How to Package the Perfect Gift for Dad This Father’s Day

This Father’s Day, give Dad a gift he’ll remember — in packaging he’ll love.

How to Package the Perfect Gift for Dad This Father's Day


Father’s Day is rapidly approaching (June 17th, everyone!), so if you’re hoping to give the father, grandfather, or other paternal figure in your life a token of your appreciation, it’s time to start thinking about what that special gift will be. And once you’ve chosen your gift for Dad, make sure to select just the right packaging for an unboxing experience he won’t soon forget.

Wondering how you can make Dad’s special day as memorable as possible? Check out these budget-friendly tips for packaging the perfect gift this Father’s Day.


Hinged Wine Box

Your dad works hard, so why not give him a bottle of something special this Father’s Day? Whether you’re gifting a bottle of wine or a handle of something stronger, complete the gift with a rustic wooden box to match. This hinged box has a metallic gold latch and neck support for the bottle, plus wood that can be stained or left natural depending on your preference. On top of protecting gifts and adding a special level of significance to the unwrapping experience, these boxes can be upcycled for future storage or crafting needs.


Wooden Tray

If you’re giving Dad a collection of items — spa products or a spread of his favorite candy, for example — the most difficult part to nail will be the presentation. Use a paulownia wood tray to create a classy, rugged display, surprising the father figure in your life with an eye-pleasing offering of items that he loves. If your gift includes food or beverages, he can leave the tray out on the counter for easy access while he enjoys its contents over time.


Rectangular Hinged Tin Can

Sweets or snacks can look cheap if you put them in a plastic bag — but not if you package them in a handsome tin. Whatever small items you intend on giving, understated tins can go a long way towards dressing up even the simplest gift. If your dad has a sweet tooth, your tasty treats may be eaten up in no time — but he’ll always remember the impressive packaging they came in.


Book Favor Boxes

Another option for packaging snacks or small knickknacks is a book favor box. This unconventional packaging features cardstock that folds into the shape of a book, and it’s so cute that you won’t mind if your dad judges his gift by the cover! Untie the ribbon, open the cover flap, and you’ll see a small window that provides a peek into whatever the box contains. Use this clever touch to make your Father’s Day present even more special.


Faux Leather Bags

Want to break the mold? Consider putting your gift in a faux leather bag. With a rich brown color and alligator grain texture, these bags offer a polished, masculine aesthetic that will dress up any present. Plus, the drawstring top and accented wooden beads make this bag a “one and done” packaging option for your Father’s Day gift.


Themed Wrapping

The best gifts are personal, and carefully chosen packaging can play a crucial role. Instead of reusing your old holiday wrapping, give Dad a gift that feels intentional — not last minute. Whether it’s with themed wrapping paper for a larger gift or a simple goodie bag, show him that you put thought into the full presentation — not just the present. If your dad is more of an outdoorsman, go for packaging flourishes that speak to his interests. Whatever packaging you use, make sure your gift shows him how much you care.

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