It’s our favourite time of year at Rajapack, and packaging plays a very important part in ensuring presents arrive at their destination safe and sound. Christmas packaging is luxurious, fun and colourful with ribbons and beautiful bows, and we take pride in making our gift packaging range look special while protecting what’s inside.
In this post we’re going to be catching up on some fun facts about Christmas and rounding off our top 5 packaging picks to give your products that extra sparkle and shine this festive season. We’ve also included our key delivery dates and Royal Mail’s so you don’t miss a thing!
Go green this festive season
With online shopping getting more popular, the parcel market is increasing year on year. According to Pitney Bowes, spending in the UK parcel market increased by 8% last year to a massive 10 billion pounds! If parcel volumes continue to grow at this rate, the UK could be sending as many as 3.9 billion parcels as soon as 2021! * That’s nearly 4 billion parcels with packaging being sent in one year, so it’s more important than ever to know what we can recycle.
Last Christmas it was estimated in the UK we used more than 40 million rolls of sticky tape and over 100 million rolls of wrapping paper! We also disposed of almost 100 million black bags of packaging from toys and gifts^, which is a huge amount of waste going to landfill.
Recycling can be a confusing topic as what we can recycle isn’t always clearly labelled, and you often need to check with your local authority as what they can accept varies across the country. Read our How to Recycle Gift Packaging blog for more information on what’s recyclable and how you can find out what your local recycling centre can accept.
Our top 5 Gift Packaging Picks this Christmas
If you already shop with us, you’ll know the great range that we offer all year round at RajaBoutique, and Christmas means that everyone can take advantage of some of our sparkling gift packaging and great offers.
Polka Dot Packaging
We’ve got a super standout range of gift packaging featuring fashionable polka dots. Bright and colourful, the polka dot design is fun and adds creative flair to any gift. Our range of counter top paper bags is perfect for Christmas confectionary and our polka dot plastic wrapping is ideal for hampers and boxes. We also have various sizes and designs of polka dot gift bags from classic retro pastels to modern bright colours, and you can top it off with a glossy polka dot ribbon to add that final exciting flourish.
Velvet Baroque Wrapping Paper
To add luxury and elegance to any gift, take a look at this rich and decadent velvet baroque wrapping paper. With a slight sheen set into the baroque swirls and a gorgeous velvet look, this extra special wrapping paper is sure to add class to those important gifts. In classic black for added dramatic effect, this ultra-chic wrapping paper is also fully recyclable.
Wraparound Media Boxes
Simple, lightweight, easy to store and post, our wraparound boxes are so quick to use. They have extended edges for added corner protection and are suitable for more items than just books… they are also perfect for posting CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs, by adjusting the height using the pre-creased grooves. The strong adhesive strip means quick and easy sealing of the parcel without any need for tape or strapping. They’re available in natural brown or classic white and are delivered flat packed for easy storage.
Crash Lock Boxes
A new product to Rajapack this year, these revolutionary crash-lock boxes work by simply pressing both sides of the box from flat into the box shape, and the flaps lock automatically. You only need tape to seal the top of the box. This quick assemble box is efficient, strong and rigid with reinforced double thickness board on the base. Available in single and double wall, these boxes could revolutionise your packaging process, just watch our short video to see how quick and easy it is!
Metallic Gloss Bubble Postal Bags
Looking for something different? These metallic gloss bubble postal bags offer excellent all round protection with bright and bold festive colours and sparkle. They have a thick layer of protective bubbles that makes them tearproof and waterproof, giving your items great protection in transit while looking great. Perfect for posting a range of items.
Key delivery dates for Christmas 2018
To wrap up and help you make sure you’re well prepared, we’ve detailed the key courier dates below so you don’t get caught out when it comes to posting your parcels this year.
For more detail on Royal Mail delivery times this festive season take a look at their comprehensive guide to plan ahead as much as you can! https://www.royalmail.com/greetings
Ordering your packaging this Christmas
If you are ordering your packaging from us this Christmas, then please do take note of our last order dates below. Make sure you have allowed enough time to process any outgoing parcels before the last courier dates.
- To ensure your packaging arrives in time for Christmas, place your order by 4:30pm Thursday 20th, we’ll deliver the next day on Friday 21st December.
- Orders placed between Friday 21st and Monday 31st December will be delivered on Thursday 3rd January 2019.
- We’ll be open as normal on 2nd January with deliveries resuming on the next working day, 3rd January 2019.
Normal terms apply. For full details of our Christmas opening times, to request our latest catalogue or browse our Christmas packaging range, simply visit www.rajapack.co.uk or contact our team on 0800 542 44 28.