I’m Wrapping All My Holiday Gifts in These $7 (Reusable!) IKEA Tins

published Nov 16, 2023
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Wrapping presents is one of my favorite holiday traditions, and I love nothing more than creating a stunning gift spread under my tree that doubles as holiday decor. But as much as I adore a Pinterest-worthy presentation, all of that wrapping and tissue paper can feel a bit overwhelming — not to mention wasteful. That’s why I’m always looking for unique ways to utilize more sustainable packaging ideas during the holiday season — all without sacrificing festive flair.  

IKEA might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of gifting essentials, but the budget-friendly home giant is actually one of my favorite places to shop for wrapping paper, ribbon, bags, and gift tags. In addition to traditional gift wrap, IKEA also carries an assortment of festive lidded tins — as part of their VINTERFINT collection — for cookies, peppermint bark, popcorn blends, and beyond. But these aren’t limited to just holiday treats: They’re also the best reusable gift boxes for small presents.  

This year, IKEA’s holiday tin selection includes the adorable set of two VINTERFINT storage boxes with colorful winter motifs for $6.99 — which, per box, equates to about the same price as individual gift bags. The pair comes in two different sizes, designed to nestle together, which you can decorate with a luxe velvet ribbon or homemade pom-pom gift topper. 

I love these versatile tins because they fit a variety of little holiday presents. They’re a must-have in any gift-giving arsenal, whether you’re giving an adorable Anthropologie kitchen towel with a Christmas tree candle to a holiday host or looking for the best way to wrap DIY knitted presents for family. Once the holiday season is over, giftees can also reuse the tins for storage or save them for next year’s festivities. 

On top of the festive rectangle tins, the IKEA VINTERFINT holiday collection also features a pretty red floral, square-shaped design. Measuring 4 inches by 11 inches by 11 inches, this gift tin is great for wrapping all sorts of slightly larger items, including stationery, craft supplies, picture frames, hair accessories, scarves, beanies, and more. 

If you need something with a little more structure, this set of three cylinder VINTERFINT tins doubles as another chic gift box option. These come in various heights and prints, which are perfect for wrapping everything from skincare little luxuries to kitchen staples. 

IKEA isn’t the only place to find these fun reusable gift tins, too. Target also has a collection of festive styles, including round Christmas light tins, red plaid tins, and snowman tins, plus the cutest gingerbread man and Christmas tree-shaped tins.