Study Says People That Wrap Presents Sloppily Are Happier

By Pacey on December 17, 2019
Photo courtesy of A Charlie Brown Christmas

Well this is a big sigh of relief for me. I always think people are judging me for how horribly I wrap my presents. Most of the time I just get lazy and get those Christmas bags with stuffing paper and put the present in there.

If you’re not the best at wrapping gifts, well apparently that means you’re happier than people who are perfect wrappers!

There’s a new study that just came out of University of Nevada found that sloppy gift wrapping can actually make a person happier.

“Specifically, recipients set higher (lower) expectations for neatly (sloppily)‐wrapped gifts, making it harder (easier) for the gifts to meet these expectations, resulting in contrast effects that lead to less (more) positive attitudes toward the gifts once unwrapped,” the study says.

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