A woman can usually tell if her husband, boyfriend, or son wrapped a Christmas gift himself or had the store do it. Not anymore! A British shop will specially wrap a gift badly, so it appears the buyer attempted to give it the personal touch. is paying 20 of its male forklift truck drivers and warehouse assistants to wrap presents as quickly as possible, using ugly brown duct tape and very little care.

And the $9 service, cheekily called CrapWrap, has attracted more than 500 customers since it launched last week.

Whether it's a book, DVD or something trickier such as a kitchen utensil, the team guarantees to make a mess of it.

I still don't know any man who would pay $9 rather than having the pros (or Mom) wrap a gift for him.,25642,24801456-5014239,00.html -Thanks, Bill!

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i'm famous in my family for the worst wrapping jobs ever. in the past years, i've gotten better but one of the most remembered was when i put the present in a paper grocery bag and then stappled it shut. when visiting my parents, i'm still not allowed to fold laundry since i'm so terrible at it
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I don't have to worry about my crappy wrapping job. I just hand everything over to my husband, who can wrap darn near anything in existence. Gotta love marrying an engineer type... LOL

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Who cares if a gift is wrapped badly, really? I know I don't. I just appreciate that someone took the time to think of me and get a gift at all.

Either way, if you are going to pay someone to wrap it badly, you are better off doing it yourself anyway.
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