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How To Wrap A Gift

I am, admittedly, the world’s worst gift wrapper… I just can’t do it. I try to be precise and clean, but in the end, my gifts always look like crumbled up paper fastened together with as much tape as possible. It turns out I’m not alone. While doing some research I came across this hilarious article on Men and Wrapping:

Men are not big gift wrappers.  Men do not understand the point of putting paper on a gift just so somebody else can tear it off.  This is not just my opinion, this is a scientific fact based on a statistical survey of two guys I know.  One is Rob, who said the only time he ever wraps a gift is “if it’s such a poor gift that I don’t want to be there when the person opens it.”  The other is Gene, who told me he does wrap gifts, but as a matter of principle never takes more than 15 seconds per gift.  “No one ever had to wonder which presents daddy wrapped at Christmas,” Gene said.  “They were the ones that looked like enormous spitballs.”

That last one is definitely me. The kids (once we have them, slow down) will absolutely be able to tell which gifts I helped wrap. But it’s not my fault. The wife is an amazing gift wrapper. You saw the cookies she baked, how could she not be?! Her mother as well. I almost don’t want to unwrap the gifts she gives because she includes the most amazing bows and ribbons with pine cones and… it’s just incredible. Anyways, I’m rambling here, I thought some other fellow Dandies out there could use a little help this holiday season on how to wrap gifts.

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