Bad Gift Wrapping Makes People Happy

For some people, wrapping gifts might just seem like another chore on the endless list of things that need to get done during the holidays, but according to a new study out of the University of Nevada, we shouldn’t take the task so seriously.

Researchers found that the messier and sloppier the wrapping job, the happier gift recipients are. Why? Because it sets the bar low for what’s inside. Fancy gift wrapping leads to high expectations, and if the contents don't match the wrapping, people end up being disappointed. Messy wrapping means no expectations -- so everyone is happier! (Daily Motion)