Gift wrapping matters a lot. Even a small present can look attractive and original due to an unusual box. Many still underestimate its role. Remember how children enjoy unfolding layers of paper to get to the desired gift. Therefore, propose to take a closer look at the options for boxes. Taking note of the ideas suggested below, you can easily surprise your family and loved ones on any holiday.
On the shelves of souvenir shops and flor shops you can find a large number of different gift boxes. All of them look very nice, but not everyone is suitable for your gift. The most important parameter will be the style and size. It’s okay if the package is a little larger than the size of the gift. Inside it will be possible to put special decorative elements in the form of paper, foam balls or special long shavings.
Sometimes a gift consists of several elements. Then you will need to look for a box with several compartments. This is a very good option for an ordinary gift. In additional sections, you can put sets and other items.
There are many different gift boxes. Some of them are more traditional, others have an unusual shape and design. But all of them can be divided into certain types. So, it will be easier for you to decide on the right option when the question of choice arises.
Wooden box and crates
This type of packaging always looks very expensive and respectable. It is especially ll suited for gift wrapping for a man. Thanks to his brutal appearance, he will fully correspond to the harsh disposition of a man who does not accept various bows and bright packaging.
You can easily put a real “gentleman’s set” in it. Usually it includes expensive alcohol, perfume or other attributes. The box or box does not need to be decorated additionally. But the engraving will be most lcome. This will only emphasize the status of the gift.
You can make it yourself or purchase it in a specialized store. If you do it yourself, make sure that it is new cardboard (and not the one left from an unnecessary shoe box). There are several packaging options here. You can simply take a box, put a gift in it and tie it with an elegant ribbon. And you can additionally pack it in gift paper.
The last option is good when the appearance of the box does not match your ideas of beauty. Now are talking about a regular rectangular box, but it can also have various shapes. It is enough to find the stencil you need, print and cut the blank on it. Usually the collection of the box itself does not take much time and effort.
Such a romantic package is perfect for presenting a gift to a very close loved one. But do not think that it can only be your girlfriend (boyfriend) or spouse (husband). If girlfriends have a rather warm relationship, then they can arrange a present in this form. In addition, do not forget about the main women in our lives — these are our mothers.
It is the shape of the heart that will help her express all her love and gratitude, because do not often tell them about how dear they are to us and how love them.
This is a very unusual box shape. It is ideal if you need to give a little surprise. The triangular box already looks like a piece of cake. But this impression can be strengthened if you arrange it accordingly.
If you already have a ready-made box, then it will need to be pasted over with printed drawings in the form of a piece of cake. If you purchased such ready-made packaging in a store, then you don’t have to do anything else, because even a ribbon will be superfluous.
This is a great option that will suit a variety of gift options. Flors decorated in such a hat box will look especially original. The lor round boxes can hold cupcakes and muffins. If you give a soft toy to a child or a girl, then it will also comfortably fit in a round package of the appropriate size.
The round shape is interesting in itself, so it is not necessary to decorate it additionally. In most cases, it comes with a lid, so it is on it that you can place a bow, which will be enough. You can also find crafted round boxes on the market that look very elegant.
Today, another version of such a package made of transparent thin plastic is also offered. If you want to demonstrate the beauty of your presentation, then choose this option.
In addition to the shape and color, the boxes may also differ in subject matter. For example, it would be very correct to pack a present in the shape of a Christmas tree for the New Year. But here it is not suitable for any other case. Therefore, the choice of a gift box is largely influenced by the occasion on which the present is presented.
For the New Year
Since childhood, have been accustomed to the fact that New Year’s sets are packed in a special way. Usually it was a beautiful bag in which the treasured sets and chocolates re kept. Today, it is not necessary to resort to this trivial method. If you want to pack a small present, then cut out the appropriate stencil and assemble the box. It is quite easy to make it, namely:
- to start, draw a cross on paper;
- further, you need to draw four Christmas trees; their foundations will be the lines of the cross.
You can make an ordinary box in Kraft color and tie it with bright bows. Inside, you can put tinsel and small Christmas decorations.
Little fidgets especially like to unpack gifts. Therefore, you can make multilayer packaging, which will only enhance the feeling of celebration and anticipation of the gift. In addition, children’s gifts can be decorated in the form of funny animals. It’s not difficult at all. All you have to do is cut and glue the corresponding elements of the faces of bears, deer or kittens.
It is worth remembering that even babies have their own color preferences. So, it will be much more pleasant for a little princess to receive a beautiful box in a delicate pink color. But for boys it is better to arrange a gift in a blue, blue or green box.
For professional holidays
In addition to the main common holidays, there are also highly specialized holidays, for example, the day of a medical worker or the day of a miner. It would be most appropriate to arrange gifts in appropriate boxes according to these cases.
On the day of the paramedic, you can choose a white box on which the traditional red cross will flaunt. But a gift to a miner can be wrapped in black lacquer paper, symbolizing coal. A gold ribbon will soften the impression a little and hint that coal is black gold.
If you give a gift to a foreigner, then you can arrange it in the form of national symbols, for example, it can be nesting dolls; besides, it is very easy to hide the main present in it.
For a birthday
This is one of the most beloved and expected holidays for every person. It is simply necessary to please relatives and friends on this significant day for them. There is no single recipe for decorating a box for this occasion. Here everything will depend on the age, gender and temperament of the recipient.
