By Nancy Groves
The nation is currently divided. Ahem. Between those who’ve done their
From Knot Wraps To Washi Tape: Your Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping Guide
You’ve got to be kidding me. After all these years… pic.twitter.com/dhNgjCVzeG
— Chuck B (@chUckbUte) December 15, 2019
In truth, some of the HuffPost UK newsroom were already well aware of this hack, which families have passed down the generations. But others among us are wondering why we’ve never known this piece of essential festive wisdom.
And we’re not alone.
I’m not buying it. It’s witchcraft I tell you. Witchcraft.
— David Cee (@CanucksIn4) December 16, 2019
Geometry, which is close enough.
— Saskboy from Saskatchewan (@saskboy) December 16, 2019
Ultimately, anything that cuts down on waste for a greener Christmas is good enough for us.
We’d only add the suggestion that you check the wrapping paper you’re using is actually recyclable, as many shiny varieties – such as the one in the video above – often aren’t.
Here’s a guide to finding out which varieties are widely recyclable – or you can make like our colleague Jacqui and have a go at printing your own brown paper with some potatoes, poster paint and whatever small people you have to hand.
Alternatively, if your wrapped presents are already under the tree, simply watch the calming video on repeat and feel smug as a bug in a rug.