Wrapping paper is often used once and thrown away.
Try using colorful pages torn from magazines to wrap small gifts, and old maps or the Sunday comics for larger boxes.
Avoid using paper entirely by using reusable decorative tins, baskets or boxes. If you do buy wrapping paper, look for ones made of recycled paper.
Reusable cloth ribbons can be used in place of plastic bows. Finally, unwrap gifts carefully and save wrappings for reuse next year.