Epic Wrap Battles, Round 3: Veggie Vibes vs. Meat-Lovin’ Magic (No, Really)

It’s our final round of gift-wrapping showdowns, and boy, are we going out with a bang. So far, you’ve seen artfully outfitted packages, both contemporary and classic. This week, our two contestants are taking things way outside the gift box in the ultimate battle of taste. Ladies and gentlemen, now entering the kitchen — er, craft room — are our challengers…


Graphic Designer Bree vs. Senior Copy & Content Strategist Anna

(a.k.a. The Maiden of Meat vs. The Vegetarian Visionary)

A little backstory: Anna (that’s me, by the way) and Bree sit across from each other in our Pittsburgh office. For all the things that unite them — a love of beanies, yoga, grilled cheese, really big coffees, and Pinterest — there’s always been one issue that the two agree to disagree on. Bree loves meat. I mean loves. Bacon, jerky, flank steak, fish sticks — one whiff of the salty, savory stuff is all it takes to send Bree swooning. On the flip side, Anna is a vegetarian. This gal prefers the produce section (or HELLO, a well-stocked salad bar) to a deli counter any day. Is it crunchy? Is it colorful? Does she have to cook it? Oh, not necessarily? Then let ‘er at it! (She’s a vegetarian, not a chef, people.)

Of course, Bree and Anna’s conflicting food feels are finally coming to a head in the most obvious of avenues — a holiday gift wrapping challenge! Whose palette appeals to you? Will it be…

Bree’s Grade-A Gift

Gift Wrap Ideas That Stand Out Under the Tree

…or Anna’s Farm-Fresh Present?

Gift Wrap Ideas That Stand Out Under the Tree

Tell us which recipe for gift-wrap greatness YOU like best in the comments — on Thursday, we’ll reveal the winner, and the tutorials for cooking up these snazzy parcels for yourself!

Need ideas for what to put IN your gifts? Check out these great presents!

+ What’s the most unusual package you’ve ever wrapped?


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    Mike Buzzelli 12/15/2015 at 12:33 pm #

    Veggie all the way! Anna is the coolest! Merry Christmas to both of you!
    P.S. I haven’t eaten meat in 15 years and I don’t miss it.

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    Addi 12/15/2015 at 12:47 pm #

    ANNA! ??

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    Stephanie 12/15/2015 at 12:55 pm #

    my vote is for Bree. I think both are hilarious and creative. I eat meat and veggies so I appreciate both?

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    Megan 12/15/2015 at 1:08 pm #


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    MeatEmily 12/15/2015 at 1:11 pm #

    I like the peek of meat. Nothing says Christmas like a box full of salami!

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    Ben 12/15/2015 at 1:18 pm #


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    Ethel 12/15/2015 at 1:29 pm #

    Both are super creative. But as a vegetarian, I have to vote for Anna. Who knew tissue paper could look so much like salad greens?

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    Michael 12/15/2015 at 2:05 pm #


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    Kristy N 12/15/2015 at 2:14 pm #

    Anna gets my vote! And also a vegetarian lunch invitation… What’s your favorite veggie cafe? #veggiesunite

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    Jordge 12/15/2015 at 2:17 pm #


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    Marne (ModCloth) 12/15/2015 at 2:18 pm #



    Seriously, just the classiest meat package I have ever seen. 🙂

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    Jon Brown 12/15/2015 at 2:25 pm #

    I’d make a meat pun, but I’d prolly butcher it. BREE.

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    Elaine Crum 12/15/2015 at 2:33 pm #


    It’s all about the meat sweats!

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    Matt 12/15/2015 at 2:44 pm #


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    StephY 12/15/2015 at 2:46 pm #

    BREE! Can’t beat that meat!

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    Julie O 12/15/2015 at 3:00 pm #

    The steaks are high here… while Anna’s wrap job is cleaver, my vote goes to Bree.

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    Sarah 12/15/2015 at 3:05 pm #

    Anna!! <3

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    Beth Mae 12/15/2015 at 4:06 pm #

    Haha, best one yet. Although I am a meat eater, I do appreciate vegetarian dishes. But that is besides the point because visually, Anna’s gift is spectacular, even though Bree’s gift has an adorable darker humor. But… Anna. her wrapping just looks sooo cute. PS the facial expressions are hilarious.

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    Cody 12/15/2015 at 4:23 pm #

    Bree all the way

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    krissie 12/15/2015 at 5:12 pm #

    anna! much cuter. and i do also love meat (pasture-raised, happy meat).

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    Maureen 12/15/2015 at 6:48 pm #

    Bree, the maiden of meat gets my vote….so crafty and rare!

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    Ed 12/15/2015 at 6:49 pm #


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    Bill 12/15/2015 at 7:37 pm #


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    Donner 12/15/2015 at 8:52 pm #


    Bree Is my Winner

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    Maureen Sratari 12/15/2015 at 8:59 pm #

    Bree for sure, you can’t go wrong with meat wrapped in twine.

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    Jackie Lambes 12/15/2015 at 10:01 pm #

    They are both so clever! For me it’s a tie!!

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    Katie Hubert 12/15/2015 at 10:22 pm #

    Annie Bean. Anna C Reilly.

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    Tim 12/16/2015 at 12:14 am #

    Anna! Love the leafy greens of her packaging!

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    Leslie Smith 12/16/2015 at 8:31 am #

    As a fellow vegetarian and mom to Anna, I must vote for the beautiful veggie packaging. Good luck to both Anna and Bree.

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    Elaine 12/16/2015 at 7:33 pm #

    Bree: I approve of serif fonts!

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    Gemma Longbottom 12/16/2015 at 8:11 pm #

    Bree ~ the packaging is almost edible itself!


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    Gail 12/16/2015 at 8:16 pm #

    The Maiden of Meat…….Bree!

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    Sam (ModCloth) 12/18/2015 at 6:25 pm #

    Meat Princess Bree

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