Just say no to fancy gift wrap.

Visit your local large format offset printer for large (28 x 40 or even bigger) sheets of excess paper. Or, carefully disassemble paper bags from places such as Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, REI, etc. You can wrap your gifts with the printed side in, and personalize the plain side. Or have fun with the outside; reuse a Victoria's Secret bag to disguise a gift for your teenage son!

About the author

Angela Kim is the Marketplace Public Insight analyst. She is responsible for outreach efforts that engage the public and encourage them to share their insights on topics Marketplace covers via social media, multimedia projects, and the Public Insight Network. Follow Kim on Twitter @angelaishere


I agree to American Public Media's Terms and Conditions.
With Generous Support From...

Sustainability Coverage

  • The Kendeda Fund
  • Wealth & Poverty Coverage

  • The Ford Foundation