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Funny Ways to Wrap a Present

Are you looking for some fun ways to wrap presents? Whether it is for Christmas or a Birthday, you've come to the right place! I've compiled a list of 20 funny ways to wrap presents that will hopefully have your friends and family laughing out loud.

1. Shape the Present into Something Unusual

Here you can get creative and have some fun with the wrapping paper. Try to shape the present into something unusual, such as an animal or food item. You can even try to make it look like it's coming out of the present itself!

2. Use Inappropriate Wrapping Paper

This is a great way to get a laugh out of your friends and family. Use wrapping paper that is inappropriate for the present, such as using Christmas wrapping paper for a birthday present

3. Use Too Much Tape

Use so much tape that it becomes difficult to open the present. This will definitely get a laugh out of the person who has to open the present! Remember, it does take a while to get off all the tape.

4. Write a Funny Message on the Wrapping Paper

Write a funny message on the wrapping paper itself. This could be something like "To my favorite person who I love to annoy" or "From your secret Santa who knows you too well."

5. Include a Joke with the Present

Include a joke along with the present. This could be a written note or even a small toy. For example, if you are giving someone a book about gardening, you could include a small toy gardener.

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6. Wrap It in Several Layers

This is a great way to make the person work for their present! Wrap the present in several layers, with each layer getting progressively smaller. This will definitely take some time to unwrap!

7. Use Unique Wrapping Paper

Use wrapping paper that is unique and not typically seen on presents. This could be something like fabric, old maps, or even pages from a book.

8. Hide a Present Within a Present

Hide the present within another present. This is a great way to confuse the person who is trying to find their present! For example, you could hide a ring within a plant pot.

9. In an Unusual Container

Give the present in an unusual container, such as a bucket or plant pot rather than traditional wrapping paper. This will definitely be a surprise when they go to open it!

10. Wrap the Present Item Well So They Know What It Is Straight Away

If it is a chair or a football, make sure to wrap it well so they can tell what it is as soon as they see it. This way, it sort of makes the joke for you with the wrapping paper being redundant.

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11. Have the Present Peeking Out of the Wrapping Paper

This is a great way to make it look like the present is trying to escape! Make sure that only a small part of the present is peeking out so that it is still a surprise when they open it. However, you could use it as a decoy!

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12. Use Clear Wrapping Paper

This is a great way to make sure that the person knows exactly what they are getting! You could even write a message on the wrapping paper so that there is no confusion. However, be aware that this might give the game away if you are trying to surprise someone.

13. Use Too Many Ribbons and Bows

Use so much ribbon and bows that it becomes difficult to actually get to the present! This is a great way to make the person work for their present, and it will also look very festive. Just be aware that it might take a while to untangle everything.

14. Include a Game with the Present

Make the present more interactive and fun. You could include a board game, a card game, or even a small toy. This will definitely be a hit with the kids!

15. Only Gift the Box That the Actual Present Should Be In

So instead of it being a Playstation 5, you are just gifting them the Playstation 5 box. This is a great way to confuse someone and make them wonder what they are actually getting. You could even include a note saying, "I hope you like the box!"

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16. Get Creative with the Wrapping Paper

Use wrapping paper that is creative and out of the ordinary. You could use old newspapers, fabric, or even leaves! Be aware that this might not be the most practical option if you are trying to surprise someone.

17. Make the Present Hard to Get Into

Make it difficult for the person to actually get into the present! This could be by making the wrapping paper too tight, using too much tape (as we have already mentioned), locking up the present, or even hiding the present in a difficult-to-reach place. Just be aware that this might make it more difficult for them to actually enjoy the present!

18. Use Closely Associated Words

For example, I recall receiving an Eggbox 360 instead of an Xbox 360. It was literally an egg box with 360 written on it. Other examples could be an iPad when they actually just get some 'eye pads.'

19. Misdirections

This is where the packaging doesn't really tell you what's inside. So if a child wanted a new Grand Theft Auto game, you could place it in Shania Twain's greatest hits album cover. This will really confuse them when they go to open it!

20. Themed Present

You could make the present themed, for example, if the person likes Harry Potter you could make a Harry Potter-themed present. This could be something like a wand, a cloak, or even a Hogwarts scarf.

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21. Undersized Wrapping

Use wrapping that is too small for the actual present. This will make it look like the present is bursting out of the wrapping and will be sure to surprise the person when they open it!

22. Include a Note with the Present

You could write a note with the present that gives a clue as to what the present is. This is a great way to make the person guess what they are getting and will also make the present more personal.

How Will You Wrap Your Presents?

Now that you have seen some creative ways to wrap a present, it is time to get wrapping! These ideas are sure to make your presents stand out from the rest. So, get creative and have fun!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Elin Beck

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