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• Last updated: March 13, 2024

Skill of the Week: Wrap a Gift

An important part of manhood has always been about having the competence to be effective in the world — having the breadth of skills, the savoir-faire, to handle any situation you find yourself in. With that in mind, each Sunday we’ll be republishing one of the illustrated guides from our archives, so you can hone your manly know-how week by week.

While wrapping gifts often seems to come naturally to the fairer sex, gentlemen have seemingly been struggling with the task for ages, or at least since modern wrapping paper was invented in 1917. When wrapping is poorly handled, the paper gets scrunched, there’s tape everywhere, and the end result is hardly aesthetically pleasing. Sure, what’s inside the paper matters most, but a nice exterior adds to the anticipation and overall unwrapping experience.

With this guide, no longer need your refrain be: “At least I tried!” Now your gifts will be expertly wrapped and presented, and you’ll be able to display your handiwork with pride. 

Illustrated by Ted Slampyak

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