Monday, November 30, 2009

Nice Package

www.leichic.comYou spent all weekend shopping for the perfect holiday gifts, and now it’s time for the really fun part: wrapping. Sigh.

What a pain. All those designer papers, ribbons and bows you love can cost as much as the gifts themselves, and sadly will be tossed in the garbage.

Time to think outside the gift box. This year, make your presents both beautiful and eco-chic with Midori-dori reusable wraps.

Designed by Kaka‘ako resident Stacy Uyehara, the one-piece fabric wraps require no scissors, paper or tape, and come complete with a shimmering bow. With a few simple twists, your gift is ready to go, adorned in a bright aloha pattern, elegant Asian print, or festive Christmas theme. Plus, there are three sizes to fit different gifts: one especially for dress boxes, one for DVD’s or other small items, and one just for wine bottles.

And it really is simple to do – watch her video instructions here – and you’ll see it’s as easy as tying a shoelace.

But best of all, these eco-friendly wraps save will save paper from the landfills, and can be used over and over again. In fact, Uyehara encourages Midori-dori receivers to “gift it forward.”

So you might say it’s the gift that truly keeps on giving.

Midori-dori reusable gift wraps are available at Shirokiya in Ala Moana Center, the Kahala Mall gift wrap center, and online at The wine wraps are available at Whole Foods Market in Kahala Mall.

Posted on Monday, November 30, 2009 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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