Funny gift wrapping ideas

Written by brenda priddy
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Funny gift wrapping ideas
The recipient will never expect a funny wrapped gift. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Wrapping packages and gifts is an enjoyable part of Christmas, birthdays and other special events. Something about a wrapped package makes any gift seem more appealing. Traditional wrapping can get a little boring, however. Mix up gift wrapping with funny gift wrapping ideas that will make your holiday unexpected and memorable.

Giant Box

Wrap a small gift in a huge box. Take a box about the size of a moving box, or even larger if you can find one, such as a refrigerator box, and fill it with packing peanuts. Place the real gift inside the box. This gift is the most entertaining and funny if the gift is really small, such as a gift card, ring, earrings, necklace or a small toy. The gift receiver will have to put forth a lot of effort to find the gift hidden inside the huge box.

Layers of Paper

This is a classic funny gift wrapping technique. Wrap the present in about 10 layers of wrapping paper. This works best if you wrap boxes of several different sizes together, similar to nesting eggs. That way the person receiving the gift cannot tear through all of the wrapping paper at once and is forced to unwrap the gift layer by layer. This can become a fun tradition if someone in the family receives the over-wrapped gift each year. The family can try to guess who will get the gag gift each year.

Empty Gift

Another funny gift wrapping idea is to not put the gift inside the package at all. This gift wrapping technique is best for older children, teens and adults, as young children may not understand the joke of receiving nothing in the package. Make sure to actually have the gift on hand in some other location so that no feelings are hurt. Remove the gift from the packaging and wrap the package as normal. This works best for light gifts, as it is possible to tell by the weight of the package that nothing is inside.

Lots of Tape

Another way to wrap packages and gifts in a funny way is to use too much tape. Tape up all seams and edges of the package so that it is nearly impossible to open the gift. You can even cover the entire box with tape to make it extremely hard to open. This wrapping technique is best for gifts that come in a disposable box and not in something that may have to be returned to the store.

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