Saturday, December 22, 2012

Gift wrapping is a bitch

The second most stressful thing about the holidays? Gift wrapping.

First you have to pick the right paper. Then you have to cut it to just the right size. Then you have to tape it together -- without getting the tape stuck to itself or smudged with fingerprints -- and fold the ends just so and tape them. And the eternal debate: ribbon vs. bow vs. nothing?

I like Jimmy Kimmel's advice: Why not just wrap the person's head? (Which, after watching this very funny video of Jimmy Kimmel's Aunt Chippy trying to wrap a box on Jimmy Kimmel Live, in a video titled "Chip's Tips -- How to Wrap a Present," made even more sense.)

And that, friends, is why there are gift bags.

Bonus video: "How to Wrap a Cat for Christmas."

I don't know what drug that cat is on, but I need to get me some.


Sugar Daze said...

Too funny! My very first year out of college I went into Bloomingdale's management training program and had the illustrious job of gift wrapper at the store over the holidays! I'll give you some tips next time I see you!

J. said...

@Sugar Daze, you are a woman of many talents! I would happy to receive your wrapping tips while noshing on a plate of your delicious cupcakes. :-)