In Japan, They Have A Much Faster Way To Wrap Gifts

Apparently, we've been using way too many steps — and too much sellotape

It's perhaps no surprise that the culture that invented origami is also superior when it comes to wrapping presents. Their technique is faster and, with a little practice, easier. Talk about holiday music to your ears when you're staring down a monster pile of gifts.

This trick got buzz last year when the Internet spotted a speed wrapper in a Takashimaya department store doing it. The basics are: Start by placing your package diagonally on your paper, make three folds, and only use three pieces of tape.

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YouTuber BeatTheBush was so inspired that he decided to study the method and share a slower, step-by-step tutorial so we can replicate the method at home. He says it should only take 15 seconds to wrap a gift once you master it.

Via Good Housekeeping.