10 Gorgeous Green Alternatives to Holiday Wrapping Paper

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smock recycled paper wrapping photo
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No matter how green your gifts are, wrapping them up in disposable paper leaves you with a lot of unnecessary waste that puts an environmental damper on the joy of the holidays.

Choose these bright patterns, bold prints, and seasonal designs from recycled materials, organic cotton and more for a pile of pretty presents (almost too gorgeous to open) that won't add to deforestation.

Smock Paper

Upstate New York letterpress company Smock sells unexpected holiday prints -- like pink pine trees, red-and-aqua swirls, and silvery ornaments -- on double-sided sheets of recycled bamboo paper.

Plus, the company supports environmental initiatives by donating to 1% For the Planet. (Smock Paper, $16)

Photo: Smock Paper