Why Choose Plastic Boxes From Gary Plastic Packaging?

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When it comes to choosing plastic boxes for your packaging needs, you have many options and sources from which to choose. If you’re researching plastic boxes for the first time, the choices can be overwhelming. If you already have a supplier, you may not be interested in sourcing and vetting another one, and even if you are, the process can be time-consuming.

Wherever your business or organization falls on the spectrum, here are six reasons that Gary Plastic’s boxes would make an excellent choice for shipping, storing, showcasing and safeguarding your products. If you’re interesting in learning more, you can download our catalog, call us or contact us online with questions.

imprinted plastic box1. Cost-Effective Pricing Options

As the manufacturer of all our plastic boxes, we are uniquely positioned to control costs.

Our boxes are molded on-site, which means no additional transportation costs are passed onto you. We handle all of our custom imprinting on-site as well, saving you on outsourcing costs and ensuring timely and cost-effective delivery.

We also die-cut our own foam inserts to suit your product’s needs, whether ether foam, ester foam, flock board or anti-static foam.

Together, these advantages mean that you can expect a full service packaging solution from a single source. No need to manage or incur the costs for multiple vendors for a single, high-quality and efficiently delivered product.

2. Superior Materials And Production Methods

Our plastic boxes are manufactured using our own tooling and injection molding machines, which affords us control over quality from start to finish.

By forming boxes using resin in our proprietary injection molding machines, we produce a superior product in both function and design. Unlike a fabrication shop, where various pieces of plastic are glued together to create a single box, our boxes are seamless, strong and durable.

You reap the benefits of a high quality product that is designed to withstand the rigors of long-distance shipping and even long-term storage and protection, while still providing a beautifully aesthetic showcase for your products.

white plastic boxes omni collection3. Extensive Customization Options

Our packaging solutions are designed with your needs in mind, which means myriad options for making our boxes your own.

Our in-house design team can custom imprint any box using your artwork, logo or message. Imprinting can be done in a single color or in full color, on one side or all sides. We can even color-match a specific shade to your specifications.

You can choose one of four imprinting methods depending on your needs – hot stamp, pad printing, silk screening or digital printing – with a choice of 20 standard foil colors, including metallic gold and silver, plus 25 standard ink colors.

In addition to our imprinting capabilities, we can design custom box sizes and shapes. If you have a high-volume special order with explicit design, size, color or other requirements, we can build a steel mold to your specifications. For large businesses and organizations with specialty needs, we can custom design a solution for you.

But even if you don’t have the quantity needs or budget for a custom box, you can still choose from our extensive catalog of sizes, shapes, lid styles and even colors. Mix and match boxes, lids and colors to suit your needs. Choose a clear polystyrene cover and attach it to black conductive base, for example, if you want to protect a valuable electronics component while still being able to showcase it from above.

We offer both clear polystyrene and conductive boxes, so you can package everything from candy to expensive equipment and devices confidently, knowing they will be protected and secured.

4. Fast Order Turnaround

When you order from our manufacturing facility, you can be assured of the shortest possible turnaround time from order to delivery. Since we manage the entire process from design to production, imprinting and shipping, the delivery cycle is often shortened.

We also stock a large number of popular items and can ship them direct to your door. These include many OMNI boxes, most round containers and some commonly requested hinged boxes, like the 1×12×2 and more. In stock items are guaranteed to ship the next business day.

If you need to hit a specific delivery date with a specific turnaround time, let us know. We can put a rush status on many orders to accommodate your schedule.

translucent plastic boxes5. Myriad Color Options

The color of your packaging can have a dramatic effect on the perception of your product. Many of our customers choose white boxes, like the seamless OMNI 552 or 570X, for an upscale look, especially when combined with a stylish or subtle imprint. An edible gift like the humble chocolate bark, for example, is elevated to elegance in a white OMNI box.

A colored box is also beneficial when you want to gift its contents without necessarily displaying them. Solid colors also allow for attention-grabbing imprints that won’t conflict with the product inside.

All of our boxes are available in a standard crystal clear polystyrene, but many are also available in black, blue, white, and a host of semi-transparent colors including red, green, purple and more.

Hinged boxes in semi-transparent colors are a customer favorite. Dentists and orthodontists, to name two, use them to store and display dental components, tools, and medical and surgical instruments.

Other customers in the fashion and beauty industry choose different color boxes to represent different product lines, or choose a colored base with a clear lid and a foam insert to display jewelry, watches and specialty items like lapel pins.

