Trying to be earth friendly is an ongoing battle especially at Christmas. I hate the fact that all the pretty gift wrap ends up in the landfill because it isn't recyclable. paper gift bags work for me and I always reuse those I receive. I also purchase fabric bags when I see them and hope the receiver passes them along to another person. When the last of my gift wrap runs out (probably this year), I plan to use brown paper (Kraft Paper) which you can recycle. The options for dressing it up are endless. Here's a few nifty ideas to get you thinking about the possibilities:
Love how the black satin ribbon looks with the green and the stamped gift tag. The splash of cedar finishes the job.
Over wrapping newsprint with burlap and adding a lovely gift tag and pine cones looks very finished and inviting.
Find the links to these and lots of other gift wrapping ideas on my Pinterest gift giving page.