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Gift-Wrapping Hacks to Make Your Holidays So Much Easier

Colleen Stinchcombe


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Wrap your gifts like a pro with these holiday hacks

There are two types of people in this world. The first kind are people who prepare for the holidays months in advance, put explicit detailed thoughts into their gifts and then wrap those gifts in such a gorgeous way you almost don’t want to see what’s inside. And then there is the rest of us, who put off holiday shopping and spend the last days before the holiday panic-buying and wrapping gifts in front of the TV with a glass of wine, entirely unsure what exactly you’re supposed to do with a ribbon.

So, for the rest of us, we’ve got some excellent gift-wrapping hacks for you. In video form. So that you have very little chance of messing it up, even if you’re doing it at 2 a.m. the night before the gift exchange.

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There are hacks for little to no tape, how to make a gift bag (the ultimate concealer of all awkwardly-shaped gifts), tying bows and even how to wrap a bottle of wine. You know, in case you want to wrap a little something for yourself.

Simple, clever and easy-to-follow, find the hack you need and say goodbye to your wrapping stress dreams.

Wrap a gift with one piece of tape

How to wrap with no tape

Make a bag out of wrapping paper

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How to wrap a bottle of wine

How to tie the perfect bow

How to wrap an oversize box

How to wrap a cylinder

How to make a bow out of old magazines

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