As the product manufacturer, we afford you the ability to choose the colors that suit your packaging needs. For high volume orders, we can even PMS color match to your specifications and design a resin color that is uniquely yours. Also for high volume orders we can provide specialty boxes like the OMNI collection in custom colors as well.

6. A History Of Quality Workmanship & Service

Gary Plastic Packaging has a long history of providing excellence in products and service. We’ve been serving customers since 1963, in industries ranging from fashion and beauty, to food and beverage, medical, pharmaceutical, gaming, gifts, government, discount chains, automotive, sports, music and many more.

With 300,000 square feet of space for manufacturing, warehousing, imprinting and office space, we are equipped to handle everything from standard stock orders to high-volume specialty orders with efficiency and attention to detail.

We have received accreditation from the Quality Certification Alliance by successfully passing audits on both our headquarters and our supply chain. We enjoy an excellent relationship with our local union, Local 132, New York New Jersey Regional Joint Board, Workers United/SEIU and our products are made in the U.S.A. to the highest standards of quality.

colored plastic boxesVisit our website to learn more about our company standards and facilities.

From the resin we use to create our injection-molded boxes to the service with which we deliver them, Gary Plastic Packaging takes pride in excellence. When you work with us you can feel confident in your choice of a supplier, knowing that you are benefiting from optimal pricing and turnaround, extensive customizations and designs, and a commitment to long-term customer relationships.

If you’d like to find out how we can fulfill your packaging needs, call us at (718) 893-2200 or contact us online.

Rigid Plastic Boxes For Purim Gifts That Impress

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As Purim approaches, friends, families and colleagues consider their gifts of Misloach Manot. Gifts traditionally include food and drink, but they can also include toys or small games for children. Whatever the gift, their givers want to share them proudly and know that their recipients’ eyes will light up with joy.

Purim gifts can be presented in any container, from boxes to bags or baskets. And while different types of packaging can dress up gifts in different ways, only rigid plastic boxes have some unique qualities that make them ideal for those special holiday gifts.

purim gift stacked plastic boxesOMNI Boxes Are Purim Packaging Favorites

Our OMNI collection has been a Purim gifting favorite for decades, offering beautifully designed packaging that showcases gifts while protecting them.

OMNI boxes can be tall or low, narrow or wide, rectangular or square. Their crystal clear sides stage gifts beautifully and will make any gift-giver proud to present one.

With either flush lids or raised lids, there is packaging solution for all gift types. Boxes with flush lids are often selected to be used “upside down” – the gift is placed on the lid, with or without a custom foam insert to hold and anchor it, and the box is placed over it. This is great for collectibles or gifts of special toys like dolls.

OMNI boxes are airtight and food safe, which makes them ideal packaging for popular Purim gift choices like candy, cookies, dried fruit, popcorn, chocolate bark and other treats.

purim food giftsTheir rigid exteriors protect food from breakage during shipping and travel so they arrive to their recipients in impeccable condition. This is especially important for gifts of artisan chocolates, delicate candy confections, or glass bottles of grape juice and other beverages.

OMNI boxes can be presented alone or stacked and wrapped in a favorite color ribbon, imprinted with a special message or labelled with a distinctive sticker for a memorable experience.

Round Containers For Unique Gifts

When you want different packaging with softer edges, our round boxes with lids are an ideal choice.

They have all the advantages of OMNI boxes, including crystal clear design, rigid materials to protect contents, and they’re food safe for edibles. And just like OMNI boxes, they’re reusable and recyclable. That’s great for collectors, crafters, organizers, bakers, or just the environmentally-conscious among us.

purim cake in a boxOur round 735R is a favorite for unique gifts like “cake in a box.”

This little gem provides everything a budding chef needs – cake mix, frosting, sprinkles and even the accompanying party favors – to bake the perfect little cake for the occasion.

Another unique use for round boxes is as the base for a balloon display and gift. Fill the container with candies, top with a billowy bow in a complementary color and add a celebratory Mylar balloon. With a few simple components, a special gift is born!

purim gift candyTall round containers are uniquely advantageous as a vase for flowers, whether as a gift or a centerpiece for a party table. They’re lightweight and durable, which makes them cost-effective and easy to ship.

And finally, like their OMNI cousins, round boxes can be stacked and adorned with ribbons, bows and customized imprints and stickers, too.

Rigid plastic boxes make great packaging choices for Purim gifts. Whatever shape you need, whatever lid type you prefer, and whatever size suits your products, we can provide a solution for you. Download our catalog to browse our full selection of products and call us or contact us online and let us know how we can fulfill your packaging requirements.

