What Your Gift-Wrapping Style Says About Your Personality

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Senior Editor of Branded Content at Wild Sky Media. She grew up in upstate New York and Oregon and now lives in Queens, NY. Ileana graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After graduating, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, then worked as in marketing at Oxford University Press. Since transitioning to editorial, she has written for BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Woman's World. She has also worked for local newspapers and magazines in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find Ileana watching Law & Order: SVU, eating ice cream, and spending time with her dog.

We’re just a few days out from Christmas, which means people are rushing to finish buying and wrapping gifts for family and friends.

Of course, some people haven’t even started shopping yet, and plan on doing everything on December 24.

Most people, though, are pretty much done at this point.

If you’re anything like me, chances are you have most of your gifts purchased, but you still have a good amount of wrapping to do.

I have brand-new rolls of wrapping paper waiting to be unrolled and taped to presents. Wrapping gifts is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season, but it always seems to come down to the last minute.

When Christmas day finally arrives, I love seeing the variety of gift bags and wrapping papers under the tree. Did you know that your present-wrapping style can actually say a lot about your personality? Find out more below!

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Perfect And Precise

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If you always make sure your gifts are wrapped beautifully, chances are you’re an organized and meticulous person.

You’re very ambitious, but even though you’re career-oriented, you always make sure to find time for your friends and family.

You’re a born leader, and people know they can always count on you for helpful advice.

Messy But Well-Meaning

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If your presents never really end up looking as nice as you hope, you’re probably passionate and family-oriented.

People know that you’re energetic and playful, and your friends can always count on you for a good time.

Sure, you might have your head in the clouds sometimes, but it keeps you on your toes.

Bound With Newspaper

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If you like wrapping gifts in newspaper, you’re frugal and practical.

You’re a bit of an introvert, but you still love spending time with those closest to you.

You think intelligence is the most important trait you can have, and you’re constantly pursuing knowledge and more information. On any given day, you can be found buried deep in a book or browsing an article on your phone.


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If you ignore wrapping paper all together, chances are you always look at the positives in life.

You’re laid-back, humble, and you can always find a silver lining in any situation.

You don’t really care about appearances and you know it’s what’s inside that counts.

Unique And Original

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If you tend to go for one-of-a-kind wrapping paper, you’re thoughtful and caring.

You’re strong-willed (and can sometimes be a bit stubborn), but you’re also extremely empathetic toward others.

You love learning about the world and other cultures, and you hope to someday be able to travel all over.

Personalized In A Basket

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If you like making gift baskets for people, you probably have a large social circle with a good number of friends and acquaintances.

You’re very put-together and you like to always come off as calm, cool, and collected.

Keeping up appearances means a lot to you, because you think what’s outside can reflect the beauty inside.

DIY And Crafty

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If you like to make your own wrapping paper, you love being creative. You don’t consider yourself an artist, but you definitely have a crafty streak in you.

You’re a pretty busy person, but you actually thrive on being a little stressed out.

No matter what you’re working on, you always give it your all.

Wrong Holiday

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If you always seem to have an “oops” moment with your wrapping paper, you’re extremely spontaneous.

Some people would say you’re flaky, but you’re loyal and trustworthy when it’s necessary.

You may not always be on top of things, but people know you can be counted on for a fun outing or adventure.

Whatever Works

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If you tend to go with the “whatever works” method for wrapping presents, you’re trustworthy.

You can be a bit of a homebody, and you don’t love being the center of attention, but you do like to crack a good joke once in a while.

Nothing matters more to you than your family, and you’d do anything in your power to make them happy.

Last Minute

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If you’re a last-minute, plain-gift-bag type of person, you’re down to earth.

You can relate to everyone and you become fast friends with each person you meet.

Being the center of attention doesn’t scare you; in fact, you like being the life of the party.

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