Tip #3: Do NOT forget to wrap your presents!
This one might come as a bit of surprise to some of you. Maybe you’re thinking, “Forget to wrap my presents? Of course I’ll wrap my presents!”
For those of you confused by this tip, I have a simple message:
Me? I once received a present wrapped in a Target bag with a red bow. On another occasion, I received a present stuffed in a paper grocery bag with no bow. I have even waited to receive a present while someone wrapped it at the last minute in another room.*
The bottom line: It happens! Just DON’T let it be because of you!
Even if you’re giving a so-so gift, wrap it in some festive paper or stick it in a cute gift bag. Presentation counts! And if you want to be green, go ahead and wrap your presents in grocery bags or newspaper. Just be sure to put forth a little extra effort (stencils, ribbon, raffia) to make it look special for your special someone.
Is that really too much to ask?
I didn’t think so.
*No, not all of these gift-giving faux pas were committed by my husband.**
**Yes, some of them were committed by my husband.
5 weeks ago