Plastic Boxes For Every Month Of The Year

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Plastic boxes make great containers for product storage, shipping and display for many industries, from optical laboratories to toy retailers, orthodontists and beauty supply companies. They’re versatile, durable, lightweight, crystal clear and food-safe.

They are also perfect for every month of the year, showcasing and protecting products for events, holidays and all sorts of seasonal uses. Here’s how our plastic containers, hinged and unhinged, square, round, compartment and OMNI, can be used throughout the year.

plastic boxes bottled waterJanuary: Get In Shape

After an indulgent holiday season, everyone is ready to get back to healthy eating and living. Gym memberships increase, weight loss books fly off the shelves and everyone’s New Year’s resolutions last for at least a few hours!

It’s the perfect time of year to box up those artisan bottles of water and appeal to newly-energized health nuts everywhere. Let’s face it – bottled water is bottled water. But bottled water packaged in a plastic container, imprinted with artwork and wrapped with a bow, is a classy, inspiring gift that may just motivate your own inner health nut to stay at it a little longer.

compartment container cookiesFebruary: Everyone’s In Love

What better way to show devotion to a special Valentine than with the perfect box of candy? Skip the generic “red heart” styles and go for something special. Candy, cookies, even special treats like chocolate covered pretzels, or dried fruits and nuts (for those who are hanging onto their New Year’s resolutions!) make for a much more sophisticated presentation than fabric-covered cardboard.

Plus, the recipient can enjoy the sight of their treats before even opening the box. And they make great gifts that say “I like you” or “You’re special” without the over-the-top symbolism of the big red heart.

plastic boxes purim giftsMarch: Celebrate Purim

Falling in or right around the month of March, Purim is a holiday that pairs perfectly with an OMNI box. Our tall OMNI boxes have seamless lids for an airtight seal, and clear surfaces that highlight the gift inside.

They can hold a bottle of grape juice or other bottled beverage to give mishloach manot to teachers, friends, neighbors or anyone special. Add a striking ribbon or bow and an otherwise ordinary food gift is transformed into one that is holiday-worthy.

plastic vasesApril: Hopping Down The Bunny Trail

With Easter falling sometime in March or April, it’s the perfect time to celebrate with signs of spring. Plastic boxes filled with edible treats can make a fun alternative to the traditional basket, especially for more grown-up gift giving and hostess gifts.

Our tall OMNI 570  or our round 590  make lightweight and lovely vases for tabletop centerpieces. Just add flowers and you’ve got a perfect Easter centerpiece that will have everyone thinking spring.

chocolate gift compartment boxMay: Ode To Mothers

It’s that time of year when we honor those hardworking, dedicated mothers who love us year round and deserve a day of rest and recognition. Mother’s surely deserve more than the scarf or box of candy that we give them, but often the simple gifts are the most appreciated.

Plastic boxes can elevate those simple but heartfelt gifts and turn the everyday into the elegant. Candy, chocolate and other artisan food gifts grace shelves this season, and their packaging helps them stand out. A box of her favorite treats wrapped in ribbons and bows and showcased through crystal clear plastic is bound to put a smile on her face.

plastic box with tieJune: Dad Knows Best

Just like mothers, fathers deserve their moment of special attention and adoration, and their gifts deserve to be treated with as much care. Gifting dad a tie may be the butt of many jokes, but for dapper dads who want to make an impression at the party, a tie can make a great addition to his wardrobe.

It doesn’t need to be presented in a dull cardboard box, though. The OMNI 564 at 2-inches high is perfectly suited to hold one artfully rolled tie. They can even be reused and serve as storage to keep ties clean and neat until the next occasion.

balloons gift round plastic boxJuly: Party Time

The lazy days of summer lend themselves to celebration. From graduation parties to birthday bashes, it’s a great time to make a splash with special décor, party favors and gifts. Whatever the occasion, plastic boxes can bring a special touch to any party theme.

Our 735 round containers are a great accompaniment to centerpieces and gifts. Fill them with candy and top with a plush toy, balloons (or both!) and you have a delightful gift that will look great and add some fun to any event.

smore in plastic boxAugust: Gather ‘Round The Campfire

Summertime means summer treats, and what’s a more iconic image of summer than gathering around the campfire to make s’mores? These chocolate and graham cracker treats are a perennial favorite of kids and adults alike and everyone enjoys a gooey melting marshmallow!

