When wrapping holiday gifts, take some great advice from Laura Serino, an associate editor at Family Circle magazine.

Serino goes green by wrapping her packages in the brown paper bags she gets at the grocery store.

“I’ll either take my time to personalize the packaging with a marker, or just pick some evergreens from outside to lay on top,” she tells readers in the December issue. “Wrapping paper is too pricey and wasteful!”

For more eco-friendly tips, visit the Green Living section of our Organic Blog.