No matter the occasion, gifting a photo book is always a nice idea. Family and friends will always appreciate the time and energy spent in putting together the perfect book, and that masterpiece really needs to look the part to have the best effect. This is why it’s not enough to just simply present the book as it is and hope that it’ll still have the right impact. If you really want to ensure that look of glee as you hand the gift over, then there’s only one option to consider: a simple yet stylish presentation box. Not only will this thrill the gift’s recipient, but it’ll save you from fumbling with wrapping, too.
Why Are Presentation Boxes Better Than Plain Wrapping?
Admittedly, when all you want is to cover something before handing over a gift, then wrapping the photo book can certainly do the trick just as well. But let’s face it, it would only take a single glance for the receiver to figure out that the gift is a book. Presentation boxes, on the other hand, don’t give away anything until the very last moment, resulting in a much stronger impact where surprise is concerned. But this is not the only reason why presentation boxes – or simply gift boxes – are recommended.
For starters, they come in many shapes and forms, varying from plain cardboard versions – that can be decorated the same way as simpler photo book covers – to beautiful creations that perfectly can match the photo book in style. And whereas wrapping a book always requires extra time and effort on your part, gift boxes can simply be ordered either from various online stores or directly from the company that made the photo book in the first place.
Acquiring Premade Presentation Boxes
Whether it’s from Amazon or one of the many professional photo printing services, it’s not difficult to find a fancy looking box to proudly hold the photo book you have created. And even if actually finding a gift box is a simple task, there are still a few catches to take into consideration when going for this approach.
When it comes to Amazon, it’s very likely that the site’s search engine will only provide photo storage boxes intended for keeping standalone photos. Despite this original purpose not being exactly what you’re looking for, these boxes are usually perfect for holding photo books as well – provided that the dimensions match – and there is a chance that gift receivers won’t even notice that it’s a makeshift photo book presentation box that they are holding.
Still, to achieve the best effect you might prefer going for the gift boxes offered by photo book companies, which cost a fragment of the photo book’s price and will always have the ordered book’s dimension available to help create the perfect fit. However, note that the nature of these boxes heavily depends on the company itself; Photobook America and MILK Books provide plenty of materials and colors, allowing users to match the presentation box with the photo book’s cover. Services like Shutterfly or AdoramaPix, however, limit that selection to just a few options.
The DIY Approach
Although purchasing a premade presentation box is undoubtedly easier, putting it together from scratch will increase the emotional value of the gift but it’ll also be a hotbed of many creative ideas. All it takes to get inspired is to turn to the internet, which is full of tutorials that showcase the assembly of a neat little gift box. Although these tutorials usually revolve around the creation of smaller boxes – ideal for confectionary, for example – their dimensions can easily be modified to your liking. However, remember that the only way to ensure the box can hold the weight of a photo book is by using sturdier materials like cardboard – which is a material that will require further decoration in order to make it truly eye-catching.
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