But when the campfire isn’t available, or when you want to add an extra-special touch to a summer event like a birthday party, wedding or family reunion, a “s’more in a box” can be just what you’re looking for. It’s an unexpected way to package a fun indulgence that’s sure to grab attention. With our food-safe plastic containers you can turn any ordinary product into something memorable.

school photo plastic boxSeptember: Back To School

Back to school means back to school photos, those well-groomed moments in between soccer games and craft projects that parents treasure. But just because photos are commonplace doesn’t mean their presentation has to be.

Why not present something that’s a treasure in an appropriate fashion? Instead of sending photos home in paper envelopes to be shoved and crushed in backpacks, showcase them in a clear, protective hinged plastic box. Our hinged G800 boxes perfectly fit wallet-sized pictures – either a single or a stack – and can make a great gift for parents to share with grandparents and other family members.

makeup safe plastic containersOctober: A Spooky Occasion

It takes practice to perfect the creepiest zombie face on the block, not to mention a whole lot of makeup. Halloween costume supplies can be plentiful and they require proper protection and storage to keep them free from contamination, especially for products used near eyes and other sensitive areas.

Our makeup-friendly round containers can be manufactured in a special resin that will keep beauty (or ugly!) products safe from chemical breakdown and seal them against dust and general contamination.

hinged plastic box for hunting callsNovember: The Hunt Is On

Whether you know someone who is determined to bring home Thanksgiving dinner or someone who wants to mount the largest antlers on the family room wall, this month marks a popular hunting season for everything from deer to bear and wild turkey.

Our G250 hinged plastic box is a lightweight, durable choice for storing, protecting and displaying hunting calls. Imprinted with a custom logo or design, these boxes make a memorable accompaniment to calls for everything from ducks to big game.

plastic boxes for toysDecember: Deck The Halls

It’s that most wonderful time of the year, when retailers race to make their products the most attractive, most memorable, most desired. When it comes to elevating holiday gifts and making them stand out among their peers, plastic boxes save the day.

They’re great for stocking stuffers like puzzles and games, from classics like jacks and dominos to whatever the trendy toy-of-the-season is (think: fidget spinners). Our hinged boxes make toys easy to access and provide the perfect storage container for after the unwrapping is done.

That’s twelve months of boxes, and they are only a few of the uses for our plastic packaging. Our boxes are used across industries and seasons to protect, showcase, store and ship products. If you have a packaging need, contact us and let us know. We can help you choose the perfect size and style, provide custom imprinting, and custom foam inserts to tailor a packaging solution for your needs.

Plastic Boxes Hold Perfect Gifts For Everyone On Your List

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Holiday shopping has begun, and the competition for shelf space and attention span is only going to get more intense as the season wears on. If you want your product to catch the eye of the hurried, busy consumer then packaging can be as important as the gift itself.

Here are some ways that plastic boxes make gifts stand out for recipients of all kinds, delivering a memorable, elegant experience that is sure to please even the most discerning shopper.

cookies in plastic boxFor The Cookie Monster

You could deliver cookies in an ordinary cardboard box and risk showing up to the holiday party with nothing but crumbs. Or in a tin, and hide the delicious contents inside. But for a safe and attractive presentation, plastic boxes can’t be beat.

Our OMNI 8×4 rectangular plastic box is food safe, airtight and crystal clear, which is sure to entice cookie lovers everywhere. With a custom imprint, ribbon or bow, it makes a stunning presentation on a bakery or boutique shelf and is sure to stand out from other bland, everyday packaging.

chocolate compartment boxFor The Chocoholic

When it comes to pleasing foodies, plastic boxes offer myriad options to package gifts in a mouthwatering way. OMNI boxes are favored for their seamless lids and airtight seal. From chocolate covered pretzels to peppermint bark, these beauties will keep food fresh while protecting them from the bustle of holiday travel.

For the chocolate snacker, choose compartment boxes to offer a tantalizing variety of treats. Fill each compartment with a different indulgence, add your own label, and enclose in shrink wrap for freshness. You can bet these items will fly off shelves, whether they’re hostess gifts or stocking stuffers.

bassoon reed in hinged plastic boxFor The Musician

Special gifts deserve special packaging, especially when they’re delicate and often costlier and more personal than a box of cookies. For fragile parts like oboe and bassoon reeds, hinged plastic boxes are perfect for protecting and displaying them on shelves, and during shipping and transport.

