But this doesn’t have to be the case. There are plenty of unwasteful options available.
Firstly, it makes sense to use what you already have. I have a few rolls of gift wrap that I bought years ago that are tucked up in the hard to reach space in my linen cupboard that will not go to waste. I like to save this for gifting people we don’t know all that well. No one wants to be judged straight up by an odd looking gift!