How to wrap gifts: Tips from an expert on holiday gift-wrapping (VIDEO).

The Easiest Way to Wrap Any Kind of Present  

The Easiest Way to Wrap Any Kind of Present  

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Dec. 16 2014 10:30 AM

Use a Gift to Wrap a Gift

And other clever ways to wrap awkward presents.   

Wrapping awkward holiday gifts is an annual struggle. In 2012, Slate learned from a gift-shop expert how to tackle presents of all types of unfortunate proportions. The video is reprinted below. 

A bad wrapping job can devalue even the best holiday gift. It’s not the most complicated of tasks, yet every year, too many of us struggle with scissors, Scotch tape, and those tightly wound rolls of colorful paper. 

In the video above, Slate pays a visit to a gift shop in Brooklyn to get some pointers from an expert who believes a little bit of tissue paper and four pieces of tape can go a long way. 

Chris Wade is a New York-based video and audio producer and an occasional contributor to Brow Beat.