A few years ago, I bought someone special a gift that came packaged in a tube that wasn't flat. I no longer remember who it was for or even exactly what it was, but that traumatic gift-wrapping experience is lodged in my brain forever. I brought the item home, pleased that I had found the perfect present, and then couldn't figure out how in the world I was going to wrap it. It wasn't entirely presentable, but I didn't know how to do things any better. From that experieince, I learned that knowing how to wrap oddly shaped gifts is an essential surviving the holidays as an adult.
From circular objects like soccer balls, to wine bottles, to teddy bears, to little trinkets that just aren't square enough, sometimes gift-wrapping can present a challenge. You can always put your gift in a box or gift bag to make gift giving (and life) so much easier. You can even utilize the "just-stick-a-bow-on-it" method if you want to get really lazy. But what if you want to actually wrap the item itself? It's unquestionably more fun to open a gift that has been wrapped than one that's been stuck in a bag (or simply topped with a bow). These tips on how to wrap your oddly shaped gifts will make you an gift-wrap guru in no time.