Start saving small and good quality boxes. It’s such a pain when you want to wrap a gift but can’t find the right size box, or you need to mail a package, but the box you have is too flimsy. My 2 favorite companies for boxes are Avon and Schwann’s. Also look around when you’re shopping for nice boxes that will just be discarded by the store.
If you have the time and patience, covering boxes can be a fun craft and add a special touch to any gift. My sister made me a Christmas tree ornament one year. It was beautiful, with beads and velvet ribbon, but just as beautiful was the homemade box she put it in.
Here are some handmade or hand-decorated boxes from OLA.