Yes, we were doing it wrong this whole time...
If you’re one of those people who see Christmas gift wrapping as a dreaded, time-consuming minefield rather than a cherished annual ritual, then this time saving tip might be just what you need.
Using just two pieces of tape and less than 15 seconds this ingenious method - filmed by Todd Tripp at the Takashimaya Department Store in Japan - will save you valuable time, endless bundles of balled up, wasted tape and the indignity of being bested by a piece of decorated paper.
And not only will you save time with this method, but you’ll be able to hand it over without shame at the mangled, sellotape covered wrapping.
You might need a few goes to get it right, and a few watches of the video to grasp exactly what’s going on, but you may never wrap a gift the same way again.
And if this is your idea of an early Christmas gift then don’t worry, you’re not alone. In its first two days online last year, the video had already been viewed over 2,000,000 times.