A gift box is a form of packaging that is generally more than just functional but also intended to be decorative and artistic. Many such boxes are used for promotional packaging, both commercially and privately. Historical objects are usually called caskets if larger than a few inches in more than one dimension, with only smaller ones called boxes.
Traditionally gift boxes used for promotional and seasonal gifts are made from sturdy paperboard or corrugated fiberboard. These boxes normally consist of a base and detachable lid and are made by using a die cutting process to cut the board. The box is then covered with decorative paper. Gift boxes can be dressed with other gift packaging material, such as decorative ribbons and gift tissue paper.
Generally, there are four usual structures for gift boxes and packaging boxes: bottom with lid box, book-shaped box, sleeve box, folding box.
1. Bottom with lid Box
It is a very popular structure for a gift box and packaging box, it is simple, add a logo on the top. It is used for apparel, gift, jewellery, shoes, etc. It is cheap than other structures, but it can not be folding when packing and shipping.
2. Book-shaped Box
This kind of structure is always with a magnet closure, it is usually used for software, cosmetics, arts and crafts, precious book and file, etc. It looks premium, but often be higher cost, can not be folded when packing and shipping.
3. Sleeve Box
Also called side slip box, matchbox, drawer box. It contains a box and a sleeve and used for electronic products, handbags and purse, etc. It is rigid and hard, can not be folded. But it is special.
4. Bolding Box, Foldable Box, Folded Box
It looks like a book-shaped box, and with magnet closure. Because it is foldable, flat-packing and shipping, so it can be very helpful to save shipping cost. It is used for apparel, promotional products, electronic products, etc. It is a little difficult when production, so the price is higher.