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To wrap my husband's presents in newspaper?

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WheelsOnTheBusGoRound Thu 22-Dec-16 23:52:27

So tonight after 3 months of thinking, ordering and collecting Christmas presents for our kids without any help from my husband he decided that the wrapping paper I used was too boring. So he decided to unwrap the presents and wrap them in mismatching paper that will probably get torn before Christmas day.

Sitting drinking a glass of wine and watching him unwrap and re-wrap the presents I'm thinking up revenge strategies. Wrapping his presents in newspaper and replacing his presents with a horrible alternatives are the only thing that come to mind

OliviaBensonOnAGoodDay Thu 22-Dec-16 23:54:15

Do it. I just went to wrap my gifts for DP to find that the aforementioned has used all the paper we have and didn't think to mention it to me.

I was in the shop today as well. THE SHOP!!


CharleyDavidson Thu 22-Dec-16 23:54:29

He clearly has too much time on his hands!

WheelsOnTheBusGoRound Thu 22-Dec-16 23:55:49

Oh no, and a few days before Christmas too, hope you find some in the sales!!

Sparlklesilverglitter Thu 22-Dec-16 23:56:35

Fuck your DH is boring he can't think of anything else to do that re wrap prsents just for dc to tear it all off anyway.
I can honestly say I don't ever remember what paper my presents have ever been wrapped in

PickAChew Thu 22-Dec-16 23:56:35

You are officially married to a faffer.

He never gets anything worthwhile done. He simply likes to faff!

Hell, dare you imagine him when he's 60? You'll need all the sherry and cherry brandy Christmas can offer, by then.

ChocoChou Thu 22-Dec-16 23:56:36

I saw something today (a meme I think) where the presents were all wrapped in (empty) doritos share size bags. That's a fab idea !

MavisTheTwinklyToreador Fri 23-Dec-16 00:00:44

He's trying to make it look like he's had some input when you've actually done all the work.

Did he have the opportunity to join in Christmas prep earlier?

honeylulu Fri 23-Dec-16 00:01:08

he decided that the wrapping paper I used was too boring
First world problems, hey?

WheelsOnTheBusGoRound Fri 23-Dec-16 00:01:29

He's still going and it's almost midnight, definitely a faffer!
Empty for its bags sound fab, a couple of his presents would fit perfectly!

WheelsOnTheBusGoRound Fri 23-Dec-16 00:07:51

You might be right Mavis. I did try to get him involved but he said that I knew best so he would leave it to me.

Definitely a first world problem. Light hearted thread though

Topseyt Fri 23-Dec-16 00:23:00

He sounds like a faffeur extraordinaire and clearly has nothing better to do.

I am another who pays no attention at all to what paper my presents are wrapped in. All the kids will want to do is yank it off and shred it in no time anyway.

MavisTheTwinklyToreador Fri 23-Dec-16 00:23:12

Sorry, Wheels, I got all serious on your ass. 😀 I do that.

How about used chippy paper?

Strawberrybonbons16 Fri 23-Dec-16 02:21:25

My DP has been known to wrap my presents in tin foil, it saves on the sellotape he claims fhmm

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Fri 23-Dec-16 02:48:14

I wrapped all mine in brown paper and string.

I'd been going through a phase of watching The Walton's which I believe may have affected my decision.

They did look nice and vintage though. This year my paper has gnomes, cats and Phoenix's on. I'm not even sure it's even Christmas paper.

665TheNeighbourOfTheBeast Fri 23-Dec-16 05:52:31

Could you wrap random household objects Like the TV..and the toilet, when he's in bed, because they are boring?

123MothergotafleA Fri 23-Dec-16 05:58:34

Hasn't he got anything useful to do, like bringing home the bacon?!!!
He sounds like a faffer alright, and that's being charitable.

TheOtherGalen Fri 23-Dec-16 06:06:43

Around here we just hand each other the unopened boxes.

lifesuckssometimes Fri 23-Dec-16 06:32:33

Glitter paper!!

Trumpton Fri 23-Dec-16 06:40:41

Do this to him !

JeffStellingsLeftEyebrow Fri 23-Dec-16 06:42:29

Just wrap them in cling film fgrin

AnaMaleka Fri 23-Dec-16 06:46:41

Don't wrap them at all! Or cling film with MASSES of sellotape so he can't open them. Or even parcel tape!!

SnugglySnerd Fri 23-Dec-16 06:51:35

Wrap them in layers of wrapping paper with a thick sprinkling of glitter between each layer that will fall all over him and stick. He'll still be finding glitter on himself in the new year!

SoupDragon Fri 23-Dec-16 06:55:23

My dad used to wrap my mother's gifts in newspaper. It's a family joke smile

MuggleWuggle Fri 23-Dec-16 07:00:10

Wrap them in plastic carrier bags, the thinnest, cheapest variety.

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