No-Wrap Gift Boxes
A Gift Series
Gift: One for each of the eight days of Hanukkah or the 12 days of Christmas.
Box: Wrap your gifts in matching boxes to set them apart (and make a pretty stack later).
To buy: Unfortunately, this item is no longer available, but find similar products at paper-source.com.
Gift: Home-baked treats you want to send to everyone in your far-flung fan base.
Box: These beribboned boxes don't have just fancy-chocolatier good looks going for them. There's an FDA-approved food-safe coating inside and out to protect your famous fudge. They come in sets of three, from 4 by 4 by 2 inches (shown, top center) to 6 by 6 by 3 inches.
To buy: Unfortunately, this item is no longer available.
The Box That's a Gift to You
Gift: Anything that requires a really big box―one you can reclaim later for storage.
Box: This sturdy cotton-covered cardboard box's medium size (13¼ by 9 by 9¼ inches, shown, center) can hold a baseball cap and a stack of X-Box games one holiday season, then ornaments or wrapping supplies for those to come.
To buy: Canvas-Covered Gift Box, $13, homegoods.com for store locations.
The Blah Gift
Gift: One that needs something extra to elevate it from the mundane (like that anti-aging serum your sister can't do without).
Box: She'll be happy before she even opens her gift if it's in a hand-painted wooden box with a silk ribbon attached.
To buy: Bluedogz Designs Ribbon Box, $8, bluedogzdesign.com.