This quick Japanese tip will change the way you wrap your gifts this year.


Gift wrapping becomes a tedious and time consuming chore during the holiday season. I know I am a terrible gift wrapper and dread this task every year. If you’re like me and hate wrapping gifts, then you’ll love this amazingly simple Japanese gift wrapping method!

YouTuber BeatTheBush shows us this quick wrapping technique that allows you to wrap all the gifts on your list neatly and beautifully.

Before you begin this quick wrapping technique, make sure the wrapping paper you have is large enough to cover the entire width of the gift in question. It should be long enough to cover the long sides of the gift and tall enough to cover the height of the short sides of the gift.

Once you have cut the wrapping paper to the right size, you can get to work.

How to Speed Wrap a Gift

Step 1: Put your gift right in the middle of the wrapping paper square and roll it. It should now be adjacent to one corner of the wrapping paper.

Step 2: Pull up the edge nearest your gift onto the present itself. This will create an edge in the wrapping paper below, which you’ll want to get a hold of. Try pinching between your thumb and index finger for the best grip!

Step 3: Start to pull up the edge along the short side of the present. Use your index finger to push the paper in, creating a fold. Wrap this fold all the way up, as far as it’ll go, and tape it in place.

Step 4: Repeat Steps 2 and 3 with the next corner you’ve created. Tape your second edge into place.

Step 5: For the final side, pull the paper out so you can straighten the edges, then use both your index fingers to pull it up onto the gift. Tape into place to complete your wrapping!

Surprisingly simple considering how amazing the gift looks afterwards! No more messily wrapped gifts for your friends and family.

At first, this technique might take a couple tries to get the hang of; you might want to practice a few times on some old wrapping paper and an empty box. Once you nail the method, we guarantee you’ll be a speed wrapping machine! And just in time for the hectic holiday season, too.

What do you think about this speed-wrapping technique?

Do you wrap your gifts in a way that you consider quicker, prettier, or more efficient?

If so, share your wrapping skills in the comment