Gift Boxes: Outside the Box

August 23, 2010

in gift & gourmet business, Gift Basket Tips, How Tos, Packaging

Outside-the-Box Thoughts On Not-So-Plain Kraft Boxes

Need to create a lot of gift boxes and keep costs to a minimum? Try a kraft or white gift box for the base. The gift box shown at right, the KG09 kraft gift box, only costs about a quarter, and with a few creative touches, it’s sensational.

Our medium basket box bench fits inside nicely and makes a good base for the gifts. (Kraft paper or newsprint will work also). To help support the height of the gifts, just leave the lid up. Add a little bit of shred for filler and your choice of embellishments. We added a mulberry tissue fan and a Sinamay bow to complete this look.

The 80% recycled pink jewelry box and the ballotin and truffle boxes used in the gift basket above could hold any manner of small delights: soaps, gift cards, jewelry or candies (remember, use a liner like candy cups with edible gifts). And the little pink bakery box shown would be a charming addition too! Tuck the lids inside, secure with ribbons and voilà – a girly gift!

An inspired wedding idea:
Take our little white gloss 2-inch square box, fill it with seed, seal with a customized label and monogrammed satin ribbon, then hand it out for the traditional rice toss. Bon Voyage!

Are your creative gears rolling yet? Share your great packaging ideas. Post them here.

Kathy Green
Packaging Consultant


Kathy works with the Nashville Wraps’ Marketing Team as a packaging consultant and photo stylist. She is also a Master Gardener and enjoys her greenhouse and garden, three spoiled dogs, hubby and grandkids in her spare time. She also loves any kind of craft and spends rainy days in the art studio she shares with her creative husband, Bill.

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Valerie Peli September 1, 2010 at 3:41 pm

I love simple ideas like this! Working on my holiday line right now so excellent timing.

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