean jam jar and remove the label from it – your package is ready. So that the recipient does not immediately guess what is inside, wrap the gift with paper. The jar can be equipped with a lid or covered with a piece of cloth on top and tied with a ribbon.

Flower pot

It will fit a lot of little things or one small gift, and then the pot itself can be used for its intended purpose. But before you give, make sure that the person loves indoor plants .

Bag of chips

This is a simple, but at the same time unusual option. Turn the bag inside out and wash well. Then cut to make a rectangle and wrap your gift so that the silver side is on the outside.

Fabric bag

Buy ready-made or sew yourself based on the size of the gift. In such a bag, then it will be possible to store something or weigh fruits and vegetables in the store.

Cards and posters

They are no worse than store-bought wrapping paper, and if you choose them with the recipient in mind, he will be even more pleased. For example, a traveler can get a gift wrapped in a map of the world, and a Star Wars lover can get a poster with the heroes of the saga.

Paper bags from stores

Craft packaging is still all the rage, but you don’t have to buy it. Most likely, after shopping, you still have paper bags at home. Cut them up and wrap the gifts.

Shopping bag

Another option for a gift. Put the main present in a fabric bag, and tie it with a ribbon on top. The main thing is to find an option with a print that the recipient will like.