In specialized stores, you can find a lot of options for gift boxes for this occasion. Some simply have the inscription in English or Russian “Happy Birthday”, others are made in the form of a round cake. Think about which option suits your birthday: cheerful and bright, or more restrained and classic.
For Valentine’s Day
On this day, in addition to traditional valentines, it is customary to give small gifts. And although this holiday does not belong to the original Russian, but it has taken root ll with us. The most popular option for a gift box for this occasion would, of course, be the shape of a heart. Since gifts for Valentine’s Day are given to each other by spouses or lovers.
But this is far from the only design option. An ordinary rectangular cardboard box is quite suitable here. To reflect the meaning of the holiday, you can decorate it with hearts and other elements.
On September 1
Most often, students present only flors to their teacher. But some parents want to thank teachers in a special way for their hard work and give gifts.
In this case, the box should be rather modestly decorated, but the pictures and other elements should reflect the theme. And also in some families there is a tradition to give gifts to the child, which helps him perceive the beginning of the school year as something joyful and pleasant. In this case, you can arrange a gift in the form of a large pencil or stylize a box like a book, for example, a primer.
For a dding
For such a special occasion, the gift must be special. Increasingly, the newlyds themselves ask to give them money, rather than specific items. This is justified, since a lot of money needs to be spent on a dding. But if you still decide to give the newlyds a gift, then take care of its packaging.
The color for the box or wrapping paper is better to choose from light colors, because on this day everything should be associated with tenderness and innocence. An excellent decoration for the box will be two dding rings or a couple of doves made of paper.
Sometimes, expensive items are already sold with packaging. This is a good watch, perfume or jelry. In this case, you can additionally not buy another box. Branded packaging justifies itself. If you want to indicate that this is still a gift, tie a ribbon.
But want to warn you. In such packages, you can give only those things that re originally in it. You can’t take a beautiful box from a watch that was once given to you and put completely different ones in it (especially if they are much cheaper). This will be an unpleasant surprise for the recipient. No matter how beautiful the branded box is, it is only for a specific product.
How to choose?
The souvenir market offers a huge selection of gift boxes. They can be huge and small, metal and plywood, black and hot pink. When choosing, you should start from several main factors, which are presented below.
- Gift size. It is logical that for a big gift you will need a large box, and for a gold ring or earrings — a very small one. Try to pick up the box in size so that the gift does not hang out in it.
- Occasion. We have already written about the thematic packaging of the box. So, it is important that the design matches the upcoming occasion.
- By gender. For the aker sex, more delicate and sophisticated options for gift boxes are selected. For men, boxes with engraving made of wood, plywood or metal are suitable.
- Age. Children can pick up a bright and cheerful box, but for an adult respectable man, this option is no longer suitable. And also, you should not arrange gifts for teenagers in a naive childish style, as they have already left this tender age.
- Decor. Any box can be transformed beyond recognition by applying the original design. If you want to emphasize the occasion on which the present is presented, then decorate the box with the characteristic symbols of the holiday. Universal options are beautiful ribbons and bows.
- The form. Not only the size matters, but also the shape. For example, it is inappropriate to try to fit a rectangular object (tablet, book, and so on) into a triangular or round box.
How to do it yourself?
Making a paper box with your own hands is not difficult at all. In order not to bore you with long stories about what shape you need to draw and cut out of cardboard or paper, let’s just give a universal stencil. Following the instructions below, you can easily arrange a gift in a beautiful and original box. The main advantage will be that no one will definitely have such a package, and you will not spend additional funds on it. So, the manufacturing process includes the following steps:
- save the stencil image to your computer (laptop, tablet, and so on);
- scale it to the desired size;
- print on plain paper;
- transfer the stencil to thick cardboard and cut out the blank;
- already at this stage, you can paste over the box with the necessary drawings or bright images;
- assemble the box and glue it; let it dry a little and you can use it.
How to make a gift box, see the following video.
How to decorate?
If the box itself is very bright and elegant, then you should not decorate it additionally. It’s very easy to overdo it here. If you think that it is not beautiful enough to present a gift, then use several ways to decorate.
- Bows and ribbons. This is the most traditional and easiest way to transform even the most ordinary box. It is enough to tie a satin ribbon, as he will play in a new way. In stores, you can easily find large beautiful bows that are assembled in one movement.
- Thematic decorations. We have already written about them above. There are no special restrictions here. The main condition is that the symbols used in the design correspond to the theme of the holiday.
- Flors. These delicate plants are able to melt the heart of even the most cold-blooded beauty. So why not use them when making a gift box. They can be both living and artificial. The latter are presented in a large assortment in stores, but can also be homemade.
- Hearts. Such a romantic symbol is more suitable for decorating gifts for your beloved children, your soulmate or mommy. But you should not decorate gift boxes with hearts that you are going to give to a colleague or friend. This may be misinterpreted.
- Wrapping paper. Any box can be transformed in the blink of an eye, just by wrapping it in beautiful wrapping paper or film. It can be easily found in stores. It is attractive that you can choose the desired size and pattern.
Many people neglect gift wrapping, believing that the main thing is the present itself. But, you see, it is much more pleasant to receive a beautifully designed gift. This is especially appreciated by kids, who associate holidays with such magical elegant boxes.
Therefore, when preparing for the next holiday, do not forget to purchase or make a decent package for it.