Unwrapping our tradition of wrapping gifts

Zoë Wundenberg
December 26 2023 - 5:30am

As I sit here in the aftermath of Christmas morning amongst a sea of wrapping paper - that I sat up until stupid o'clock wrapping around gifts - I cannot help but wonder ... why? Why do we wrap presents for others in paper? And by "we", I mean all of us: gift wrapping is a tradition that seems to transcend culture, religion and even time.

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Zoë Wundenberg

Zoë Wundenberg is a careers consultant and un/employment advocate at impressability.com.au, and a regular columnist for ACM.

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