Umm, WHY ARE WE ONLY LEARNING ABOUT THIS NOW?!
If, like me, every year you pass on your Christmas present wrapping duties to a sibling because you suck at it, then this will be music to your ears.
There's actually a way to wrap up gifts in 15 seconds or less without making it look like your dog's done it.
The method is so simple. Lemme walk you through it step by step. Please keep your arms and legs inside the sleigh at all times. Things are about to get wild.
First, place the present on top of wrapping paper (sorry, I don't mean to patronize you, but you came here for help, and help is what you shall receive).
The paper should be big enough so it overlaps lengthways like this:
And comes up to the sides width-ways like this:
Got it? Good. The wrapping can commence. Turn your present so it's laying diagonally across the paper.
Tip it over on one side and pull up one corner of the wrapping paper.
Give it a pinch and fold it over the bottom.
Grab the edge of paper farthest from you and pull it toward you, wrapping it over the top of the gift.
Flip the present over and continue wrapping the paper around the base.
Then you've only got the top left to fold.
AND YOU'RE DONE.
Simple, smooth, elegant. Your mom's not going to believe her peepers -- she'll think you had it wrapped at the store.
Here's our handy gift-wrapper who broke down the technique for us:
He definitely didn't do it in 15 seconds — but this guy did. Actually, he's so fast, I think it's more like 12 seconds.
The video comes straight from the Takashimaya Department Store in Japan.
Take a look:
Happy wrapping, everyone!