Gift wrapping is the artform than can turn any tree into a Christmas miracle. Unfortunately, not every family member has the time or skills needed to take their wrap game to the next level. But hey, that’s part of the charm of giving gifts. You can tell which gift came from which family member without even looking at the tag, most of the time. Don’t know what I mean? Let’s take a look.
Your father is an expert when it comes to duct taping gifts.
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After years of watching you try to peek through the wrapping paper housing your gifts, your dad just gave up and started using duct tape. Unfortunately, his presents look less like a gift and more like something you’d smuggle.
No one comes close to your mother’s gift wrapping skills.
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Your mom drops the mic every time she wraps a gift. They’re almost so well wrapped that it feels like a crime undoing all her hard work.
It doesn’t matter what your evil sister wraps…
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… ’cause you know it’s going to be a prank.
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Whether it’s a box filled with nothing, or something she stole from you earlier in the year, your evil sister’s gifts are always terrible.
Your tía recycles brown paper bags when she gives gifts.
She tells you paper sacks are a “green” form of wrapping paper. The truth is tía spent too much on Candy Crush to be able to afford real gift wrap this year.
Your tío doesn’t believe in gift wrapping. He just gives you something he found at a flea market.
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Every year your tío gives you an age-inappropriate gift, like a six-pack of beer, a zippo lighter, or a switchblade. He knows you’re only 17 years old, but this is his way of getting back at your dad for all the years they shared a room.
Abuela can’t wrap like she used to, so she puts her presents in gift bags.
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But you better be careful with that gift bag, tho.
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Abuela reuses the same bags every year, which means you have to give it back to her in excellent shape.
One day, abuela will pass this sacred collection to one “lucky” family member.
Abuelito refuses to deal with holiday shopping, so he just gives out cash like an ATM.
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Usually he gives you too much cash, and your mom takes it from you so you don’t waste it all.
It’s not hard to tell which gifts were wrapped by your little brother.
You can expect gifts wrapped like this for the rest of your life.
Of course, you can’t complain, ’cause all of your gifts look like this.
Every year you put off getting gifts, so you end up going broke paying for one-day shipping just to make sure they arrive in time. But hey, it’s the thought that counts!
But no matter who gives what presents, the real gift is spending time with the family. Right?
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Ha. Kidding. It’s the gifts!