Use gift bags that can be reused instead of using wrapping paper.
If using wrapping paper, tie with ribbon or coloured string so that the paper can be reused or easily recycled. Colourful pages from magazines can also be used as funky wrapping paper.
Buy waste-free gifts such as vouchers for a cinema trip, a massage or health spa or have a tree or grove planted through Trees For Life (W: www.treesforlife.org.uk).
Support charity organisations by choosing a gift that will go to people in need, rather than buying a gift for someone who has everything! Example organisations are: Concern, W: www.concerngifts.org or Oxfam, W: www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/oxfam-unwrapped.