A No-Hassle Guide for Gift Wrapping
Most guys will admit that the wrapping phase of gift giving can be just as stressful as finding the perfect present. Well, that’s why we’re here to provide you with all the smartest life hacks and nifty tricks to make your wrapping duties as breezy and leisurely as possible. Below, we’ve illustrated 4 easy ways to overcome your wrapping woes. Read and take notes…
The Festive Gift Bag
Instead of giving yourself headaches and unnecessary anxiety about being a flawless gift wrapper, let us offer another option. Head to the nearest Duane Reade or CVS, and go straight to their gifting section. Sidestep the wrapping paper, Scotch Tape, and dainty bows, and pick yourself a nice handful of festive gift bags. They’re usually very reasonable in price, and all you have to do is insert your gift along with an accompanying greeting card, and Voila, it’s all done!
The Fancy Tissue Swerve
Word to the wise, only use this option you’re completely strapped for time, and there are no other options available to you. If you’ve been procrastinating till the very last minute, here’s what you do. Scour your office for a decent looking box; chances are one of your colleagues got an item shipped to the office. Next, commence your search for festive tissue paper, and yes, buy in excess. For the next step, ensconce your gift in several pillowy layers of tissue, and allow the loved one to unravel the tissues until they find the hidden treasure inside.
The Perfect Staging
This method only works when you’ve really splurged on a spectacular gift with an anxiety-inducing price tag. Some examples would be: a pair of Thom Brown Brogues, a Brunello Cucinelli leather jacket, or an O.N.S Cashmere/Yak turtleneck sweater. For a special gift like this, the wrong type of wrapping might even cheapen the sentiment. Opt instead for a perfect staging situation as depicted above, and let the price and exclusivity of your present do all the talking.
The Slick Outsource
Lastly, if none of the options above suit your taste, the final option remaining is to outsource your wrapping chores. You can visit your favorite department store and brave the endless, serpentine Christmas lines to get your present professionally wrapped by a polite bespectacled lady in a reindeer-adorned apron. A quick warning; the closer you get to the 25th, the longer the lines will be, so if you choose this option, remember that timing is absolutely key.
Gifts That Keep Giving
Illustrations by Louie Chin, follow him on IG here.