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5 Creative Holiday Packaging Ideas

Send some extra holiday cheer with festive packaging for all your customer orders and gifts. From holiday-printed mailer boxes to sparkly stickers, packaging reinforces brand loyalty and makes a great impression. Discover inspiration for ways to win at holiday packaging – no matter your budget.

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Packaging they’ll love as much as what’s inside

holiday packaging - gift bags and shopping bags
holiday packaging - gift bags and shopping bags

1. Gift a timeless look with paper bags

If you’re looking for simple but effective holiday packaging, try paper gift bags. They keep your logo front and center but are easy to accessorize for the season. For example, tie a brightly colored ribbon, twine, or even a small ornament to the handles.

Hang tags also pair perfectly with paper gift bags – just remember to leave some space in your design to add who your gift is to and from. If you have a brick-and-mortar store, holiday tags do double duty as product tags.

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2. Decorate with custom-branded stickers

When in doubt, use stickers to dress up your packaging. Stickers are a versatile and cost-effective element that can spruce up any bag or box – just peel and stick for an instant visual upgrade. Use them to seal paper bags, tissue paper, and envelopes, or add freebie sticker singles inside for a fun surprise. Choose silver or gold foil stickers for a subtle, festive touch.

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Design tip: Don’t forget it’s important to keep your holiday packaging consistent with your brand’s personality. Choose a holiday aesthetic that fits with your branding and stick with it.

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shipping boxes and mailers
shipping boxes and mailers

3. Go all out with shipping boxes and mailers

Create packaging people can’t wait to open with full-color mailer boxes. Thoughtfully designed boxes take recipients on an unboxing journey from start to finish. For example, keep it simple on the outside and surprise recipients with a holiday pattern inside. Accessorize your mailers with wood wool, custom tape, or stickers. Details like these are ones that people might notice and show off to others.

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top tuck mailer boxes

Top tuck mailers

Tuck your product or gift into a snug, custom-printed box. These open from the top, giving easy access to the product inside.

poly mailer bags

Poly mailers

Send soft goods or apparel in weather-resistant poly mailer bags – perfect for mailing in the winter weather. With full-color printing, you can showcase your logo and a holiday design.

square mailer boxes

Square mailer boxes

Square mailer boxes are made from
B-flute corrugated cardboard which protects your goods from any bumps they might receive while in the mail.

custom packaging tape and labels

4. Delight with details like custom tape and labels

Add a little extra excitement to the outside of your shipments during the holiday season with custom tape. In addition to securing boxes, tape can elevate the overall look of your packaging. Design it with your business name, logo, or a holiday-inspired pattern such as snowflakes, snowmen, or candy canes.

During the busy holiday months, return address labels are a time-saving way to spread cheer on your shipping envelopes and greeting cards. Add your business address and a festive motif, then simply peel, stick, and send your mail.

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Design tip: For a more eco-friendly option, try water-activated tape. Made from recycled kraft paper, this tape reinforces your packages while providing an organic look and feel.

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5. Lastly, add a note of appreciation

The finishing touch to any package or gift is a note of appreciation in the form of a handwritten card or postcard. A handwritten note will always stand out, but if you don’t have time, you can add a printed message of thanks to a postcard.

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