The Dos and Don’ts of Gift Boxes

Picking out the perfect gift can be hard enough, but once you have the perfect present, you still have to figure out how to wrap it!

If you’re stumped on what kind of gift box to choose for your next big occasion, never fear—we’re here to help.

Read on for our guide on how to choose the perfect gift box for any occasion.

Consider the Recipient’s Personality

When choosing a gift box, it’s important to think about who will be receiving the gift. A good rule of thumb is to pick out a box that reflects the recipient’s personality.

For example, if they’re the outdoorsy type, you might consider a rustic wooden box. Or, if they’re more glam, opt for a luxe velvet box.

The key is to personalize the packaging to match the recipient—that way, they’ll know that you put some thought into both the gift and the presentation.

Don’t Go Overboard with the Size

It can be tempting to choose a huge box when you’ve found the perfect one, but resist the urge! Remember, you still have to fill it with something, so don’t go too crazy with the size.

A good rule of thumb is to pick a box that’s just big enough to fit your item—any bigger and it will look empty (and a little sad). Of course, if you’re giving multiple smaller items, then you might need a larger box—just use your best judgment.

Do Consider Your Budget

Gift boxes come in all shapes and sizes—and price points. Before you start shopping, it’s important to think about how much you want to spend on the box itself.

If you have a limited budget, there are plenty of options that won’t break the bank. However, if you want to splurge on a luxury box, that’s an option too.

Just be sure to set your budget before you start shopping so that you don’t end up spending more than you meant to.


Choosing the perfect gift box doesn't have to be difficult—just use our dos and don'ts as a guide!

And remember: when in doubt, you can always choose one of our The Little Charm Boxᵀᴹ curated boxes.

Whether you're looking for something simple or luxurious, we have something for everyone. Happy gifting!

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