Reusable gift bags are alternatives to those plastic-lined foil bags that you see sold in gift shops. Not only are they one-time use, wasteful and expensive, but due to the glitter and gold, most have to go in the trash, as the plastic lining means they can’t be recycled.
Don’t leave jute string (or ribbon, human hair, lint, pet fur) out for birds, as all can harm chicks (choking, strangulation, chemicals). Birds have been making nests for thousands of years, they don’t need our help.
These gift bags are different. Not only can they be reused or recycled due to being made from natural materials, but they are also are more interesting. In fact, you’ll likely want to use some of them for other purposes.
Linen & Lisle offer a range of pretty linen gift bags in a range of sizes, with jute tags (hand wash only). Featuring a tie and gift tag, these are printed with unique patterns, ideal for special day gifts.
This Embroidered Little Chick Pea Pot Bag is ideal for Easter zero waste gifts. Made from linen, it’s perfect to use each year, to add an elegant touch of spring to your home. Embroidered with a fluffy little chick, you can fold down the tops of the bags to create fabric pots. Available in 2 designs ( a little chick pecking or a chick looking over its shoulder), features cotton lining and is embroidered with satin thread. Recommended sponge clean only.
Lovebirds Printed Cotton Gift Bag is made from cotton canvas, these bags feature lovely Scandinavian-inspired birds for your own message. The heavy drawstring bags feature either your own message or initials and a date. Ideal for birthdays, Christenings, weddings or anniversaries. They are also ideal for storing jewellery. In a range of sizes, from small to sack.
This personalised love heart jute bag is ideal for a special gift, rather than buying a plastic one in the shops. Designed to last, it has the recipient’s name and a short message, and the tag can be removed and used as a keyring. In a pretty choice of colours.
Forever Wraps Liberty Print Gift Bag is made with a pretty light grey Oeko-Tex lining, in floral flowers or safari animals prints. Made from cotton, it’s good for books, small toys, toiletries, scarf, socks or chocolate.
This organic cotton Christmas gift bag is sent without packaging. Made from 100% organic cotton, it’s a beautiful handwoven pouch, ideal for Christmas gifts. Choose from festive red or holly green. The cotton tasseled drawstring keeps gifts safe and sound, each bag is handmade so may vary in size, colour and shape. Do not wash with lighter colours, as colour may bleed.
Conventional Christmas gift bags are usually made with plastic and foil, which can’t be recycled. Millions of these are discarded the day after Christmas and are confined to landfill, where they never biodegrade.