I have always loved making my own wrapping paper. Of course, it does save money, but I also think it adds a personal touch to your gift! So that made me love this suggestion a reader sent in even more:
I use old road maps and even “maps” from attractions like the zoo, botanical garden etc. as gift wrap. ~Kat
How perfect is that, especially for someone who loves to travel as much as I do? I have maps from all over the world! Instead of tossing them in a box, I’m pulling them out this year and wrapping gifts with them. You can customize the maps for each recipient. For instance, The Girl and I love to go to London, so I’m going to wrap her gifts in London maps. Monkey Boy loves theme parks, so I’m going to wrap his in a park map from when we went to California a few years ago.
I think this is such a unique idea that won’t cost you a dime. In fact, it will actually save you money you would have spent on all that wrapping paper.
Do you love this idea as much as I do?
Have you ever used anything unusual to wrap a gift in?