Something I have some to terms with.

I absolutely, positively and completely SUCK at wrapping presents.

If you have ever received one from me in the past, I apologize. Today’s victim is my business partner, Mary. It’s her birthday today (happy birthday Mary!). I had 3 goes before I finally threw in the towel and said it was: Good. Enough.

Lately I have taken to telling people that Declan helped me. That usually smooths things over.

This article has 13 comments

  1. Tanaya

    I feel your pain and I have two words for you…GIFT BAGS!

  2. Anonymous

    Ha! I am sure people don’t care about the wrapping!

  3. aimee / greeblemonkey

    I know I know! But they are so $$$$!

  4. g-man

    Somehow I can’t imagine anyone complaining about how a gift is wrapped.

    Person #1- “I got this wonderful photo and frame from Aimee, it is absolutely perfect.”

    Person#2 “Oh it is beautiful, but did you see the wrapping job? For the love of GOD someone teach her how to fold the paper!”

    person#1 “Word.”

    Ok so I can imagine it, but it does sound kind of kooky.

    It is the thought that counts, not the execution of the wrapping. -Socrates

  5. aimee / greeblemonkey

    Quoting Socrates. Nice touch. LMAO!

  6. joansy

    Costco – gift bags – assorted sizes, something like $15 for 20 of them and their cute.

    I’m so with you on the wrapping. I never cut enough paper and the tape always shows. Kids are a fabulous excuse.

  7. joansy

    That would be “they’re” not “their” – says your idiot friend.

  8. Tree

    I love gman’s fake conversation. Too funny.

    I stink, too.

  9. Amber

    You would never survive in my family, with my sister-in-law.

    Sasdly, neither to I.

  10. Alpha DogMa

    I do the gift bag thing, too. But I’m not sure how to use the tissue paper that is de rigeur with gift bags. It gets all crumply AND flat. Is there a support group out there?

    Also I suck at estimating how much tinfoil to use for packets of potatoes on the barbeque. It must be some faulting wiring in my brain.

  11. Melissa

    OMG – At least you have a child to ‘lend’ the creativity to! I have become a faithful, devoted user of gift bags. They have saved my sanity on more than one occasion. And don’t require tape. Tape gets me in trouble every time.

  12. Heather

    I am wrapping challenged as well. Buy the cheap, plain bags on sale at the craft store like 4 or 5 for $1 and then stamp some designs on them–homemade and NO wrapping!

  13. acethehappywife (aimee e)

    NO GIFT BAGS and i can honestly say I have never used one…I will teach you how to wrap with some fun and cheap ideas. I could even teach a class on it….that is a good idea! I have a whole studio of wrapping paper, stickers, ribbon, and never have to buy anything.
    Martha stewart just came out with a new line of stuff at Michael’s. Do you guys have those stores in Denver?

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