• Sun, Dec 18 2011

Gallery: What Your Holiday Gift Wrapping Says About You

Did anyone else spend the last 48 hours with pop-up tape strips, gift wrap of every color and ribbon knotting in the bottom of their supply bag? That’s right, it was the weekend of wrapping. We’re all preparing for Christmas, getting ready to share our presents with our excited and anxious children. All the shopping may be done, but that doesn’t mean that the work is over.

I’m sure that you’re all professional wrappers, with bells and pine cones attached to beautiful hand-made bows. You have matching ribbon for every paper you’ve bought and your gift tags are shaped like ornaments and tied to all that pretty ribbon. No sticker tags for you, right? Well Perfect McPerfectpants, not everyone can be you. Some of us resort to gift bags!

In the spirit of holiday joy, I thought we would take a quick minute to judge you based on your wrapping choices and ability. A book is only as good as it’s cover, right? Wait, that’s not right…

Oh well, here we go anyways.

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  • Nessy

    Pretty much all of my presents looked like slide #3 last year. My rum/eggnog ratio was WAY off.

    • Lindsay Cross

      That just made my day. In our house, it’s a problem with the Bailey’s – Hot Cocoa ratio. But I completely understand what you’re saying!

  • SMiaVS

    Hang on, you tip your hat to “eco-friendly” people who wrap their presents in newspaper, but give people who uses gift bags a hard time? They’re reusable, you know. Personally, I prefer scarves to traditional wrapping paper. It’s better for the environment and adds another aspect to the gift. Then again, I live in Paris, and you can find an attractive scarf for a couple of bucks. Good luck finding attractive wrapping paper/gift bags for that price….

  • SMiaVS

    Hang on, you tip your hat to “eco-friendly” people who wrap their presents in newspaper, but give people who uses gift bags a hard time? They’re reusable, you know. Personally, I prefer scarves to traditional wrapping paper. It’s better for the environment and adds another aspect to the gift. Then again, I live in Paris, and you can find an attractive scarf for a couple of bucks. Good luck finding attractive wrapping paper/gift bags for that price….

  • Sweetpea

    My present wrapping skills suck. One year I resorted to putting everything in little cloth drawstring bags (to my credit, I did make them myself), and the following year, I wrapped NOTHING. ( Granted, the gifts were so large ( bike, mini piano) that there was no way to wrap them. I COULD have wrapped the accessories, but….I didn’t. This year I did wrap. They suck. But its what’s inside that counts, right?