Gift Wrapping Tips For Men

This is the Christmas Season, a time for joy, family and merriment. It’s also a time for shopping, cooking, trimming the tree, stringing lights, becoming EXHAUSTED, and let’s not forget the most TRYING thing of all…WRAPPING a Buzillion Xmas gifts.

Now understand, in years past, I, (Being a super woman), would sit down after work for HOURS and just wrap and wrap and wrap. Finally…I got smart and decided to invite several of my coworkers (Men) to come to my house for a Gift Wrapping Party. I would provide the necessary alcoholic beverages and food, and in return, THEY would wrap my Christmas presents… WRONG!!!!!!!!!!

What I discovered was…Men are TERRIBLE at wrapping gifts. Sorry guys but it’s true. You SUCK at it. Now I can understand why my girlfriends all bitch about their husbands or significant others gift wrapping abilities. ALL they, (My girlfriends) wanted was a little help, as it turned out, they wound up RE-Wrapping all the presents.

Not to fear though guys ‘cause Gift Wrapper Extraordinaire Sooz is gonna give you some helpful tips on how to wrap presents.

1.   Have Them Wrapped at the STORE by a WOMAN!!! This way, you CAN’T make any mistakes. If anyone bitches about it, all you have to say is “Hey…it was that damn Bimbo at the store’s fault, SHE wrapped them.”

2.   Stay Sober--I know, I know, that is asking a lot, BUT, Believe me, the end result will look a lot better than that crumpled up piece of paper, cut all wrong, string tied disaster, sloppy labeling piece of S***T  you call gift wrapped.

3.   Watch How Much Paper and Tape You Use--Many of you guys believe that more is better…BUZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!! By using too much paper or tape, you make the gift look like…Well…A GUY wrapped it. Use just enough paper that is needed to cover the gift and then SPARINGLY use the tape. Remember…You are NOT getting a car ready to paint.

4.   Ribbons and Bows--Again guys, LESS is more. Don’t have fifteen different bows on a present the size of a yo yo. Wrap the gift as described above, then add ONE bow. GOT IT???

After practicing these tips for a while, you will become just as adept at wrapping presents as we are. Hope this helped you and have a very happy holiday.

Until Later…  

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Comments (38)

  1. Waasyon

    How can it matter when you just rip it off. I have it official that ‘guy wrapping is cute’. Especially when it’s jewellry on the inside

    December 14, 2011
    1. dreamshadow59

      Well…OK….For Jewelery…Hehehe.

      December 14, 2011
  2. Nightbane

    I don’t seem to have trouble with it….. ( shrugs )

    December 14, 2011
    1. dreamshadow59

      That’s what you ALL say!!!! Hehehehe.

      December 14, 2011
      1. Nightbane

        I also make me own garb right down to the lace. That’s the secret,good wrapping skills is born of needlework! Let that be a lesson to you all!

        December 14, 2011
        1. dreamshadow59

          Wanna wrap MY gifts NB???

          December 14, 2011
          1. Nightbane

            I’ve a veritable mountain of me own not yet done and no amount of any consideration will fix it. I won’t even wrap them for Friend Artist or me best mate ( though both do a splendid job, it must be said. ) Besides,I’m sure,as woman,no matter how well I do with it,your will most naturally be better at it.

            December 14, 2011
            1. dreamshadow59

              OUCH!!!!!!!! Just sayin’

              December 14, 2011
              1. Nightbane

                what ouch? You are woman, this skill is the natural province of woman.

                December 14, 2011
                1. dreamshadow59

                  OK…..I GIVE you that one NB.

                  December 14, 2011
  3. TomOlsen

    Throw gift into gift bag, add some tissue paper and label… DONE!

    December 14, 2011
    1. sadinne

      December 14, 2011
      1. dreamshadow59

        Thanks Sadinne.

        December 14, 2011
    2. dreamshadow59

      I need to take you under my wing don’t I????

      December 14, 2011
      1. TomOlsen

        GriN I’m done giftwrapping, and they are mailed out!

        December 14, 2011
        1. dreamshadow59

          Lucky YOU…You wanna come over and wrap MINE now???

          December 14, 2011
    3. dreamshadow59

      I was just telling Jeremy, I FORGOT that tip…Good one though, Thanks for commenting.

      December 14, 2011
  4. timholzbaur

    DS, I may have overstepped my bounds on the cookie blog….sorry if I offended. By the way, I am an excellent wrapper. My mom taught me.

    December 14, 2011
    1. dreamshadow59

      Hehehehehe….THAT explains it. Hehehehehe. Thanks for commenting Tim.

      December 14, 2011
      1. timholzbaur

        Always love your stuff…..

        December 14, 2011
        1. dreamshadow59

          Awwwww…Thanks Tim, that’s sweet!!!

          December 14, 2011
          1. timholzbaur

            Not as sweet as you.

            December 14, 2011
            1. dreamshadow59


              Heart***

              December 14, 2011
    2. dreamshadow59

      You didn’t offend me Tim….Wanna wrap MY presents???

      December 14, 2011
      1. timholzbaur

        Anytime Darlin……

        December 14, 2011
  5. michellekelly

    I have to disagree with tip #2. The way some men wrap presents, it would look the same regardless if they where sober or drunk. Just be more enjoyable wrapping presents drunk.

    December 14, 2011
    1. dreamshadow59

      Hehehehehehe….

      December 14, 2011
  6. thoughts_jeremy

    I’m a terrible wrapper. I used to struggle with wrapping everything, even the simplest gifts like small square-shaped ones. Then I discovered one of the greatest inventions ever: gift bags. I haven’t wrapped a gift in years. I even reuse the bags, so they’re environmentally friendly (that’s the excuse I use).

    December 14, 2011
    1. dreamshadow59

      I love that, I forgot that one, see, we should have collaborated.

      December 14, 2011
      1. thoughts_jeremy

        Yeah, we should get together to go over the next blog. Your place or mine?

        December 14, 2011
        1. dreamshadow59

          Well…First you come over to mine and then….Well…Let’s just see how many gifts we REALLY wrap.

          December 14, 2011
  7. uncle_charlie

    If it was important….they would have taught me the skill in the Boy Scouts! I hate being decor challenged….!

    December 14, 2011
    1. dreamshadow59

      Ya mean there is NO merit badge for gift wrapping? I think they should ADD it, don’t YOU?

      December 14, 2011
  8. sleepyblogger

    AHAHAHA… is it just me or does it sound as though you were up to no good? Inviting specifically men over and giving them drinks and food. You were looking for more than just having your Christmas presents wrapped. Sleep well…

    December 15, 2011
    1. dreamshadow59

      Evil Smile

      December 15, 2011
  9. blue_emerald

    Be done with it and get your wife to wrap it for you…end of lol.

    December 27, 2011
  10. dreamshadow59

    Hehehehehe….Good one.

    December 14, 2011
  11. dreamshadow59

    Hehehehe…I certainly know THAT feeling..Hehehe.

    December 14, 2011
    1. dreamshadow59

      Hehehehehehe…..I hear THAT…Hehehehe.

      December 15, 2011