Holiday Recycling Tips Published Dec. 14, 2010 By Maj Jeff Brown 174th Fighter Wing Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, SYRACUSE, NY -- GIFT WRAPPING TIPS Great Ideas for gift wrapping alternatives · Scarves, handkerchiefs, bandannas. · Old posters and maps. · Pages from a child's coloring book taped together. · Newspapers (foreign newspapers are great!). · Last year's holiday paper (press with warm iron if wrinkled). · Home-sewn cloth bags. · Sunday comic pages. · A present in a present (for example, cookies in a reusable tin or cookie jar, kitchen gifts in towels or all-purpose cloths). · Reusable decorative bags. · A "Hollywood Box": individually wrap or decorate the top and bottom of a box with a separate lid. Encourage the recipient to reuse the box. Think of using those printer paper boxes. · Purchase wrapping paper made from recycled paper.