Of course! Cardboard present toppers are great alternatives to plastic bows, ribbon and shop bought tags. Using Royal Doulton packaging card you can draw stars, hearts, gingerbread figures and bauble shapes, you can then cut out and attach to gifts as the finishing touch. Simple labels can be made by cutting out rectangles and then cutting out a triangle at one end, then make a small hole and add some twine.
When it comes to gift wrapping, do think out of the box as well as reusing the box. Fabric cut-offs are a beautiful alternative to gift wrap and hopefully inspire the receiver of the gift to reuse it - no tape needed either! Jam jars are great for homemade treats, simply cover the lid with some parchment paper, twine and add a Royal Doulton star homemade tag. Paper sandwich bags can also make great little gift bags or even party bags. And finally, bits of fresh foliage and herbs always look and smell fantastic on top of a gift.
When you receive a gift, just take a moment to see what you could reuse instead of throwing out.