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How Much Do You Spend on Gift Wrapping?

The Cost of Holiday Wrapping of consumers $2.6 billion: 98% wrap gifts during the holidays. $4.99 Amount spent on gift wrap in the U.S. annually. Price of Hallmark holiday wrapping paper. 38,000 miles: Distance covered if every family reused just two feet of holiday ribbon. It is enough to tie a bow around Earth. 45,000 football fields: $811: Average amount Americans spent on holiday gifts last year. The amount of paper saved if every U.S. family wrapped just three pres- ents in re-used material 3840 3% will have gifts pro- fessionally wrapped 71% of adults will wrap 19% put items in a gift bag instead adults will presents themselves at a store 53% of consumers have saved and re-used gift 61% 44% wrap paper. 61% women more likely than men (44%) to recycle used gift wrap. women men 15.3: The average amount of presents wrapped 20.3 by adults during holidays. Women wrap an average 9.9 of 10 more gifts than men (20.3 women, 9.9 men) women men 3 hours: 4 million tons: The amount of trash wrapping paper and shopping bags alone account for annually in the U.S. time Americans will spend wrapping gifts 25% 25%: expect to spend 4 or more hours wrapping The average increase (5 million extra tons) of waste produced during the holidays Alternatives to Wrapping Paper: 50% of paper consumed in U.S. is on gift wrap and decorating products. Old Newspapers / Magazines Calendars Brown paper bags or butcher paper Fabric Sources: Brought to you by: GoBankingRates.com www.corporate.hallmark.com www.money.blogs.time.com www.cmu.edu www.recycleworks.org www.prnewswire.com www.blogs.consumerreports.org www.recycling.stanford.edu www.earth911.com www.epa.gov The Cost of Holiday Wrapping of consumers $2.6 billion: 98% wrap gifts during the holidays. $4.99 Amount spent on gift wrap in the U.S. annually. Price of Hallmark holiday wrapping paper. 38,000 miles: Distance covered if every family reused just two feet of holiday ribbon. It is enough to tie a bow around Earth. 45,000 football fields: $811: Average amount Americans spent on holiday gifts last year. The amount of paper saved if every U.S. family wrapped just three pres- ents in re-used material 3840 3% will have gifts pro- fessionally wrapped 71% of adults will wrap 19% put items in a gift bag instead adults will presents themselves at a store 53% of consumers have saved and re-used gift 61% 44% wrap paper. 61% women more likely than men (44%) to recycle used gift wrap. women men 15.3: The average amount of presents wrapped 20.3 by adults during holidays. Women wrap an average 9.9 of 10 more gifts than men (20.3 women, 9.9 men) women men 3 hours: 4 million tons: The amount of trash wrapping paper and shopping bags alone account for annually in the U.S. time Americans will spend wrapping gifts 25% 25%: expect to spend 4 or more hours wrapping The average increase (5 million extra tons) of waste produced during the holidays Alternatives to Wrapping Paper: 50% of paper consumed in U.S. is on gift wrap and decorating products. Old Newspapers / Magazines Calendars Brown paper bags or butcher paper Fabric Sources: Brought to you by: GoBankingRates.com www.corporate.hallmark.com www.money.blogs.time.com www.cmu.edu www.recycleworks.org www.prnewswire.com www.blogs.consumerreports.org www.recycling.stanford.edu www.earth911.com www.epa.gov The Cost of Holiday Wrapping of consumers $2.6 billion: 98% wrap gifts during the holidays. $4.99 Amount spent on gift wrap in the U.S. annually. Price of Hallmark holiday wrapping paper. 38,000 miles: Distance covered if every family reused just two feet of holiday ribbon. It is enough to tie a bow around Earth. 45,000 football fields: $811: Average amount Americans spent on holiday gifts last year. The amount of paper saved if every U.S. family wrapped just three pres- ents in re-used material 3840 3% will have gifts pro- fessionally wrapped 71% of adults will wrap 19% put items in a gift bag instead adults will presents themselves at a store 53% of consumers have saved and re-used gift 61% 44% wrap paper. 61% women more likely than men (44%) to recycle used gift wrap. women men 15.3: The average amount of presents wrapped 20.3 by adults during holidays. Women wrap an average 9.9 of 10 more gifts than men (20.3 women, 9.9 men) women men 3 hours: 4 million tons: The amount of trash wrapping paper and shopping bags alone account for annually in the U.S. time Americans will spend wrapping gifts 25% 25%: expect to spend 4 or more hours wrapping The average increase (5 million extra tons) of waste produced during the holidays Alternatives to Wrapping Paper: 50% of paper consumed in U.S. is on gift wrap and decorating products. Old Newspapers / Magazines Calendars Brown paper bags or butcher paper Fabric Sources: Brought to you by: GoBankingRates.com www.corporate.hallmark.com www.money.blogs.time.com www.cmu.edu www.recycleworks.org www.prnewswire.com www.blogs.consumerreports.org www.recycling.stanford.edu www.earth911.com www.epa.gov The Cost of Holiday Wrapping of consumers $2.6 billion: 98% wrap gifts during the holidays. $4.99 Amount spent on gift wrap in the U.S. annually. Price of Hallmark holiday wrapping paper. 