Our G825 hinged plastic box is perfect for the bassoon player and our G425 hinged box is ideally suited to oboe reeds. Either one can be custom imprinted with your logo or artwork, with a custom-cut foam insert to securely cradle the contents inside.

dried fruit in food safe plastic boxesFor The Health Nut

When cookies and chocolate are a little too rich, a healthier alternative may do. All of our plastic boxes are BPA-free and food-safe, but our OMNI collection is a favorite packaging for food for a reason. OMNI boxes have seamless, airtight lids, which keep food fresh without additional wrapping, and they can mixed, matched and stacked to create uniquely attractive and special gifts.

Our 2×2 564 OMNI box, for example, is perfect for stacking. Fill individual boxes with dried fruits, nuts, trail mix and other healthy holiday snacks, then wrap with a ribbon and top with a bow for a striking gift that will literally tower above others around it.

makeup in plastic containersFor The Beauty Queen

Beauty supplies require special treatment when it comes to packaging and display. They can be pricey, which means they should be carefully protected from damage and loss. They can be tiny, which means they’ll need convenient storage that provides easy access. And they need to be kept clean to protect against contamination.

From cosmetic eyelashes to eyeshadows, foundations, press-on nails and more, plastic boxes are ideally suited to protect and display. Hinged boxes with their transparent lids make it easy to appreciate the lovely contents inside and the hinges make them easy-open for the recipient. Custom foam inserts offer an added layer of protection for small pieces and make products stand out.

fred water in a plastic boxFor The Fitness Buff

Take a fitness aficionado, add a touch of health-conscious fervor, and gift giving may seem out of reach. But with a great box and little out-of-the-box thinking, you can turn the ordinary into the gift-worthy.

Our OMNI boxes aren’t just great for food, but do wonders for bottled beverages, too. Just insert a bottle of artisan water or an upscale juice and you can turn something that might be otherwise overlooked in a kitchen pantry into a chic, modern gift that will stand out on shelves of high-end stores and make it onto everyone’s “Top 10” blog list of must-have holiday gifts.

jacks in a plastic boxFor The Kids

Plastic boxes and games go together like peanut butter and jelly. They protect, display, and are great for parents who lament of ever getting the kids to put their toys away.

From small treasures like hand-crafted puzzles, to classics like dominos and jacks, plastic boxes keep them safe, contain the pieces, and make cleanup a snap.

Like all of our boxes, they can be imprinted or fit with custom inserts for an extra-special touch.

dice in a hinged plastic boxFor The Big Kid

Toys aren’t just for the little ones. There’s a big kid in everyone, and plastic boxes can house those, too. For grown up toys that are more expensive and require secure packaging, custom foam inserts will hold them securely in place and provide an attractive display platform.

From a special pair of personalized dice to a set of pool cues and more, our hinged plastic boxes seal, protect and display toys and specialty game pieces from warehouse to Christmas stocking.

fidget spinners in plastic boxFor The Fidgeter

Everyone knows someone who just can’t sit still. Whether it’s tapping a foot or fiddling with a pencil, fidgeters are always in motion. That’s probably why fidget spinners made it onto this year’s “must have” list of latest crazes.

But just because they’re popular doesn’t mean they have to be boring – or ordinary! These little gadgets make great stocking stuffers, but if you want them to stand out then the right packaging can help.

Our G1585 hinged plastic boxes with clear lids and custom foam inserts are great for displaying, protecting and storing these hot toys. And as an added bonus, they give the die-hard fidgeter something else to play with!

boxed water in a plastic boxFor The One Who Has It All

Every year an abundance of shoppers stare at shelves and web pages racking their brains for that last gift for the hardest person on their list. Sometimes a great box of edible treats will do, but for those truly stuck moments, and for those looking for gifts of exceptional uniqueness, plastic boxes do their part to make the presentation of a distinctive gift extra-special.

Even an ordinary product packaged in an extraordinary way can mean the difference between someone purchasing that product or not. Crystal clear plastic boxes, with their ability to be imprinted in full color and wrapped with care for a personalized experience, are part of the gift-giving experience.

And they’re reusable, which means any gift is a bit like two gifts in one. A great box can become a container for everything from table décor to flowers to craft supplies or collectibles long after the original gift has been removed.

Using plastic boxes as packaging for holiday gifts is only limited by your imagination. If you have a product that you’d like to package, protect and display – from the wholly unique to the perfectly ordinary – contact us and let us know. We can help you design something that stands out and suits your needs.

Plastic Boxes Showcase This Season’s Holiday Gifts & Treasures

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Fall and winter occasions present the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the special qualities of rigid plastic boxes, from compartment containers to hinged boxes, unhinged boxes and our seamless OMNI collection.

