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On a scale of one through 10, where would you rank your gift-wrapping skills? What’s the hardest part?

Asked at Signs of Life, 722 Mass. on December 23, 2010

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Photo of Erin Riley

“A nine, I have no problems doing it.”

Photo of Kaitlin McKinney

“A one. I usually cheat and put everything in bags. ”

Photo of Kelvin Rask

“A six. I struggle getting the folds right. ”

Photo of Caitlyn Tilden

“A five. I have trouble getting the corners folded.”


riverdrifter 3 years, 3 months ago

Oh, yeah. 2; dysfunctional. My sister does it for me. I hate it.

I've got little use for Christmas anymore.


jonas_opines 3 years, 3 months ago

  1. Functional. Not pretty, but gets the job done.

/that's what she said


autie 3 years, 3 months ago

Easy as Pi? I don't know about all that Free State boy but I think I would like to have a cold beer or a gin/tonic with Py......wacket baby....


budwhysir 3 years, 3 months ago

Im a 10 at everything.... Its amazing how easy it is now adays with all the super sized gift bags on the market


Tom Shewmon 3 years, 3 months ago

10 of course, pfft, what else.


whats_going_on 3 years, 3 months ago


I'm getting better, and it depends on what I'm wrapping. Odd shapes are a challenge. I also hate it when you get that crappy thin paper that rips with one fold.


Rae Hudspeth 3 years, 3 months ago

10! It's pretty easy to stuff a bottle into a paper sack.


GreenEyedBlues 3 years, 3 months ago

~9.5. I got so busy this season I resorted to gift bags. I let down my friends, family, and the baby Jesus.


kernal 3 years, 3 months ago

Not even going there, except to say thank gawd for gift bags and Weavers wrapping department!


RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years, 3 months ago

Clinton was wrong when he signed it into law. Thats what I think.


beatrice 3 years, 3 months ago

I go to 11. I've been know to wrap gifts to look like other things -- a bug, a house, a tank, etc... depending on the recipient.


Gene Wallace 3 years, 3 months ago

Had an Ebay business for three years. I'm a 10 with benefits. Except you would never want to try to open a box I had packed. I hear it takes hours. CCG! (Cheshire Cat Grin)


CWGOKU 3 years, 3 months ago

I am a horrible rapper, but that's OK, I am not really into that type of music anyway.



g_rock 3 years, 3 months ago

I wrapped Pi for my sister. THAT was hard but it looked good.

True story for reals. Don't tell her though, ok?


prospector 3 years, 3 months ago


Easy as Pi.

What do they call me?


Bill Lee 3 years, 3 months ago

8.5 with the biggest problem being that I sometimes cut the paper a little too small. When I do, I save it for another time. I'm learning to measure before cutting. What do woodworkers say, "measure twice, cut once?"


pace 3 years, 3 months ago

Minus 5, It looks like I just smash the paper down, usually have to add little scraps of paper to cover missed spots and often swallow little pieces of tape in the process. The bags usually tear, they are too small and I compensate by putting them inside grocery sacks. I have used felt markers in lieu of cards.


autie 3 years, 3 months ago

Is one good or bad? When it comes to wrapping, I'm a horrible, horrible person. I have no skill at that particular task. That's why my gifts usually come wrapped in a white bag from wal mart.


RaynRavyn 3 years, 3 months ago

Unfortunately (for me) a 10... I always get stuck wrapping everyones gifts. :D


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