The Mandatory Art of Wrapping Christmas Gifts Yourself This Year

No matter what Christmas gifts you’re giving this year, they’re guaranteed to make a better impression if properly wrapped. There’s something about the tight, symmetrical folds of a perfectly wrapped present that elevates whatever it contains to a whole ‘nother level of class and sophistication. In the same way that “the clothes make the man,” the gift-wrapping makes the gift.

If you’re new to the art of gift-wrapping, don’t worry. With a few simple, easy pointers, you, too, can master this skill. Who knows? Maybe you’ll even find you enjoy it so much you go all out like those wealthy women who have entire rooms dedicated to bespoke gift wrap, precise paper cutters, frilly bows, and 10 kinds of Scotch tape. (Yeah, probably not.) We will promise you this: by the time you work your way through our gift-wrapping steps, you’ll be better at it than you were before. Without further ado, let’s get wrapping!

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