Some holiday shoppers have noticed something off about their wrapping paper this year.
Social media users have been taking to Twitter and Instagram to share photos of their gift wrap, admitting that they only realized that something was wrong once they’d opened it up — or worse, actually wrapped their gifts.
Boasting unforgivable typos and nonsense words, as well as some very inappropriate language, this paper seems destined for the recycling bin (or at least a very understanding recipient).
Curses: Twitter user Rachel wrote: ‘I accidentally bought wrapping paper that says merry s**tmas instead of christmas omg’
Uh oh: Rachel apparently bought a variety pack, admitting, ‘I need to pay more attention to packs of 3 wrapping paper’
One Twitter user name Rachel said that she bought a variety pack of three different holiday papers that she thought were simple and festive.
It wasn’t until she got home and wrapped up her gifts that she she realized that what she thought was just a red and white snowflake print actually had a written message — and it wasn’t a nice one.
Scrawled in a faux-needlepoint print, the words ‘Merry S**tmas’ are written across the paper. Another roll with a silver box print and red and green words had a rude message too, saying: ‘This is your present. S*** hot gift inside.’
‘I need to pay more attention to packs of 3 wrapping paper haha,’ Rachel wrote.
Typo: Carol Fisher Saller shared her festive paper, which is completely misspelled, writing, ‘my annual holiday caution: Always proofread the wrapping paper!’
Scrabble: Pippa Bailey shared her wrapping paper filled out with completely misspelled and jumbled-up letters, saying, ‘hmm something doesn’t seem right here’
Meanwhile, Twitter user Carol Fisher Saller found something amiss with her own paper, though it was more G-rated.
‘My annual holiday caution: Always proofread the wrapping paper!’ she wrote, sharing a photo of her gift wrap covered in the words ‘Merry Chrismast.’
On Instagram, a woman named Pippa Bailey shared her confusion over some Christmas-themed wrapping paper that was designed to look like a crossword puzzle filled out with holiday words.
But while words like ‘snowman,’ ‘mistletoe,’ ‘Christmas,’ ‘peace,’ ‘festive,’ and ‘season’ are visible, a closer look reveals that some letters were put in boxes for no reason at all.
Some lines have nonsense words and phrases like ‘ain,’ ‘snowr,’ ‘eason,’ ‘Tistmascarol,’ ‘Christmascai,’ and ‘reinreindeer.’