Give them the gift of your face

Ottawa Citizen - - HOMELIFE - MELISSA HANK

Snowflakes, San­tas, snow­men ... yawn. Why set­tle for bor­ing wrap­ping pa­per this hol­i­day sea­son when a com­pany can cus­tom­ize a roll with your face plas­tered all over it?

Just up­load a photo of your face — or your pet’s, or any­one else’s — to the Gift Wrap My Face web­site. Close-crop it, choose your wrap­ping pa­per back­ground and place your or­der.

There are two roll sizes: 24-by30 inches for US$9.95 (wraps two medium-sized presents), and 24by-60 inches for US$16.95 (wraps three medium-sized presents). The de­sign is printed on 60-pound matte pa­per.

“My wife and I are both graphic artists,” co-founder Aryel Rivero told ABC News, ex­plain­ing that about eight years ago, on a whim, he MacGyvered a gift wrap em­bla­zoned with his face for his wife’s present. “I printed it out and my wife loved it. We just kind of gave them out as gag gifts.”

Rivero says the pos­si­bil­i­ties for cus­tomiza­tion are ba­si­cally un­lim­ited.

“The ma­jor­ity of pho­tos that peo­ple send in are faces. We’ve also had dogs, (for­mer U.S. pres­i­dent Barack) Obama and even Kim Kar­dashian’s butt,” he said.

“We want to give this a fun vibe. It’s not about what’s in the gift, it’s about the act of giv­ing. When peo­ple see this they im­me­di­ately start smil­ing.”

Note: If you or­der with stan­dard ship­ping, you might not re­ceive the gift wrap by Dec. 25. Choose the ex­pe­dited op­tion and or­der by Dec. 21 to guar­an­tee you’ll have it in time.

Gift Wrap My Face also of­fers wrap­ping pa­per suit­able for other hol­i­days, wed­dings, birth­days and “just be­cause” oc­ca­sions.

GIFT WRaP MY FACE

Why set­tle for bor­ing wrap­ping pa­per this hol­i­day sea­son when the Gift Wrap My Face web­site can cus­tom­ize a roll with your face plas­tered all over it?

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