Guys, if you are like me, you’ll want to save this article and have it ready the next time you are berated for your lackluster gift wrapping abilities.

You shouldn’t waste your time carefully and perfectly wrapping every present with ribbons and bows. Just slap some newspaper or whatever on there and call it a day.

According to a new study, if you do a bad job wrapping your presents, the people you give them to will actually like them MORE.

Why? It all comes down to setting expectations.

When something’s wrapped nicely, it sets an expectation about the gift. And that has a pretty good chance of leading to the person being disappointed.

But by phoning in your wrapping, the person is expecting GARBAGE, so when the present isn’t bad, they’re surprised and excited.

Now, the only way this backfires if if your significant other agrees with this philosophy…then you may be stuck doing ALL the wrapping! Or, you can do what I prefer and just put everything in gift bags and call it a day!

Good luck out there!