I bloody hate wrapping up presents

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22 Dec 2007, 8:30 pm

I've got quite a few to do now, it takes me forever. Wrapping paper, who needs it :evil:



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22 Dec 2007, 9:04 pm

I've gotten better at it over the years...still hate it though. I spend hours wrapping the things, my son rips the paper off in less than 2 seconds...then I have to keep the cat from chewing it into confetti and eating it before I can get it into the trash.

I'm just glad it's only once a year.


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22 Dec 2007, 9:20 pm

Beenthere wrote:
I've gotten better at it over the years...still hate it though. I spend hours wrapping the things, my son rips the paper off in less than 2 seconds...then I have to keep the cat from chewing it into confetti and eating it before I can get it into the trash.

I'm just glad it's only once a year.


Luckily my cat plays a round in the wrapping paper and dosen't "chew it into confetti" :lol: . Yeah once a year is enough!



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22 Dec 2007, 10:13 pm

Try gift bags. Stick the gift in the bag, put some tissue paper on top, stick a tag on...and your present is wrapped!
I'd be sick of wrapping presents, too, if I were you. I DO NOT wrap presents well! Fortunately, my family doesn't do presents anymore...and things I do give I put in gift bags, or just give to them.



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22 Dec 2007, 11:04 pm

Its simply don't wrap them up, its not the gift paper its the thought / present that counts.

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23 Dec 2007, 10:56 am

Can you throw any of them in a bag? I'm not a fan of wrapping either, but I do a little every day.



23 Dec 2007, 2:00 pm

Keep your cat out of the room when you're wrapping.



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23 Dec 2007, 3:42 pm

I hate it very much. I can never get it correct no matter how careful I am.



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23 Dec 2007, 5:34 pm

I don't mind it too much but my perfectionism gives me problems. I don't want creases etc... so it takes me a while and I end up hating it by the end of the festive season.



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23 Dec 2007, 8:36 pm

I absolutely despise it. I would rather have a gift bag. I can never get the darn thing wrapped right. There is always a corner off or its crooked. I dont understand it, i am good at sculpture and small gear detail work bt i cant wrap a present to save my life.



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23 Dec 2007, 11:31 pm

I just buy everybody books and CDs--makes it easy. :lol:

But really, I do have difficulty wrapping presents. I try my best to recall how I see my parents do it and attempt for myself, only to use a mile of tape so the deformed wrapping can keep a relatively decent look. Then I'll put the bad side toward the ground under the tree. I remind myself that I'm doing all this work wrapping just so it can be torn to shreds the next day.



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24 Dec 2007, 5:32 am

I don't wrap up presents.


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24 Dec 2007, 8:52 am

Well...it is 2:53am here on xmas morning in NZ.

I have not gone to bed yet and one of the reasons is that I can't wrap the presents and I need to! :evil:
I have spent literally 3 hours trying to do it and the paper keeps on ripping and I fold it all wrong and messy looking and when I have finished wrapping the present I pick it up and it falls out of the paper.. Grrr! :evil: :evil: :evil: :x :x :x


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24 Dec 2007, 9:25 am

i havent bought any presents yet! :o

better go to the supermarket i suppose...



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24 Dec 2007, 10:22 am

psych wrote:
i havent bought any presents yet! :o

better go to the supermarket i suppose...


Yeah! :P



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24 Dec 2007, 12:58 pm

I really pushed the boundaries of inventive gift-shopping to the limit this year - chocolate AND wine 8) :roll:

its not that i dont care, i just find it difficult to think of good things. i dont think their expectations are all that great anyway...