How to Guess What Your Christmas Present Is...

Introduction: How to Guess What Your Christmas Present Is...

This instructable will tell you helpful ways to guess what your Christmas present is...In fact it doesn't even need to be a Christmas present. It could be a birthday present!
This instructable doesn't cost any money and only needs a person (you) and a wrapped present...

Step 1: What You'll Need

YOU WILL NEED:

1. You...eyes, ears, maybe a nose (I don't think you'll need it that much...unless someone gave you some food), and hands.
(if you have a disability, I apologize)

2. A wrapped present...



Step 2: The Shake Method...

The shake method is very simple:
Pick up the box or whatever it is and shake carefully. The reason: The object might be fragile or, very rarely, might be a living thing (I think whoever gave you the present would tell you that is was something living and wouldn't wrap it up, but who knows what people do these days...)

While shaking the box press your ear to the object and listen for things sliding around in the box...If, when you listen you hear nothing...then this method will not help you...


GO TO THE NEXT STEP

Step 3: The Size Evaluation

Looking at the size matters!!!

Well this is pretty obvious: If it is a large present, then it's probably not going to be jewelry...It might be a computer (the monitor will probably be in a seperate box), or something like that...


If it's a small present or medium sized present: It could be something electronic, PSP, Wii, or some LEGO-type thing.

If it's really small and a box shape: Something more expensive, like a necklace, a ring, ear rings, or a watch.

If the present is oddly shaped: It could be clothing, something that has been opened and wasn't put back in it's box, or just something REALLy oddly shaped like a toy ponie rocker.

NEXT STEP

Step 4: Sometimes...

Sometimes your parents will be really naughty and trick you by wrapping the present in multiple boxes, wrap a really small present in a really big present, or might send you on a treasure hunt through your house or neighborhood looking for the present.

One year my parents took a ball of red and green colored yarn and ran it around the house and tangled it up and ran it through small cracks in the wall. I had to follow the yarn through the house and at the end of the yarn was my present!

Step 5: The Questioning Method

When your parents aren't expecting it, ask your parents a question that might give you a hint of what your present might be, even before you've seen the wrapped present.

Here are some questions that might tell you something about your present:

1. Did you buy my present already? (your parents might tell you that they bought it last week) then you could think, where were they last week?

2. What's in that box? Only ask that when your parents are holding some sort of box that might have come in the mail or if they just got back from shopping. They might respond, It's something shiny for someone special, then you might think, OMG it's probably for me!

I CANNOT THINK OF ANYMORE QUESTIONS THAT YOU COULD ASK YOUR PARENTS, SO PLEASE, IF YOU THINK OF ANY, LET ME KNOW

MOVE ONTO NEXT STEP

Step 6: How to Know If Your Present Was Re-gifted

Once you have opened your present, do this step.

Did you know?: 34% of all gifts are re-gifted. Or more simple: 1 out of every 3 presents is re-gifted


Here are some ways to tell if your present is re-gifted:

1. It's a Ipod mini.

2. It's only half wrapped (unless the present is some pointy object that is hard to wrap).

3. The gifter has never heard of a Christmas Carol (and is older than 7).

4. The box of chocolates is a Halloween or Thanksgiving theme.

5. When you register your electronic item online, it says it's already been registered. (Unless whoever gave you the present bought it on Ebay, then it's alright).

HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS INSTRUCTABLE...HAPPY HOLIDAYS!



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125 Comments

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clayeyey
clayeyey

22 days ago

so i have this rectangular box and i ripped it a bit so i could see inside, and it's a freaking amazon box! when i shake it and turn it to the side it feels like a heavy object. and i asked for an oculus quest 2 specifically.. oh man! i wish i could open my gifts already..

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EmmaleighTheSapphic

The present that I'm trying to figure out is medium sized, hard and flat. The thing that's throwing me off about it is that it has these half sphere like objects on top of the hard and flat thing. If anyone could have any idea what it could possibly be, please, help your girl out.

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OfficialHaiariboo
OfficialHaiariboo

Reply 1 year ago

Mines to im really tryna figure what it is

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ag0368184
ag0368184

1 year ago

I FINALY FOUND IT OUT ALL THANKS TO THIS WEBSITE
YAY

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hwtkns.1234
hwtkns.1234

1 year ago

ok so my mom has this package its small I mean its like 5 by 7, its gray/black, and its not heavy but sounds like a device, NOW its not a phone I have ruined getting one and its not a iPad but sound like a echo show 5 (witch is something I asked for) she said it was but she said she got it from best buy so can someone tell me what they thing it is? ps. echo show 5's come from best buy and i dont know what it is tho so help me

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michaelpac73
michaelpac73

Reply 1 year ago

I think it might be a ipad

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reidmac000
reidmac000

4 years ago

it actually worked because wen i did what she or he said i thought it was a hatchimal and wen it was chrismas day i opened it and it was a hatchimal

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KacperW8
KacperW8

4 years ago

Did not happen

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Andi ????
Andi ????

4 years ago

What that can i see it

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bob31415
bob31415

14 years ago on Introduction

Hi I'm from Ecuador. Your instructable is very funny! LOL!!!!

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Flumpkins
Flumpkins

Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

Click that dudes name that you replied to. What do most of his comments say?

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Judge GillespieO
Judge GillespieO

Reply 5 years ago

Sorry. Can't see. Can you tell me????

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BeebBeebbop
BeebBeebbop

5 years ago

So guys guess what! My mom for some reason won't let me and my siblings go into the shed. Well... My brother and sister has already seen the surprise by accident.. so i'm the only one who doesn't know what it is. But i REALLY want to know whats in there!!!

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Judge GillespieO
Judge GillespieO

Reply 5 years ago

Maybe a bike or quad bike... Something alone those lines? It could have something to do with a sport you play? Maybe a pair of skis or a snowboard,surfboard,knee board,body board and water biscuit???? Hope this helps.

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BeebBeebbop
BeebBeebbop

5 years ago

My mom brought out a present (I hope i spelled that right) and it is REALLY tall. Not very wide though. My mom said i'm not putting a name on it. So when my mom was gone i knocked on the box and there was no plastic it was in a box. SOMEONE HELP ME I WANT TO KNOW WHAT IT IS AND WHO'S IT FOR!!!

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pokmon987
pokmon987

7 years ago on Step 5

LOLZ. My Grandma was like "Uh... You know that game you wanted?"

Me: "Yeah?"

Her: "Well what is it for? I see XBox and 3DS and a bunch of other stuff..."

Me: "3DS."

Her: "Oh good... Okay well I had it shipped already and I was hoping I ordered the right one."

Me: "O.o *Cracking up on the inside*"

Moral: Listen closely to what people say.

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JoyJayKai
JoyJayKai

Reply 5 years ago

That is awesome!

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JonathanG8
JonathanG8

Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

Here is my story. I was at home with my sister and my mother called and asked can you help me get (My name)'s phone case. For me that is awesome cause i don't have a phone. But what I heard was pun cake. So I have a present here it says my name from my mom and sister. How do I know what it is.