Top Tips For Excellent Eco-friendly Christmas Packaging 2023
With the big day looming on the horizon, it's that time of year when we start thinking about the perfect seasonal packaging to make our gifts stand out. In this blog, we want to inspire you with some eco-friendly Christmas packaging ideas that will not only give your customers a special experience but also contribute to a more sustainable Christmas.
Skip the Wrapping Paper
While wrapping paper is a traditional choice for packaging, it may not be the most environmentally friendly option. Shockingly, the Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs suggests that approximately 50,000 trees are cut down annually to produce wrapping paper in the UK alone. Even more concerning, around 227,000 miles of Christmas wrapping paper is discarded each year in the UK, which is enough to wrap the Earth's circumference over nine times!
Choose Tissue Paper
Instead of traditional wrapping paper, opt for tissue paper. Tissue paper is a more eco-conscious choice as it uses thinner paper that requires fewer raw materials. Moreover, it can be produced using natural dyes, making the recycling process much more straightforward. Tissue paper is not just great for wrapping but also stuffing presents instead of glitter or other fillers. Check out our Acid-Free Tissue Paper collection for a wide range of options that are kinder to the planet.
Embrace Reusable Packaging
Choosing reusable packaging, such as rigid boxes, is a great eco-friendly option. Recipients can easily repurpose these boxes for storage or use them to gift others, which reduces the need to produce new packaging and conserves energy required for recycling paper-based products. It's a win-win for both the environment and your gift recipients. Explore our range of sustainable gift packaging that is perfect to be reused over and over again.
Ship Smarter with Large Letter Size Boxes
During this busy holiday season, you'll likely be sending out more orders than usual. While couriers can sometimes let us down, using large letter-size rigid boxes can help. Fortunately, we offer large letter sizes rigid boxes as part of our EcoBoard Postal range. These boxes qualify for more affordable large letter-sized delivery rates. They are made from a durable rigid exterior that protects your products from damage. Plus, they can be conveniently posted through letterboxes, ensuring that time-sensitive orders are never missed.
Opt For Trendy Kraft Colours
Each year we see certain colours rise in popularity. We think the perfect colour to show off eco-friendly packaging is kraft. Unlike regular paper, kraft paper is both tough and environmentally responsible. It's perfect for premium packaging or gift bags, as it is biodegradable, recyclable, and compostable. Our kraft packaging collection features products made from 100% recycled kraft paper, making it a great choice for eco-conscious gift-givers.
Add Your Branding or a Festive Message
Personalise your eco-friendly packaging with your branding or a cheerful holiday message. Including your brand not only creates recognition with your customers but also reinforces your commitment to sustainability. Alternatively, spreading a little holiday joy with a festive message will enhance the overall gift-giving experience for your customers. We print in-house we hot foil or debossing. There is the option of 26 hot foil colours, giving you a vast choice of vibrant, metallic and matt colours alongside debossing which leaves a sleek stamped impression instead of colour.
This Christmas, take your gift packaging to the next level with these eco-friendly tips. By choosing sustainable options like tissue paper, reusable packaging, large letter-size boxes, kraft paper, and adding a personal touch to your gifts, you can create a memorable and environmentally responsible holiday experience for your customers. Let's finish 2023 with gifts that not only bring joy but also contribute to a healthier planet.