- Wrapping presents…
The first dozen parcels all look fantastic (imo), neat corners, as little tape as possible, lots of ribbon and bows etc.
Then I get bored and everything looks like a 5 year old has done it.
I ‘borrowed’ a roll of brown parcel paper from work a few years ago – now I think about it. Nearer 20 years than I thought! I still have loads left, I tie some with string, some with ribbon, they generally get a good response from recipients.Posted 2 months agoCountZeroMember
Plain brown craft paper or the sort with little lines along it. I used to have free access to a very large roll where I worked, very thick, about a metre across the roll, I’d take about three metres, Rolling it as I went. Really easy to wrap with, unless the item was an awkward shape.Posted 2 months ago
Bought a new roll of brown craft in The Works in town on Saturday as I need to wrap a few, I try to get folds neat, with minimal overlap and minimal tape. As I often buy books, they’re a piece of piss to wrap neatly!PhilbyMember
Bought somerthing hexagonal in shape for a Secret Santa thing. Tried wrapping it and made a right disaster of it and the paper kept tearing, so the simple solution was to go and buy something else that was in a square or oblong packaging. Still use far too much sellotape and folds aren’t symmetrical. Fortunately, the secret santa thing will be the only present I will be giving this Christmas and I only buy a couple of birthday presents a year (one of the few advantages of being single and having no close family).Posted 2 months agohooliMember
I am rubbish at it and hate doing it, no matter how much effort I put it it still looks like I have kicked it up and down the street a few times.
I am thinking perhaps this year I can get away with not wrapping or putting the gift in some sort of paper bag in an effort to be greener.Posted 2 months agoglobaltiMember
I hate the whole Christmas thing TBH, I think it dates from my childhood and teenage years when Christmas was always full of tension as my Mum & Dad would argue and bicker. I’m so useless at buying presents that having to wrap them just makes me bad-tempered, the same feeling of annoyance and inadequacy I get when filling in my tax return and trying to make any Apple device work.Posted 2 months agocookeaaSubscriber
I’m a neat wrapper, I tend to lay out my “workspace” and make sure I’ve got tape (in a dispenser) and scissors to hand, then the missus starts “Helping” and it all goes to shit…
I get her to do the labels, better handwriting.
Anything tapered, or worse yet spherical is an utter embuggerance to wrap.Posted 2 months agomrmonkfingerMember
Couple of quick 45 deg folds and a few dabs of sellotape. No labels – too slow. “Happy Christmas”, their name, our name, in Biro. Jobs a good ‘un. I do actually make them neat, just not fancy.
If it’s not a box, minimum effort routine is, wrap like a Christmas cracker.Posted 2 months ago
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