The chicest presents will be the greenest this holiday season, with plenty of hip recycled options to choose from. Companies such as Fish Lips, Perennial Paper and Paper Source offer beautiful, eco-friendly paper as well as cards, invites and bows.
With a bit of creativity, you can create custom designs for family and friends. Old maps, magazine and calendar pages make artful gift wrap, as do newspapers with Chinese characters. Dress up your creations with bows, ink stamps or colorful hemp twine and top them with natural elements such as pepper berries, dried flowers or feathers.
For the greenest gifts, look for paper made from 100 percent post consumer waste (PCW) and soy-based inks and without chlorine (PCF) whenever possible.