Haven’t you heard? Green is the new black. Get trendy with these sustainable gift wrapping ideas. 

Spoil mother nature this holiday season with the gift that keeps on giving. Sustainable gift wrapping is the perfect way to treat your loved ones while keeping the Earth beautiful at the same time. A win-win. We’re here to make that easy for you by providing some simple, affordable, and lovely green gift-wrap options that look impressive and thoughtful. 

Reusable Tote Bags 

A reusable tote bag is a staple everyone needs and loves. And if you’re an avid Free People or Luma & Leaf shopper, you probably have a few laying around. This year, skip the gift wrapping and use one of those cute reusable tote bags as 2-for-1! This practical and multi-use gift wrap can serve you and your recipient right all year long. 

Sustainable gift wrapping


We’re all skilled online shoppers at this point, right? Maybe even a little too skilled, but that’s another blog for another time. Now, you can reuse all those boxes that have been piling up in your house as gift wrap. If you want to go the extra mile, you can decorate the box to make it even more meaningful. There’s definitely a TikTok to show you the way. 


You can never have too many baskets. Gift your present in a basket for the recipient to repurpose as blanket or skincare storage, depending on the size. You can use one you have around the house that you no longer need (we won’t tell), find one at a thrift store, or support a local artist. If you’re buying for someone who is hard to shop for, baskets are great for themed gifts. Make it a spa basket, picnic basket, movie-themed basket-- you name it! Easy, sustainable, useful, you’re welcome. 

Flower Pot 

We wouldn’t be us if we didn’t include a plant-inspired gift wrap in this blog. Have a plant-lover in your life? A flower pot is the perfect sustainable gift wrapping idea for them. Not only will you get points for being thoughtful, but it’s also incredibly useful! You can place your gift inside of a flower pot, buy a blank one to decorate, or include a seed pack to consider the flower pot the gift! The world could always use more plants.


Don’t knock this one until you try it. Newspaper is a chic, cost-effective gift wrap that won’t break the budget. Sure, you can go for an industrial aesthetic and leave the paper as-is. Or, you could get crafty with some paint and markers, and get designing (Refer to our floral patterns as easy inspo)! Whichever you decide to do, please tag us on IG (@lumaandleaf) because we want to see your masterpiece. 

Multipurpose Wraps

Ready for the cutest idea of all? Grab a scarf wrap and double it as wrapping paper! Not only is a wrap great as a hair accessory, scarf, and belt, but it can also be used to tie your present altogether– no pun intended. We’re all about thinking of creative ways to accomplish a goal, and something tells us your 2-for-1 gift will shine brighter than the rest.

Luma & Leaf / Hair Scarf Wrap

Brown Paper Bag 

It’s time for your stack of Trader Joe’s brown paper bags to shine. There are many different ways to upcycle your brown paper bags. Whether you want to take a minimalistic approach, create little polka dots, or add an earthy embellishment, the choice is yours. Consider your audience and personalize it! Maybe the gift recipient loves TJ’s and would cry over the bag in its natural form. In that case, you might as well throw in an Everything but the Bagel Sesame seasoning to keep it authentic. 

Mason Jars 

Ready to bring your mason jars out of retirement? We know you have them sitting around somewhere. Mason jars are a great sustainable gift wrapping idea for small gifts. From jewelry to a cocktail kit, you’d be surprised how much you can actually fit into these small jars. Not to mention, these jars also make Instagrammable iced coffee cups. Fill one with a coffee gift card, reusable straws, and a milk frother for the caffeine-lover you know and love. 

Take your sustainable gift wrapping to the next level by going extra green with a touch of nature. Tree branches, rosemary, fallen leaves, or a bird feather are all small details that make a big difference. If you use any of our ideas above, be sure to tag us so we can share and inspire others to do the same! May the best one… win a free Luma & Leaf product?!