Creative Gift Containers

Brightly painted metal containers have magnetic appeal for attention-grabbing letters and symbols.

These decorated tins make ideal gifts for anyone with something to hide -- like office supplies, kitchen gadgets, or a collection of receipts. You can scour flea markets for boxes, or check out a local crafts store. Then let your imagination run wild.

See below for our suggestions for personalizing your gift boxes.


  1. Purchase brightly painted metal containers and add appeal with magnetic letters and designs.
  2. Create your own magnets by purchasing magnetic strips and attaching printed letters or hand-drawn designs.
  3. Top your boxes with other flashy elements like paper flowers or a row of small magnetic colored blocks.
  4. Add file-drawer labels that announce the recipient's name or the contents (like a selection of hard candies).


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