Sleep: It never failed, because of our anal-rententive unwrapping, my dad would fall asleep numerous times during the process.
Tape: One year, we ran out of tape by the time my brother got around to wrapping his gifts. And you don't just run and get more, when Wal-Mart is twenty minutes away. He improvised. He used black electrical tape. And wrapped that particular gift in a paper John Deere bag, strategically cut and taped with the JD logo centered on the front of the package.