As the commercialism of the holidays fast approaches this is a reminder that bubble wrap is a bummer for the Earth (styrofoam packing peanuts are, too). There are numerous sites that sell biodegradable packing peanuts. Among them are:
Biodegradable packing material goes straight into my compostor. I always dissolve just one of the little guys in water to see the magic. It's not nice, but it's better than popping a whole community of bubblewrap babies!