Should you always wrap a gift?
Neat wrapping sets the bar for the gift too high, intimating that it will be a great present. Sloppy wrapping, on the other hand, sets low expectations, suggesting it’ll be a bad gift. So a sloppily wrapped gift leads to pleasant surprise, while one that’s neat-looking results in disappointment.
Should you wrap a gift box?
Taping wrapping paper to the box could damage it. It also hurts the unwrapping experience. Ideally, DuLaney says, “the paper should just fall away.”