Thanks for the tips! I finished wrapping a few days ago and am quite completely and utterly pleased and excited about the wrapping.
And it is soooo much more fun to watch someone have to get the ribbon off. Tear off the wrapping paper. Open the box (or tear a taped piece of white paper so that the gift was concealed even if the paper was slightly see-through). And then go through tissue paper (or in some cases, towels) to get to the present. (Me and Handsome already exchanged gifts. And I may have gifted a few others to friends and family early, so that is how I know).
I was enjoying it so very much that I basically ended up wrapping every single little thing separately from other things so I could wrap more. There is even one box with just a pair of socks in it! So fun!
I'm definitely going to be a wrapper from now on. (Funny phrasing wouldn't you say... I totally couldn't be a "rapper" even if I tried).
I'm still here. And I've been wrapping more than writing...