TODAY | December 21, 2012
>> home for a long time. it's very disappointing if i can't get home.
>> maybe a delay. i said delay. i didn't say cancellations.
>> three, four days, you'll be out of here. no problem.
>> you're going to take care of me then.
>> we're all lucky we're sitting here at all.
>> i know. please.
>> it's the end of the world
>> the world ended a matter of hours ago.
>> if this is the afterlife, no, thank you.
>> all right!
>> spending it with you.
>> it's very disappointing, after all that. today was supposed to be the end of the world , 5,000-year cycle on the mayan calendar ends today, mythological. the mayans never said it. it became a pop culture thing. here we are, the world has not ended.
>> i think we are thinking we're going to think differently now. i think that's the cycle. it's a new cycle. i'm going with that.
>> does it change things for you at all?
>> oh, yes, willie, and you will find out.
>> oh, well.
>> it means nothing.
>> are you doing anything differently?
>> now that we're in a new era?
>> no. are you? anyone?
>> i had bacon and sausage for breakfast.
>> you don't know how odd that is. that is the apocalypse.
>> i know. i'm like i'm going to enjoy my last piece of bacon and sausage too.
>> that is a sign that the end is near.
>> i know.
>> there were people looking yesterday to have sort of final encounters, saying let's go for it.
>> final encounters?
>> romantic final encounters.
>> that's right.
>> that's interesting.
>> getting bombarded with phone calls , released, put out a video statement saying here is why the world is not ending today. not to worry, folks. you're all going to be around for more centuries to come.
>> well, maybe we won't be.
>> for better, for worse.
>> take two, aan important one. wrapping. gift wrapping . so, giada, come on up here.
>> it's tedious.
>> am i coming, too?
>> holding my ornament over here.
>> this calls into question what they're studying in the higher halls of education. but harvard did a study at gift wrapping . if you look at a gift that's better wrapped you have higher expectations. take the one that's a little more rough and tumble .
>> i like the wrapping on this. very natural and organic here.
>> if you were to pick a gift of higher expectations, you would probably look at this and say, ooh.
>> that's going to be a good one.
>> that's fancy.
>> i love newspaper. it's cool and different.
>> and people know how far behind you are.
>> hey, look, she wrapped that two weeks ago.
>> that said, there's got to be a really good gift in this one now, based on that study. and less is more.
>> when i was little, my brother was seven years older. he would say, savannah, will you help me wrap my presents? i would say yes, of course. and five minutes later, christmas morning , he would say, here's your present. he made me wrap my own present.
>> are you kidding?
>> we have to get to our taker. do you have the ornament?
>> i was holding it for so long.
>> a very special christmas ornament . one particularly caught our eye. take a close look of who is on there. mr. matt lauer .
>> they were very generous with the hair.
>> with this part.
>> the follicle situation.
>> you can get them at bloomingdale's, 40 bucks each. a lot of different celebrities have done this.
>> did you get one as well?
>> i did one last year. proceeds go to the child mind institute , helping kids improve mental health care.
>> rachel zoe all have their own ornaments.
>> let's wrap those up nicely.
>> wrap them in tissue paper.
>> merry christmas .
>> you, too.