As kids, we lived for Christmas morning, when we would creep downstairs at the crack of dawn and rip into our stack of cheerily wrapped gifts, paper scraps, bows, and ribbon flying. Now that we’re . . . wiser, we’ve come to appreciate sleeping in, as well as the allure of a gift that comes in thoughtful packaging—and if it saves some trees to boot, so much the better. Enter Chewing the Cud’s Give Wraps, reusable organic cotton wraps printed in an adorable bunch of patterns with soy-based inks. We especially love Give Luck, Give Cheer, and Give Joy, but we’d be tickled to find any of these cuties under our tree—preferably tucked around a box of luxe truffles from Marie Belle, or some artisanal jewelry (might we suggest this sparkly little number from Adel Chifredi?).
And while we’re on the topic of gift prep, for a limited time in our Fresh Picks store, we’re offering Annie Selke’s own Fresh American wrapping paper. Every year, Annie designs a print or two on durable, heavyweight paper for decorating friends’ gifts—and every year, style editors beg for their own rolls. Here’s your chance to get in on the action, no groveling required.