What we give doesn’t have to be wrapped in something that our planet can’t digest.
Comics from the Sunday paper have always been a classic but the normal black and white print can look very stylish with a simple solid colored ribbon.
Brown paper packages have even a song written about how wonderful they are and they are very versatile. Simple lunch bags can be decorated to look stellar, too.
Seed paper is a unique option. You can buy a small roll of wrapping paper for $5 that is embedded with a blend of wildflower seeds that will sprout if planted. Here is a link to buy.
Then there is the super easy route: Those same reusable bags we use to grocery shop with are a useful gift bag too! If you want a slightly more stylish looking bag try a place like Stein Mart or TJ Maxx.