Monday, November 16, 2009

Taking the Wrap

Consider this: sometimes how the gift is presented is as important as the present itself. For some giftees, you could cover it in newsprint and secure it (possibly forever) with duct tape, and they wouldn't care. The other giftees want to see some blood, sweat and tears in their wrapping job.

This never bodes well for me, since I'm an excellent gift giver who's wrap-challenged. It just never turns out right, and I end up covered in double stick tape and dog hair. And my ribbons and bows, don't ask. They look like an elephant sat on them. That's why this pretty Japanese masking tape is so ideal. It hides the paper bulges and patchwork associated with poor spatial relations and bad fine motor skills. It also lets me skip the damn bows altogether, and just go for an artsy plaid vibe. It's cool. It's easy. It's for the lazy wrapper in all of us. Plus, the colors are equally inappropriate for both Christmas and Hanukkah, so you just can't go wrong.

Buy a bunch of this tape for all your giftees at And then call it a wrap.

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