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packola holiday gift guide

5 Gift-Ready Gems for the People in Your Nice List

Gift shopping for the holidays can quickly shift from fun to frustrating if you're pressed for time, overwhelmed with options, and feeling the pressure to find the perfect gift.

Add bustling crowds and long checkout lines, and the shift is almost guaranteed.

Shopping early could minimize the chances of this cherished activity turning into a daunting chore. To speed things up, check out our list of gift ideas to help you get started.


Gift and Give Back

These gift-ready options can help tick things off your list and support local makers and small to medium-sized businesses thrive this holiday season.

Happy gift hunting!


1. Art boxes for the young artists

Give the gift of creativity and play!

Tiny Easel's Santa-approved art kits offer hours of stimulating activities to encourage young and artistic hands to explore forms, textures, colors, shapes, and more without any pressure.

The art kits, available in artist totes and custom boxes, are so beautifully designed, that you can give them as is!

Each kit comes with "a curated set of high-quality watercolor products that will help your little artist achieve beautiful, vibrant results," shares Tiny Easel founder, Jennifer Nolley.

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Tiny Easel is a carefully and thoughtfully curated set of art boxes. Each box is assembled with high-quality, non-toxic, and washable art supplies, offering unique activity content to inspire kids of all skill levels to paint and create without the stress of messy and complicated projects.

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2. Travel health kit for the jetsetter

Whether they're constantly on the road for work or leisure, Travel Clinic NOLA's health kit will make a thoughtful and practical present for your favorite globetrotter.

The health kits give them convenient access to essential health supplies to treat minor injuries and illnesses. Each kit includes medicine for allergies, fever, and diarrhea, sanitizing wipes, bandages, and more.

The travel health kit comes in a compact product box that will easily fit inside their bag.

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Travel Clinic NOLA's Ashely Cain shares:

"We are Travel Clinic NOLA, located in New Orleans LA. We provide pre-travel health assessments, travel vaccinations, jet lag IV hydration and our Travel Health Kit.

Which is where Packola comes into play. We needed the perfect (product) boxes for our kit and they were able to help make our brand image come to life."


3. Custom woodwork for the cottagecore fan

If you're shopping for someone who loves rustic aesthetics, some personalized and traditional handicrafts might just do the trick!

Maple Ridge Woodworks Co. creates wooden furniture and home decor which they hope will "create memories that bring people together."

Some of their popular items include the Sapele Hardwood Lantern and the Personalized Maple Charcuterie Board, also available in walnut.

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To elevate the gifting experience and complement the natural look, the brand uses custom kraft boxes with minimal artwork to keep the design simple and put the spotlight on their product.

We think the craftsmanship and overall presentation is something even the dads and grandads, who can be so tough to shop for, could also appreciate.


4. Skincare set for the wellness wiz

This skincare gift set comes with a story!

Herbalaria's The Calamansi Collection box holds a variety of skincare products including their softening toner and body polish. The products are made with natural ingredients that are safe for even the most sensitive skin.

The set comes in a gorgeous custom box featuring the calamansi. And if you're curious why it's the star of this collection, there's a booklet inside with the origin story of their calamansi tree.

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Owner and founder, Lyn Pacificar, shares how the brand is more than just a business. It is also a celebration of her Filipino heritage.

Whoever you're gifting this to will enjoy unboxing Herbalaria's unique line of skincare and healing products in gift-ready mailers.

"Our experience with Packola was really positive from the beginning 'til the end. They even made sure that our design was continuous throughout the box which we really appreciated so that when it went to production, it became this beautiful creation."

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5. A well-deserved break, for you

You're doing great and you deserve to step back from the holiday prep to recharge.

Gift yourself some alone time and a relaxing scent of your choice from the luxury candle brand, Delightful Scents Co.

Their handmade soy wax candles are free of artificial dyes and fragrances. Their products are also hand-poured in small batches and burn for up to 40 hours through a 100% cotton wick.

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Delightful Scents Co. lives up to its name from product to packaging!

The scents are light yet long-lasting allowing you to enjoy the calming aroma of lavender or the blend of floral and fruity notes of jasmine and mango linger in the room even after extinguishing the candle.

Their product boxes look and feel luxe with just the right balance of text and design elements to encourage shoppers to take a whiff.


Get a head start on your holiday shopping! If you need more gift ideas, check out our gift guide last year!

Don't worry, they're all gift-ready, too!