A bad gift-wrapping job just means she loves you, dude

Yea, OK, I’ll admit it: I’m one of those hopeless romantics who read historical romance novels in high school where mid-evil lords ravaged the blossoming daughters of their peasants.

Nonetheless, I’m also a messy, untalented hopeless romantic when it comes to anything remotely crafty. Which includes wrapping paper … and that final act of shoving gifts inside it.

No, you pervert! That was not a subliminally sexual message. You shame me.

It was an attempt, in my exhausted state, to explain why my gifts—and I mean ALL my gifts—look like a wad of discarded metal feces.

But for the guys out there, I’m gonna let you in on a little secret, OK?

A crappy gift-wrapping job just means she put alotta heart into it.

She loves you, dude. Congrats!

Pinterest ecardAnd sorry to burst your bubble guys, but Pinterest does not represent the majority of women out there. I know, O.J. is innocent, right?

But it’s true … Pinterest just makes the vast majority of us look like unorganized slobs who have no money, no style, and no ability to cook.

So when the atrocious monster of a gift is slid your way across the dinner table during your anniversary, or birthday, or even V-day, know it’s a labor of love. Like Frankenstein. Only more romantic.

On a quick side-note …

I just celebrated my six-year anniversary with my hun this past Sunday. Which, for everyone else, is obviously what sparked this whole gift-wrapping rant. Use it to your advantage.

Shari and Oscar
Me and my man, Oscar

Now girls, hurry and share this post with your guys.

So the next time you present him with that horrific monstrosity of a wrapping job, he’ll know just how much you truly care.

(P.S. Facebook and Twitter sharing buttons are below!)

7 thoughts on “A bad gift-wrapping job just means she loves you, dude

  1. I found your blog through the Polish and Publish newletter I’m subscribed to. Congratulations on 6 years of couple bliss. I like your picture and I think you’re right about the weird blog posts, though I find my blog gets more hits when I write about somebody else!


  2. I have to agree with “the crappier the present, the better the gift wrapping.” I find that when I know the gift is not as stellar as I wanted it to be, then I tend to overboard with the packaging. Like maybe the “wow” factor of unwrapping it will overwhelm them so much they won’t notice the lameness of the gift. I wonder if it works?!


  3. See I’m a firm believer that the crappier the present, the better the gift wrapping. My Sister is notorious for giving me terrible presents, but presenting them very well: with bows, ribbons, neatly cut paper, and sharp pointed edges. So actually, I suppose your theory stands up.

    Next time, I’ll be looking out for the worst wrapped present, as I’d know there’s something delightful hiding inside!

    Nice pic of you guys as well.


    1. “The crappier the present, the better the gift wrapping.” LOLOL! I agree, but mostly for self-serving reasons. 🙂

      Thanks for the kind comments on our pic! That was a fun day at Balboa Island last summer.


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