Woman shares hilarious photo of husband’s present ‘wrapping’ under Christmas tree
A mum has left people in stitches after sharing her husband’s effort to ‘wrap’ Christmas presents – and it turns out she’s not alone.
Liz Wilkinson posted a photo of her Christmas tree and the presents left underneath ahead of December 25, and it’s not too difficult to guess which were selected by her and which were bought by her partner Mark.
On the left hand side are two presents carefully wrapped in tartan print paper, with Merry Christmas tape and a white bow placed on each.
Next to them are another pile of presents, complete with un-festive ‘wrapping’ consisting of the original brown Amazon cardboard packaging.
Liz, from Cambridgeshire, racked up nearly 2,000 likes and has been inundated with comments from others who say their partner has committed a similar festive crime, or worse.
One person commented to say: “My partner’s an electrician, I had bags wrapped with electrical tape before.”
Others said their partners still rely on their sister or mum to wrap their presents for them, and another added that she received her gifts in pink ‘Happy Birthday’ paper last year.
But some jokingly defended Mark, arguing: “At least he’s got stuff… my husband asked me what have I bought myself from him!”
Thankfully Liz revealed Mark had simply been playing a prank on her, adding the pair had always played practical jokes on one another during their 30-year relationship.
“I think the recipe to a successful marriage is laughter, you have to be able to look at each other with happiness in your heart,” said the 44-year-old.
“I could entertain you all day with the pranks we play on each other. The latest is waiting till we are in bed and hiding our slippers under each other’s pillows, it’s quite funny as they are not always there… but you still have to check.
“The response to the photo was very funny to read back, and also quite sad in places. One lady told me she tells her children she’s on Santa’s naughty list as her partner doesn’t buy her a present. That broke my heart.
“So I am sending her a present myself, just so her children don’t think they have a bad mummy. I’m just off up the post office now with it.”
Liz believes she’s already got an idea of what might be in the Amazon packaging, suspecting it hides a Pandora bracelet and charm from her wish list.
“It’s just me and the mister on Christmas Day,” she added. “I’ve told him I’ve bought him a superman cape that I’d like him to wear.”