Video of Man's Hack To Remove Price Tags From Presents Goes Viral

TikTok is no stranger to birthing handy hacks that make most people's lives easier. Ahead of the festive season, present giving is on everyone's mind and this latest hack makes it one step easier.

For most, the price of the gift is something that they like to keep confidential, but having a half-ripped off sticker isn't always so aesthetically pleasing.

TikTok user @tony.zak shared his trick on how to remove the fiddly price sticker from tags, without leaving sticky remnants all over.

"If you buy someone a cheap present and you want to hide the price, grab a toaster, cook the price tag for about 20 seconds," he instructed, "It should melt the stickiness away and the tag will come off as good as new. Save the money for yourself."

Despite him advising to use a toaster, he actually used a sandwich press in the video, which has a far smoother surface.

In the time since being uploaded, the tip has been viewed 4.7 million times and impressed over 164,000 people who have liked the post.

The hack is likely to work only on thermal price stickers, and it should be advised to fry with caution, keeping in mind fire safety.

The video can also be seen here.

Most were left in agreement that removing the price is an important step when giving gifts. "Any present should have it taken off," wrote one user.

"Cheap or not, proper etiquette is to never let the price be known," agreed another.

While some suggested that using a hairdryer would work just as well, others were left suggesting whole other ideas that they deemed to be far more simple.

"What if....hear me out...just rip the entire tag off," commented one TikTok user.

"Or you could just mark over it with a sharpie," added another.

This TikTok hack certainly isn't the only festive present-themed one of the year to surface from the app either.

In November, lifestyle influencer Chantel Mila, @mama_mila_, went viral with her trick on how to achieve professional-looking wrapping at home.

With an iPhone 13 box as the example, Mila lined it up in a square of wrapping paper and began by folding up the bottom like usual. Instead of folding the paper down at the sides, however, she tucked it in towards the box, making two sets of wing-like shapes.

The first set of paper wings are folded over one another across the box, making a criss-cross shape on the front. The second set of wings at the back can then be folded over too, doubling up on the pattern.

The remaining paper is then folded like normal at the end, and taped into place.

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