The Gifted Blog

April 4, 2016

Super Cute Japanese Packaging

Back when he was in grad school, G was given a gift from a visiting Japanese scholar. What could it be? I'm seeing little chicks, a chocolate bar and a bunch of bananas (and is that Mt. Fuji??).

"Chocobanana" (in the green rectangle). Love how this is basically wrapped like a gift.

Inside? Three individually wrapped foil packages and a chick-adorned pamphlet.

And inside the foil packages: little trays of chocolate banana cakes! Oh, modern Japanese packaging. I know I should be more critical of its wastefulness, but examples like this are almost too cute to fault.

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August 29, 2014

Cracker Gift Box | Gift Wrap Everywhere

Gift Wrap Everywhere highlights items I've run across in daily life that are perfect for unconventional gift wrapping. Seriously, gift wrap is everywhere!



This series is one of my favorites! Here, a cracker box and greeting card get repurposed into a floral gift box that can be used over and over, thanks to the tab closure.

Carefully take the box apart at the seams and reconstruct inside out. (A glue gun or Aleene's Tacky Glue work well for this.) Collage bits of card onto the box and have a few crackers while you're at it. Done!

You can find another example of an inside-out gift box here.

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August 6, 2014

Sharpie Note | 5 Minute Upgrade



A couple at our church just had a baby girl. As I've written about before, meal deliveries saved our butts in the early weeks of having a new baby, so I signed up to cook them dinner. Using G's pie crust taken from the freezer and my favorite quiche recipe, I made them a meal and added a carton of raspberries for the side.

In a rush to make the delivery deadline, I jotted a quick Sharpie note right onto the foil. It's not a letterpress card or anything, but it was an easy way to share our excitement and let the new parents know what they were about to dig into for dinner.

In writing this post I was reminded of this and this sweet gesture. Any other ideas you have for quick gift upgrades?

This series was born when a friend requested quick ways to make a gift look nice before running out the door. Find more fast gift wrapping ideas here

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