Top Trends for DIY Gift Boxes in 2024

Top Trends for DIY Gift Boxes in 2024


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There are two approaches to gift-giving. You can either be simple and buy ready-made gifts or add a personal touch to make the gift more personal to the giftee. No matter which way you take, the ever-evolving world of gift-giving can turn even the simplest present into something memorable and cherished.


Now that we're well into 2024, the trend of personalising gift boxes continues to gain momentum, blending creativity, sustainability, and technology in new and exciting ways. Let's dive into the top trends for DIY gift boxes in 2024, ensuring your gifts stand out and leave a lasting impression.


The Rise of Eco-Friendly Materials

With a growing consciousness towards sustainability, eco-friendly materials are at the forefront of DIY gift packaging. Sustainable options range from recycled paper and cardboard to biodegradable fillers, making it easier than ever to gift responsibly. Innovative materials like plantable seed paper also offer a dual gift – the box itself and the flowers or plants it grows.


Multi-Functional Boxes

Why stop at a beautiful exterior? DIY gift boxes that double as DIY kits or can be repurposed into keepsakes add an element of surprise and functionality. Imagine a gift box that transforms into a small storage container or even plant pots. Nothing will be wasted with multi-functional packaging. It's a trend that will never go out of style!


Personalisation Takes Centre Stage

Personalised DIY gift boxes have moved beyond mere names or initials. Nowadays, custom options make gifting much more convenient as they are both thoughtful and personal.

You can gift boxes with curated items that reflect the recipient's hobbies, interests, or personality. You can even make the gift boxes more special by including personal notes, poems, or messages on cards. These add layers of sentimentality and uniqueness.


Seasonal and Festive Themes

Tailoring your DIY gift box to the season or upcoming festivities adds a timely and thoughtful touch. You can easily make your gift resonate with the spirit of the occasion.


Popular Gift Basket Themes for 2024

Gourmet Experiences

Food remains a universal language of love. About Giving's Create Your Own hamper allows you to curate a gift basket with gourmet treats, such as artisan chocolates, exotic spices, or fine wines, creating a delightful and memorable sensory experience.

Wellness and Self-Care

Given the hectic pace of modern life, wellness-themed gift baskets or make-your-own care packages have surged in popularity. Think soothing teas, natural skin care products, and aromatic candles. About Giving offers the Ultimate Care Package, which is perfect for encouraging your loved ones to take a moment for themselves.


Eco-Friendly Living

Eco-friendly living baskets are on the rise, aligning with the global shift towards sustainability. Gifting plants is an exceptional choice for those looking to make a positive impact both environmentally and socially.


Unique living tree gifts are sustainable options that contribute to better air quality inside homes. This eco-friendly present offers significant physical and mental health benefits, enhancing the mood and promoting the recipient's mental health by reducing stress levels. Additionally, choosing plants over traditional gifts or cut flowers reduces waste and supports sustainability, offering a long-lasting reminder of thoughtfulness and care.


 living tree gifts as sustainable gift trend in 2024


A Step-by-Step Guide Packaging and Presenting DIY Gift Boxes

  • Choose Your Theme: Your gift box theme will guide your selection of items and decorations.
  • Select Your Box: Based on your theme, choose a box that fits the items you plan to include.
  • Curate Items: Choose from a selection of delectable treats, finest wines, or living tree gifts that reflect your chosen theme.
  • Arrange Your Items: Place the larger items first, then fill the gaps with smaller items. Ensure the arrangement looks balanced and appealing. At About Giving, you don't have to worry about this because we'll present your gift boxes in the most appealing way possible.
  • Personalise: Include a handwritten note or card to convey your message and add a personal touch.


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Creating DIY gift boxes is more than just putting items together; it's about crafting an experience that celebrates the recipient's uniqueness.


Whether through sustainable practices or personalisation, the trends in 2024 are all about creating deeper connections through thoughtful gifting. Start experimenting with these ideas and make your next celebration gift box in NZ or anywhere in the world truly special.


Remember, the beauty of a DIY gift is not just in the physical item but in the time, creativity, and love you put into it. So go ahead, create your own hamper with About Giving, and let your loved ones know how much they mean to you.

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