The number one problem with wrapping papers: they are typically suited for only one season, holiday or other highly-particular occasion. Compounding the issue: each sheet and roll remains the same from one year to the next. Here is a two-fold solution, so to speak. From Fabio | Milito comes this ever-so-clever and extremely simple idea: a subject-free, fill-in-the-blank, all-season crossword puzzle wrapping paper that is versatile but minimalist, fit for friends, family and acquaintances.
A cheat sheet is included for those who wish to find a short-cut for a last-minute gift – options include birthdays, congratulations, miss you, love you, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Easter, and the ever-popular: it is not a tie.
But part of the fun is (or could be) filling in those blanks – figuring out where the words you want to select are hidden within the puzzle, highlighting or circling them, and making sure they appear where you want them to on the finish-wrapped present in question. Genius, interactive yet modest. But doesn’t it make you wish it were a real crossword puzzle? The nerds among us are envisioning getting a gift within a gift, a fun diversion to play with when the big reveal is complete.
More info on this unique design
“Created by Italian designers Fabio Milito and Francesca Guidotti, Wordless Wrap is a whimsical word search wrapping paper that has you covered for every occasion. The pair dreamt up the idea shortly after Christmas when they found themselves wrapping a birthday gift, with only holiday wrap on hand. They were quite thorough, and quite clever, with their creation too. The underside of the wrap (the inside) includes the word search solutions so you can easily spot the 20 different greetings and occasions on the wrap. There’s everything from ‘Happy Birthday’ to ‘I Miss You’ to ‘It is not a tie’. (ha!) The wrap ships from Italy and is sold in sheets. Stock up now so you’re prepared for every celebration the year brings!” [via Wantist]