Published on October 28, 2019

Anyone who prides themselves on their gift-giving talents during the holiday season knows that what’s on the outside does count. The only thing that makes an already thoughtful present even better is its packaging; opening it up is half the fun. What makes IKEA’s holiday collection launch even more exciting than usual is that it includes a few very smart alternatives to your traditional gift wrap.

Forget your usual printed paper and stick-on bows: The cleverest gift-wrapping ideas eschew the expected in favor of sustainability and double the presents (each option can be used again after the fact). IKEA’s three easy suggestions will help you stress less, while seriously impressing the people on your list.

Add Some Lights

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A few strands of battery-operated string lights elevate the simplest craft paper—in addition to giving your pals an easy way to make their homes feel instantly hygge. All you have to do now is figure out exactly what to gift them.

Knot a Dish Towel

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If you just can’t seem to master the art of folding and taping wrapping paper, consider this printed cloth your saving grace.

Go With Glass

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This translucent tree makes a pretty centerpiece on its own, but it’s also a festive vessel for candy, crystals, and small trinkets.

See more holiday ideas:
We Asked 7 Florists to Make Us Their Best Winter Wreaths
Is IKEA the Most Underrated Place to Shop for Gifts?
CB2’s Holiday Line Proves It’s Never Too Early to Get in the Spirit

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