Here are a few seasonal uses for plastic containers that will make any event or holiday sparkle and shine. Do you have a special packaging need for your products? Let us know and we’ll design a solution for you!

candy cornTrick-Or-Treat

The kids on the block may get paper bags stuffed with bite-sized candies, but for the grandkids or any special someone, Halloween candy packaged in a crystal clear plastic box is a real treat.

Our hinged square boxes and unhinged round containers are two favorites for packaging everything from classic candy corn to trendy novelties.

Or choose one of our OMNI boxes with their flush lids and rigid exteriors for protecting and gifting that perennial and glossy favorite, the candy apple.

Even grownups can get in on the fun, with hot new candies like rum-infused gummies or champagne truffles. And science says we eat with our eyes first, so any sweet treat will look superbly enticing in beautiful packaging.

makeup in plastic boxesSpooky Supplies

For those who covet the perfect zombie face or labor over a flawless clown complexion, makeup supplies are more than just a fleeting novelty. Protect, store and display these costume treasures in a plastic box that is molded in a resin designed specifically to store and protect makeup.

This makeup-friendly resin won’t react with the contents inside the box or cause chemical breakdowns. It’s also crystal clear, giving costume-lovers visible access to all their supplies.

When more than makeup is required, our G1110 hinged plastic box is the ideal complement for storing and showcasing false eyelashes. Custom inserts keep these faux fringes in place and make a lovely backdrop for display.

candy gifts in plastic boxGiving Thanks

Fall is time for family gatherings, and that’s often accompanied by feasting. The turkey may be in the oven, but special gifts look their best in clear, durable plastic boxes. From delicate cookies to specialty items like artisanal chocolate-and-candy-covered pretzels, rigid plastic boxes protect their contents and add a touch of class to food gifts.

They’re also recyclable, which is a plus for the environmentalists in the family, and they’re reusable, which means they can become a kitchen staple or even a re-gifting favorite for the creative baker!

Tabletop Décor

Rigid plastic boxes aren’t just for gifting. They make great containers for display, too. When you need a durable, lightweight, and reusable vase for flower centerpieces, our 590 round container and OMNI 570 square container are cut out for the job.

These tall containers are also ideal for more unique centerpieces and decorations, providing just the right vessel for filling with fruits, mini-pumpkins, small gourds or natural grapevine balls.

jacks game in plastic boxesGift Giving

When it comes to Hanukkah and Christmas gift packaging, the possibilities are nearly endless.

From the simple – like our hinged 800 series for packaging everything from a full deck of playing cards to a single cherished collectible card – to the unique – think puzzle games, yoyos, and princess dolls – our plastic boxes come in sizes and shapes suitable for myriad gifts.

Grownups and kids alike will appreciate gifts packaged, imprinted and displayed in a beautiful box. Plastic boxes elevate everyday gifts to something sophisticated and enticing, from candles to candy, toys to trinkets, costume jewelry, craft supplies and more.

cake in a plastic boxUnique Surprises

Our plastic boxes are food-safe, but did you also know that they can be microwaved? In a truly unique use, one confections company packages cake ingredients inside our 735R round container so that they can be “baked” right inside in only a few minutes.

The accompanying spoon, icing and decorations make this a holiday gift idea that will delight all ages.

Winter Weddings

Fall and early winter are popular wedding seasons, and weddings are big industry. From wedding favors to gifts for the bridal party to containers for housing delicate corsages, plastic boxes are perfect for protecting and showcasing their contents.

Our 4×4 OMNI is a favorite for wedding favors and make for an elegant display on any dinner table. Or, choose our 1×1 hinged boxes for jewelry and small gifts. Fit with custom flockboard in bold reds and blues or neutral blacks, they’re perfect for containing and displaying earrings, cufflinks, charms, brooches, and other tiny treasures.

If you have holiday packaging needs, we have a solution for you. Round or square, single or 18 compartments, flush lid or hinged, all of our products are food safe, recyclable, reusable and perfectly suited for custom imprinting with your logo or branding artwork.

Download our catalog or contact us online to ask how we can support all your packaging needs.

7 Products You Might Be Surprised To Find In Plastic Boxes

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Plastic boxes are a great way to package, protect, and ship products, from sugar cookies to high end laboratory equipment. Hinged boxes are a favorite of hunting supply shops for packaging turkey and duck calls, and they’re trusted by medical companies to protect delicate optical components.

