Five Ways to Embellish Your Valentine’s Day Gift

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s the perfect time to show your love and affection to all the special people in your life. No matter what kind of gift you choose, like traditional flowers, chocolates, or other items, you can make the giving experience even more sentimental by presenting them in a unique wooden box, like the ones we make at EKAN Concepts. Here are some ideas to help create a memorable Valentine’s gift box.

Engrave it

Adding a personal touch to your Valentine’s gift box is a great way to make it more meaningful for those you love. We make our wooden boxes from sustainable FSC-certified material, which means they’re not only elegant but also reusable, durable, and highly customizable. Consider personalizing the wood by engraving your loved one’s initials, name, or other meaningful symbols. This way, they can keep the box and cherish it for years to come.

Decorate with Flowers

This twist on the classic flower bouquet uses your Valentine’s Day gift box as the focal point. There are two ways you can decorate your box with flowers:

  1. Wrap them around the wood. Dried petals also add a unique touch to the look.
  2. Place them in the box as a liner.

Petals are a wonderful accompaniment to the wooden look, as they are both earthy. This idea sets your special someone up for a three-in-one surprise: the actual gift inside the box, the wooden box itself, and an arrangement of beautiful flowers.

Add a Message

There’s nothing more sentimental than words from the heart. Embellish your wooden Valentine’s gift box with a heartfelt message or poem. You can wrap the package with these words printed on wrapping paper or get them engraved directly on the wood. You can also slide a piece of cardstock into the box to accompany the rest of your gift. If you’re not a writer, jot down your loved one’s favourite song lyrics or quotes!

Create a Mosaic

To fit with the theme of sustainability, if you recently completed a renovation project or have pieces of tile or glass lying around, get crafty by embellishing your box with these materials. Ensure you use a strong adhesive and tweezers to place each piece in its desired place. This Valentine’s Day gift box idea adds beautiful textural elements to the wood, sure to impress!

DIY Carving

This is your chance to show off your handy skills. First, decide on the design you want to carve into the box. Get creative! These designs can be anything from simple lines and shapes to more intricate patterns or images. Next, mark the design with a pencil, so you know where to carve.

Ensure you choose the right tools for the job, such as chisels or knives. These need to be in good, sharp condition to protect your safety. Once you’re ready, use the following techniques:

  • Start with making shallow cuts
  • Deepen the cuts as needed
  • Sand and finish with a coat of varnish or wax

No matter what you decide to get your special someone for Valentine’s Day, try making the gift-opening experience memorable with these five tips. Not only will these ideas elevate the appearance, but they also show your appreciation and love in a meaningful and unique way. The best part about using our wooden packaging at EKAN Concepts is that the box itself is a beautiful way to present any item, so if embellishing is not your thing, that’s okay! Check out other creative ways to reuse our packaging materials, or contact us today to learn more about how we can help you enhance your gifts.