Every year, U.S. consumers spend hundreds of dollars on gifts for family and friends, but have you ever wondered how much money and effort goes into just wrapping up those presents? The gift wrapping industry–yes, it has it’s own industry–is worth multiple billions and most of that comes directly during the holidays.
If you’re looking to cut the fat out of your holiday budget, consider using more cost-efficient ways of wrapping your gifts. At about five bucks per roll, you could be spending your money on much better presents, instead of devoting so much time, money and effort to the paper around them. Your wallet, the Earth and even the lucky gift receiver will thank you.
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