But there are some products that you may not be used to seeing in plastic boxes – and a few you may never have thought of at all! Today we’re sharing seven unique and interesting products that our customers use our plastic boxes for. Do any of them surprise you?

1. Awards

Not quite the Oscars – but awards in the form of pins and medals like those used in military celebrations and graduations, are beautifully showcased in our hinged plastic boxes. Our 1×1 container is popular for just such occasions.

They’re ideally sized, and custom foam inserts make the perfect place for sticking a pin to keep the medal in place.

pool cue tips plastic boxes2. Pool Cue Tips

If you’re a pool player, then you know that the cue tip is arguably the most important part of the cue.

The cue tip is responsible for accuracy, speed and spin, and much has been written about proper care and maintenance of this invaluable part.

That’s why plastic boxes make an ideal display and storage container. They’re strong, sturdy, and can be fit with foam inserts to hold each piece in its place.

They can even be imprinted with your logo or artwork for memorable branding.

oboe reed plastic boxes3. Oboe Reeds

The most delicate part of the oboe is the reed – and also the most important, since it’s what produces the sound.

It’s also expensive, and no musician wants to replace one unnecessarily or take one home to find out it’s been damaged from the start.

Hinged plastic boxes make excellent containers for both protecting and showcasing these fragile instrument parts.

And they’re not just good for oboe reeds – clarinet and saxophone reeds are served just as well. Soft foam inserts keep them in place and protect them from breakage. And our G425 and G540 are the perfect sizes. Imprinted with your logo they make for a beautiful and high end presentation.

fidget spinners plastic boxes4. Fidget Spinners

Fidget spinners are all the rage. They’re marketed as aids for everything from anxiety to attention deficit disorder and they grace store shelves everywhere.

And what better way to secure them and entice shoppers than with a crystal clear plastic box?

Foam inserts keep them nicely in place and clear lids show off the product without obscuring it. They’re easier to store and stack and can be shipped cost-effectively, too.

eyelashes plastic boxes5. Eyelashes

Those long, luxurious lashes don’t always come courtesy of Mother Nature. For those who want a more dramatic look, cosmetic eyelashes do the trick.

They’re tiny, delicate and since they’re used near the eye, it’s important to keep them clean.

Plastic boxes are suited for keeping lashes clean, safe and stored when not in use. It’s also easy to see and find them when they’re needed. Your logo or artwork on the lid makes your brand stand out on vanity counters in stores and homes everywhere.

urns plastic boxes6. Ashes

It’s common practice for veterinarians and animal hospitals to offer the ashes of cremated pets to bereaved families, and our specialty OMNI boxes offer a subdued and elegant way to store them.

Molded in opaque white, these seamless containers are a proper tribute to lost pets. They’re available in a number of sizes to accommodate ashes from pets of all kinds, and are an inexpensive yet tasteful way to honor those special individuals.

smores plastic boxes7. S’mores On A Stick

To end on a lighter note, what’s more fun than this iconic treat? Not much, except perhaps a s’more on a stick – in a box!

Turn what is otherwise an ordinary chocolate dessert into a memorable treat with this upscale display.

Kids will love it and adults will covet it. Add a logo, ribbon, or custom printed insert to make this special treat your own.

We hope this list has sparked some ideas for how you can take an ordinary product and turn it into an extraordinary treasure with the right packaging.

If you have questions or want to know more about how our boxes can be designed for your product, get in touch with us and let us know. We’re available to service all your packaging needs.

Plastic Boxes For The Fashion And Beauty Industry

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There are so many ways to use plastic boxes to store, ship, showcase and protect products that some may surprise you. From orthodontists to hobby suppliers, high-end laboratories to retail gift shops, industries across the spectrum are finding unique uses for their own products.

The myriad sizes, shapes and styles of polystyrene boxes coupled with their light weight, which makes them cost-effective for shipping, and their durability, which makes them ideal for packaging even the most fragile products, means plastic boxes are favored by manufacturers, retailers, and distributors everywhere.

One industry that has enjoyed the benefits of plastic boxes is fashion and beauty. Here are just a few of the ways that these rigid boxes are used to safeguard and highlight products, from clothing to accessories to beauty products and more.

nail polish in plastic boxesMakeup & Cosmetics

Our line of round plastic containers can be molded in a special resin that is ideal for housing makeup, from eyeshadows to powders, blush, foundations and more.

This makeup-friendly resin is beautifully transparent, durably rigid and smooth to the touch. It is excellent for printing and affords you a variety of design options for customizing and branding your products.

