The real joy of Christmas gifts is not in the receiving, but the giving.
However, the more you give, the more you have to wrap. If your technique isn’t up to scratch, this means a lot of time spent, a fair amount of paper wasted, and more tape stuck to your fingers than there is on the gifts themselves.
Thankfully, the Japanese, who are no strangers to the art of paper folding, are here to help.
You may remember a video from a few years ago of a store worker wrapping presents in double-quick time. While mightily impressive, it wasn’t easy to follow along at such a speed.
That’s why you need to see the above video from BeatTheBush, who has analysed the technique and broken it down for you to follow.
You’ll still need to cut the wrapping paper to the approximate size, but the rest is all about the deftness of your digits and the finesse of your folding.
Take some time to practice and you’ll soon be wrapping those Christmas presents like a Japanese master.
Check the original video below to see the kind of standard you can be aiming for!