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Unwrapping The Best: Putting Gift Wrap Cutters to The Test

October 11, 2023

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If you’re anything like me, you’re always on the hunt for a product that might save you some time (or at least a headache). Last year, I bought a gift wrap cutter that I used during the Holiday rush, and it saved me so much hassle. I liked the one I used, but it made me wonder if there were better gift wrap cutters out there, so I ordered a variety and put them to the test. Here’s how it went!

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One thing we realized immediately with these cuff cutters is that they don’t work well with larger wrapping paper rolls. This fit pretty snugly over the larger roll we used, but the blade worked great, and it got the job done. Comes in a pack of two!

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I liked this one better than the black cuff! It fits better over the roll and cuts better. My favorite part about this is that you can store this cuff over your gift wrap rolls to keep them from unraveling. The downside is that you can’t really use this for cutting scrap pieces. Comes in a pack of two!

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This cutter took a second to figure out how to use, but once we got it going, it was incredibly satisfying. It comes with extra blades, but I, for one, am not thrilled about the idea of swapping razor-sharp blades in and out.

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This one wasn’t anything to write home about. It got the job done, but I could feel a bit of friction as I went.

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Next up, we have these two green cutters that come with 10 extra blades. Again, nothing amazing, and I could feel some resistance getting started.


Would not recommend this again! This was not sharp, and it rippled the paper all the way through.

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I loved this one! The ergonomic shape fits so comfortably in my hand, and there was no cutting resistance — smooth like butter. The blade is completely hidden, and it has an edge that curls ribbons. I’ll certainly be using this tool a lot. The only downside is that it only comes in this bright blue color.

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This one is very similar to the helix design but didn’t work nearly as well. It does, however, come in a pack of 3 with extra blades.

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As cute as these little cloud blades are, we realized that you can only use them if you’ve got a cutting mat underneath, or else the blade will cut through. So they might not make great wrapping paper cutters, but they could be great on a keychain for those times you find yourself in need of a box opener.

Helix Paper Cutter

This was my favorite cutter by far! Super straightforward and simple to use, but most importantly, it worked every single time.

Wrapping Paper Cutting Tube

The cuff falls in second place! It cuts beautifully, but my favorite part is that it stores over the roll to keep it from unraveling.

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