Fabric designer Amy Butler has reinvented some of her cheery patterns as Gift Wrap Green, a collection of wrapping paper and gift bags made of 100% post-consumer recycled paper that’s printed with soy-based inks ($12.75 for a set of three rolls). www.amybutlerdesign.com
Embellish your packages with biodegradable, natural cotton ribbons from Cream City Ribbon. The ribbons, which are printed with soy-based inks, are sold individually ($5.99 to $7.45 for a 10-yard spool) or as a kit of 20 designs ($49.99 for 100 yards). www.creamcityribbon.com
Corral your gift-wrapping supplies in an under-the-bed storage piece, such as this canvas Hideaway Storage Bin by Hable Construction ($215). www.hableconstruction.com Inexpensive plastic and recycled fiberboard ones are available at The Container Store. www.containerstore.com
Resolutions for Your Home
Start 2009 off right with a few resolutions we promise you won’t mind keeping.