It’s A Wrap

Like most people on this planet, I love to give treats and presents to my family at Christmas.

A Wrap

I only have one problem, which I think most men can relate to and women know instinctively. Wrapping presents look more like they’ve been unwrapped, trampled by a herd of elephants then re-wrapped when I get involved. What makes one person wrap their gifts so perfect it’s almost a work of art, yet no matter how I try it will always look like a pigs ear?

Youtube

It got to a point where I started sending everyone flowers so I could avoid the wrapping process. The likes of Amazon offer a gift wrap service which is a real boon. Youtube, where you can learn anything from baking bread to repairing an old shower cap now has a tutorial on gift wrapping! Even after watching I still end up with a crumpled mess of paper and sellotape.

Sellotape

Another thing I can never understand is how little sellotape is used when the wrapping is done properly. I can use a whole small role just trying to stick one corner down. The corners are a real pain too. Folding them into triangles, I always end up with a big piece of paper sticking out which I cut off to leave part of the present showing. Then I go through the whole process again which is why the paper gets crumpled and ripped.

It’s A Wrap!

Although I love to give Christmas treats I’m sorry they look like they’ve been left in the rain. The old saying, “it’s the thought that counts” always comes to mind.

This post is my effort at taking part in the weekly prompt, Holiday Treats.

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30 Comments
  • SueW
    December 19, 2019

    Yep, it’s the thought that counts, Trev. And thank you for joining us again! 🙂

    • admin
      December 19, 2019

      Thank you, Sue, I wasn’t sure if it would fit with the brief, but then I thought it won’t hurt to join in. 😀

  • jenanita01
    December 19, 2019

    I don’t know why we can’t just give people the present, sans wrapping. I know it’s supposed to exciting and a surprise and all that, but why…

    • admin
      December 19, 2019

      Thank you, Jenanita and that’s a valid point. It would save me a lot of trouble.

  • YouLittleCharmer
    December 19, 2019

    Love it! 😂🖤

    • admin
      December 19, 2019

      Thank you very much. 🤗

  • Brothers Campfire
    December 19, 2019

    That is the story of my life! I cannot wrap my head around the simplest concepts. It comes so naturally to others😜

    • admin
      December 19, 2019

      I know, it looks such a simple job too. 🙁 Thank you.

  • Yetismith
    December 19, 2019

    Definitely the thought that counts. We can’t all be perfect! Besides all those crinkles just show how hard you tried.

    • admin
      December 19, 2019

      Thank you as always, Yeti. 😉

  • Pandora
    December 19, 2019

    Women know nothing! I have no clue how to wrap. I’m bad at it. It looks like s….. but my family thinks it’s funny 😆

    • admin
      December 19, 2019

      I bet you’re better than me, Pandora. Thank you

  • Covert Novelist
    December 19, 2019

    It’s indeed the thought that counts. Your heart’s in the right place 🙂

    • admin
      December 19, 2019

      It is indeed and thank you very much for that. 🙂

  • bereavedandbeingasingleparent
    December 19, 2019

    Don’t start me on that pesky cellotape. It’s the work of the devil.

    • admin
      December 19, 2019

      Lol, I can agree with you on that, thank you for commenting. 🙂

  • Invisibly Me
    December 20, 2019

    It helps build the tension on Christmas day when the recipient thinks they’re getting some exotically-shaped gift only to find a book. But more than that, they get the heightened anticipation of unwrapping oodles of tape for a good 10 minutes. x

    • admin
      December 20, 2019

      Lol, I love your description, Caz. I hide my wrapped presents behind all the smartly wrapped ones too. 😀

  • mesabele
    December 24, 2019

    Cuenta con el ojo del espectador. ¿Has intentado con pay de queso?

    • mesabele
      December 24, 2019

      «Cierra los ojos», siempre funciona…

  • ladyp25
    January 1, 2020

    What a wrap😄😄😄😄😄😄😄
    anyway, it’s the thought that counts.👍

    • admin
      January 1, 2020

      Thank you

  • Kally
    January 1, 2020

    I hope this year will be
    One that you look forward to with glee.
    One that will see your dreams come true
    And one that will bring enjoyment to you.
    Happy 2020!

    • admin
      January 1, 2020

      Thank you, Kalyan’s and a happy new year to you.

  • MyQuirkyFriend
    January 4, 2020

    Lol! Gift bags. With tissue paper. No wrapping. No corners. And no tape. But, I do like the surprise of an exotically wrapped gift. I love how you own it!

    As for me, I am one that’s OCD enough that my wrapping is awesome. Hubs doesn’t even try. On the bright side, both of my son’s can wrap a gift better than their other halves. Score! Lol

    • admin
      January 4, 2020

      Thank you, I like the sound of the gift bag, great idea. Your sons are special.

  • JessicaMarieBaumgartner
    January 6, 2020

    Bad wrapping jobs are my favorite gift to get haha They’re so cute.

    • admin
      January 6, 2020

      Well, I’m glad someone likes to get badly wrapped presents, Jessica. Thank you. 🙂

  • tref
    January 12, 2020

    My father hates wrapping presents. So last year he put my present behind the half door under the staircase, and then hung wrapping over the door. He had me wrap all his other presents.

    • admin
      January 12, 2020

      He sounds like a wise man, tref. Thank you 😊

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