This time of the year, entire forests get destroyed in order to provide wrapping paper for millions of presents. A small quantity may be recycled, or reused a few more times before being thrown away, but that’s a poor second best to having something reusable and beautiful.
Here is a traditional Japanese way of wrapping gifts: in beautiful bits of cloth. You can use your imagination and creativity, and it’s possible that the wrapper will turn out to be more useful than the gift inside.
The source of the picture has detailed instructions.