It's hard to have a holly jolly Christmas when you are forced to open a pile of clamshell- and blister-packaged gifts with tons of twisty ties while eager children await. In fact, more than 6,000 Americans visit the emergency room after attempts to open difficult product packaging—by tearing, biting, stabbing, and cutting—each year, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission
. Ouch! These tools (some of which are designed to exclusively open packaging and others you may already have that can be repurprosed for the task) will help you survive the gift-giving season with your presents—and your hands—in tact.Please note:
Despite their safety features, many of these package openers feature extremely sharp blades and are not intended for use by children; store these tools out of their reach.