I love giving presents, but I always feel a bit bad for using so much paper! I know it gets recycled afterwards, but I still felt a bit guilty. A few years ago, I came up with this way to reuse old shoe boxes into beautiful gift boxes that can be used over and over and get passed on to the next person. It’s a bit more work than wrapping a gift normally, but I think the results are definitely worth it!
I’ve also found this is a great way to give delicate, breakable, or oddly shaped gifts, since the recipient just has to remove the top of the box, not tear all the paper off or flip the box around a lot and break whatever is inside!