If there is one thing I am not very good at it is wrapping presents. How on earth are you supposed to wrap up a bottle without making it look like it is nothing more than a bottle? And don’t even start me on the stupid shapes some of my little boy’s toys come in, utterly ridiculous. Well here is the truth as I see it, it is pointless wrapping some things…
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Tips About Gift Wrapping
10 – “Yeah! I hope it is a plane!”
TIP: We might not have much money left, but after the Christmas sales are the best time to buy all that wrapping paper and trimmings for the year ahead! This also works with most season things like Easter and Valentines.
9 – “Is it a new bike? A book stand? Give me a clue here I have nothing to go on!”
TIP: If you want the presents to look as professionally wrapped as possible why not Use a T-square! It might sound silly, but it will help make perfectly straight cuts across wide strips of wrapping paper.
8 – ” Dad! Can you pass me the scissors, grandma has wrapped the cat again.”
TIP: Is that present just too strange a shape to wrap? Then why not place it inside another larger box for an easier life, and if you have kept the boxes from the previous year this will be a great use of them!
7 – “Apparently this is my Christmas bonus from work.”
TIP: Don’t like using tags? Well, why not assign each family member and friend a different colour wrapping paper! This also doubles up as a fun way for everyone to identify his or her presents, just keep it a secret which colour is for who until the big day for extra fun!
6 – “I hope it is the motorbike I asked for! I am 12 after all!”
TIP: If you have some loose bits of wrapping paper that are too random or small why not run them through a shredder and use the strips as ribbons for decorating gift boxes or bags.
5 – “And my clue is that I will spend most my teenage life in it?!? Is it a new car?”
TIP: Here is a great little tip, if you’re working in a smaller space why not make your life easier by attaching all the ribbons, tags and lose bits of wrapping paper to a peg/pin board! It will not only keep them all within reach but keep things together and tidy!
4 – “I hope it is that sports car I wanted, anything less and I will not be happy!”
TIP: If you are not willing to go as far as keeping the wrapping paper from the previous year, why not just use the decorations! Bows, ribbons, tags you can re-use them all!
3 – “Please tell me that is a Star Trek Phaser!!!”
TIP: No ruler at hand for those straight lines? Then use anything that is straight! A dinner tray, DVD case, an old cupboard draw, just about anything can be used if it is straight!
2 – “I hope it is that PS4 I asked for!!!”
TIP: If you are using scissors or a craft knife why not wrap those presents on a chopping board?! It will protect surfaces like your table and as a side bonus, it will keep the blades from dulling!
1 – “I hope you got me that luxury pampers kit I asked for!?”
TIP: If like me you are useless with scissors, why not use a pizza cutter! As long as it is sharp it will cut through the paper in double quick time.