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Christmas boxes

  • 22-07-2018 9:51pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,046 ✭✭✭ Whiplashy


    I’ve been gathering up a lot of little bits and pieces with the intention of putting together a sort of hamper for a friend. I still want the excitement of not knowing what’s inside though. Is there such a thing as large Christmas gift boxes and where would I look for them closer to the time? Googling is not making me optimistic.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,751 ✭✭✭ mirrorwall14


    And this is the Christmas forum!

    Depends on what you need Op? Like is it a hamper? Or a decorated cardboard box? Or something more fancy like a wooden Christmas Eve box?


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,203 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn


    It all really depends op. What's the budget?
    Do you want some kind of fancy box or just a box wrapped.
    What do you want it to include?
    Is it times that would be useful for them over Christmas such as food/etc. Or more something novelty like with candles,books,etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,046 ✭✭✭ Whiplashy


    My preference would be a cardboard decorated box with a lid. I did find one option online but it’s only about the size of a shoebox. I’ve already gathered up quite a few food items and beauty products. I know I could just use wrapping paper on a plain box, but I don’t want it to feel cheap. I could go for a large gift bag I suppose. Packaging isn’t my strong point.


  • Registered Users Posts: 745 ✭✭✭ vectorvictor


    Theres about 10000 options here and some pretty large ones (you now have me shopping for Christmas in July lol)

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=large+christmas+gift+box

    Most won't deliver to Ireland so use with parcel motel or similar


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,751 ✭✭✭ mirrorwall14


    Whiplashy wrote: »
    My preference would be a cardboard decorated box with a lid. I did find one option online but it’s only about the size of a shoebox. I’ve already gathered up quite a few food items and beauty products. I know I could just use wrapping paper on a plain box, but I don’t want it to feel cheap. I could go for a large gift bag I suppose. Packaging isn’t my strong point.

    Stencil a big plain cardboard box?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 745 ✭✭✭ vectorvictor


    Stencil a big plain cardboard box?

    Love this !


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,046 ✭✭✭ Whiplashy


    Thanks guys :)


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    Easons, Arnotts, Dunnes, Hallmark and the Card Gallery do lovely cardboard gift boxes, in various sizes.
    They don't stock them until November though. :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,737 Glitzgirl


    Whiplashy wrote: »
    My preference would be a cardboard decorated box with a lid. I did find one option online but it’s only about the size of a shoebox. I’ve already gathered up quite a few food items and beauty products. I know I could just use wrapping paper on a plain box, but I don’t want it to feel cheap. I could go for a large gift bag I suppose. Packaging isn’t my strong point.

    If you wait for a few weeks dunnes do lovely boxes in 3 different sizes. You can buy some cellophane from a hobby shop or even dealz and do a hamper . They are lovely when done and the boxes are reasonably cheap if I remember from last year !


  • Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭ tomo75


    Stencil a big plain cardboard box?

    Where can the stencils be purchased??


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,751 ✭✭✭ mirrorwall14


    tomo75 wrote: »
    Where can the stencils be purchased??

    Not a notion, I was just googling at the time! Sorry


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