Tired of paying ridiculous amounts of holiday wrapping paper, only to have it destroyed seconds after opening? We are too. But thanks to the glorious gift that continues to give – aka the internet – we’ve come across a glorious hack that we totally plan to use this holiday season. The next time you’re shopping at Trader Joe’s for Thanksgiving Foods and “Everything But Bagel Seasoning,” repurpose this brown paper bag to meet all of your gift wrapping needs. Not only is it good for the environment, but it also gives off a very chic vintage vibe!
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We love a good gift wrap hack – and anything that can help make the holidays a little easier, so we were excited to see a Reddit user share the hack online after ending up with far too many brown bags from Trader Joe’s. We’ve all been there, haven’t we? Commentators were full of praise for the new idea. One of them liked the idea a little too much and replied, “I plan to line my pantry with all my bags!” (Well, okay, yes for sustainable decorating!) Another review (and our favorite) read, “🎶 Brown paper packages tied with strings… 🎶” If we weren’t already sold, this review would have done the trick, to be honest. The best part is that you are free to DIY it and customize it by adding as many bows or ribbons as you want.
Bonus Tip: Instead of paying extra for gift tags, just write a message on the paper bag itself with your favorite Sharpie. You are welcome in advance and have a good holiday!
Before you go, check out all of the Trader Joe’s products that you can buy direct from Walmart: