Anyone who gets a gift from me knows it's unlikely to be wrapped in a gift wrap or gift bag as it is against my rules to buy gift wrapping. I will reuse wrapping if it's gifted to me, but I can always make do with using the reverse side of a grocery store paper bags and pretty boxes and papers from other discarded packaging. I also like to gift handmade things when practical. You can see some other gift wrapping ideas of mine HERE and HERE. In 2012, I will not buy a single piece of gift wrap. Not one penny will be spent on this throwaway item.
My neighbor Disey did me a favor last week and I wanted to gift her a little something to thank her. While in Florida I found this gorgeous appliqued tea towel at Anthropologie. Because Di loves to bake and especially loves cakes, I knew she would LOVE this towel. Plus she is a laundry queen and I know she can keep it white.
|It has lovely chain sttiching and embroidery|
|I wrapped up a marmalade for her breakfast.|
I thought a nice pot of my homemade marmalade would be a treat for her breakfast. I simple placed it in the tea towel gathered the edges and tied it with ribbon. No tape, no paper, no garbage. She can return the jar to me for a refill.