38,000 miles: Distance covered if every family reused just two feet of holiday ribbon. It is enough to tie a bow around Earth. 45,000 football fields: $811: Average amount Americans spent on holiday gifts last year. The amount of paper saved if every U.S. family wrapped just three pres- ents in re-used material 3840 3% will have gifts pro- fessionally wrapped 71% of adults will wrap 19% put items in a gift bag instead adults will presents themselves at a store 53% of consumers have saved and re-used gift 61% 44% wrap paper. 61% women more likely than men (44%) to recycle used gift wrap. women men 15.3: The average amount of presents wrapped 20.3 by adults during holidays. Women wrap an average 9.9 of 10 more gifts than men (20.3 women, 9.9 men) women men 3 hours: 4 million tons: The amount of trash wrapping paper and shopping bags alone account for annually in the U.S. time Americans will spend wrapping gifts 25% 25%: expect to spend 4 or more hours wrapping The average increase (5 million extra tons) of waste produced during the holidays Alternatives to Wrapping Paper: 50% of paper consumed in U.S. is on gift wrap and decorating products. Old Newspapers / Magazines Calendars Brown paper bags or butcher paper Fabric Sources: Brought to you by: GoBankingRates.com www.corporate.hallmark.com www.money.blogs.time.com www.cmu.edu www.recycleworks.org www.prnewswire.com www.blogs.consumerreports.org www.recycling.stanford.edu www.earth911.com www.epa.gov The Cost of Holiday Wrapping of consumers $2.6 billion: 98% wrap gifts during the holidays. $4.99 Amount spent on gift wrap in the U.S. annually. Price of Hallmark holiday wrapping paper. 38,000 miles: Distance covered if every family reused just two feet of holiday ribbon. It is enough to tie a bow around Earth. 45,000 football fields: $811: Average amount Americans spent on holiday gifts last year. The amount of paper saved if every U.S. family wrapped just three pres- ents in re-used material 3840 3% will have gifts pro- fessionally wrapped 71% of adults will wrap 19% put items in a gift bag instead adults will presents themselves at a store 53% of consumers have saved and re-used gift 61% 44% wrap paper. 61% women more likely than men (44%) to recycle used gift wrap. women men 15.3: The average amount of presents wrapped 20.3 by adults during holidays. Women wrap an average 9.9 of 10 more gifts than men (20.3 women, 9.9 men) women men 3 hours: 4 million tons: The amount of trash wrapping paper and shopping bags alone account for annually in the U.S. time Americans will spend wrapping gifts 25% 25%: expect to spend 4 or more hours wrapping The average increase (5 million extra tons) of waste produced during the holidays Alternatives to Wrapping Paper: 50% of paper consumed in U.S. is on gift wrap and decorating products. Old Newspapers / Magazines Calendars Brown paper bags or butcher paper Fabric Sources: Brought to you by: GoBankingRates.com www.corporate.hallmark.com www.money.blogs.time.com www.cmu.edu www.recycleworks.org www.prnewswire.com www.blogs.consumerreports.org www.recycling.stanford.edu www.earth911.com www.epa.gov The Cost of Holiday Wrapping of consumers $2.6 billion: 98% wrap gifts during the holidays. $4.99 Amount spent on gift wrap in the U.S. annually. Price of Hallmark holiday wrapping paper. 38,000 miles: Distance covered if every family reused just two feet of holiday ribbon. It is enough to tie a bow around Earth. 45,000 football fields: $811: Average amount Americans spent on holiday gifts last year. The amount of paper saved if every U.S. family wrapped just three pres- ents in re-used material 3840 3% will have gifts pro- fessionally wrapped 71% of adults will wrap 19% put items in a gift bag instead adults will presents themselves at a store 53% of consumers have saved and re-used gift 61% 44% wrap paper. 61% women more likely than men (44%) to recycle used gift wrap. women men 15.3: The average amount of presents wrapped 20.3 by adults during holidays. Women wrap an average 9.9 of 10 more gifts than men (20.3 women, 9.9 men) women men 3 hours: 4 million tons: The amount of trash wrapping paper and shopping bags alone account for annually in the U.S. time Americans will spend wrapping gifts 25% 25%: expect to spend 4 or more hours wrapping The average increase (5 million extra tons) of waste produced during the holidays Alternatives to Wrapping Paper: 50% of paper consumed in U.S. is on gift wrap and decorating products. Old Newspapers / Magazines Calendars Brown paper bags or butcher paper Fabric Sources: Brought to you by: GoBankingRates.com www.corporate.hallmark.com www.money.blogs.time.com www.cmu.edu www.recycleworks.org www.prnewswire.com www.blogs.consumerreports.org www.recycling.stanford.edu www.earth911.com www.epa.gov

How Much Do You Spend on Gift Wrapping?

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Wrapping presents during the holidays can almost be more stressful than actually buying everything. More than $2.6 billion dollars go into gift wrapping in the United States every year - that's a lot ...

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