When was the last time you looked at custom cardboard examples to get an idea of the latest custom holiday shipping boxes? Many retailers don’t take the time to see what’s out there. Online retailers are in the midst of their busiest time of the year, and things are only going to get more hectic as we continue through December and into January, but there’s still time to get creative in terms of packaging.
Some retailers prefer to cut corners and keep things simple with the basic, brown, cardboard box. Others take advantage of this festive time of year to set themselves apart from other online retailers and leave a lasting impression by presenting customers with beautiful packaging when their orders arrive. The following list includes eight examples of the most unique and creative retail holiday shipping boxes.
- Bow-Topped Two Piece Cube Boxes
There are many creative cube boxes that come with the bow already attached. Simply place the tissue-wrapped item in the box, put on the lid, and place it in a festive slip container for shipping.
- Creative Candy Packaging
Some of the most creative candy packaging includes cone-shaped, cylindrical, handled, purse-style, paper mesh, or cardboard boxes, which may be decorated with gift wrap printing, bows, glitter, and other designs.
- Faux Fur and Velvet Bags
These may not be boxes, but they are very popular during the holidays for gift-givers and online retailers alike. Mimic the look and feel of Santa’s hat with a gift bag full of surprises, easily wrapped in bubble wrap or tissue paper and sent inside a box or slip package of your choice.
- Glossy Colored Apparel Boxes
Clothing retailers can send their shipments in style, even directly to the gift recipient, with glossy boxes in festive colors such as red, green, silver, gold, and shimmering blue with a glossy sheen.
- Pillow Boxes
Clear, colored, and patterned pillow boxes are popular for gift-giving, and online retailers are even getting in on the fun with gifts sent directly to recipients in beautiful pillow-shaped boxes adorned with stars and other holiday images.
- Printed Basket Boxes
Whoever’s on the receiving end will love a gift in a basket-box printed with eclectic patterns ranging from the traditional Christmas themes to modern seasonal imagery to basic colors boosted with a glittering sheen.
- Tab-Top Tent Boxes
Like pillow boxes, these tab-top tent boxes are another popular item in craft stores, but they are equally useful for retailers looking to send a uniquely packaged gift straight to the recipient’s door.
- Unique Wine Boxes
There are many examples of unique wine boxes for shipping and gift-giving, including one-bottle wine gift boxes, clear plastic wine bottle boxes, European design wine carry boxes, tuck-top corrugated wine boxes, 2-bottle presentation or gift boxes, and wine bags with rope handles.
There are many more creative plastic, cloth, and custom cardboard examples for online retailers to consider during the holidays. So if you want to stand out in the crowd, make sure to get creative.