These specialty boxes are perfect for creating attractive packaging that won’t react with the makeup inside or suffer a chemical breakdown. The contents of the boxes are easily visible and their packaging make them welcome additions to cosmetics counters and bathroom vanities everywhere.

plastic boxes for eyelashesEyelashes

For those who want red-carpet-ready celebrity lashes, our plastic boxes are the perfect complement.

Our G1110 is a favorite for storing and highlighting those long, luxurious lashes until they’re needed. Choose a crystal clear cover with a black base for stylish display.

We can also provide custom inserts, whether it’s for a full fringe or individual lash extensions. Imprint with a logo or design for brand recognition and add a touch of class.


One of the products that started it all for us 50 years ago was the tie rider, and to this day, it’s still part of our collection.

In addition to the traditional rider, we also have boxes suited for showcasing ties. The OMNI 564 is perfectly sized to contain one artfully folded necktie for a tasteful – and protective – display.

plastic boxes for collar staysTies aren’t the only accessories for men that can be contained in one of our specially designed boxes. The OMNI 531 is exactly the right size for accommodating collar stays. Whether simple plastic stays or high-end stainless steel ones, our boxes will keep them tidy, safe and easily accessible.

Our round containers are another great option for the trappings of men’s fashion. They’re well-suited for that most familiar accessory of all – the belt. Rolled up into a neat curl, a belt will fit snugly and handsomely for a neat presentation and chic display.

And any fashion accessory will benefit from being sealed in a plastic container, protected from dust and inquisitive hands.

flockboard in plastic hinged boxesJewelry

What’s more iconic in the fashion and beauty industry than jewelry? Rings, earrings, necklaces, watches, charms – all can be strikingly displayed in a simple plastic box.

Perfectly transparent polystyrene means that the focus is on the beauty of the product inside. Rigidity means products can be easily shipped, stored and showcased. And custom cut flockboard in a variety of colors, including blue, black and red, can be used not only to highlight a piece of jewelry but to secure it carefully in its container.

Popular choices for jewelry include our 1×1 and 2×2 hinged plastic boxes. Choose any size and shape to best suit your packaging needs.

Upscale jewelry will benefit from the elegant simplicity of velvety flockboard inside a crystalline display, and costume jewelry is elevated by attractive packaging.

From fashion accessories to beauty products, we have plastic boxes that can meet your needs. Download our catalog or contact us online and let us know how we can elevate and protect your products.

Rigid Plastic Boxes Are Ideal Companion For Games, Toys, Hobbies

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diceLooking for a high-quality, cost-effective solution for packaging, shipping and displaying games and game pieces, toys and collectibles, and all the supplies and materials cherished by hobbyists and sportsmen everywhere?

Rigid polystyrene plastic boxes are the favored choice of manufacturers, retailers and distributors for good reason. They’re lightweight, which makes them less expensive to ship than other materials; strong, which makes them ideal for protecting delicate parts; crystal-clear, which means that products stored inside are on full display; and they can even be imprinted with a logo, text or other artwork to highlight your company or brand.

Here are just a few examples of products that are packaged, shipped, stored and displayed in our rigid plastic boxes. Have questions or want a sample of our boxes for your products? Contact us online and let us know how we can provide for your plastic packaging needs.

plastic boxes for toys

For The Kid In All Of Us

You’re never too old for toys, and whether it’s a single yo-yo or a collection of pristine Barbie dolls, plastic boxes are perfect companion pieces. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes suitable for everything from dominos to puzzles, pickup sticks, playing cards and more.

jacksOur hinged 800 series, for example, has sizes that can accommodate one or more decks of playing cards, whether they’re intended for kids or casinos.

Plastic boxes keep products safe during shipping and handling, make them stand out on a store shelf, and elevate the value of even the simplest product by enhancing its visual appeal. And parents love them because they serve as ideal storage containers to keep toys clean, dust-free and organized.

For The Collector

Plastic boxes, especially those in our OMNI collection, are an excellent choice for protecting and displaying collectibles. They keep grown-up toys and prized possessions dust-free and safe from younger and less-careful hands. And without hinges or seams, they put the full focus of attention on the object inside.

Dolls and figurines, model cars and trains, first edition books or valuable baseball cards can all find a safe and graceful home in a perfectly sized plastic box.

plastic boxes for hunting

For The Outdoor Person

For the sportsman, plastic boxes come in myriad sizes and styles to suit different outdoor needs.

Our G250 hinged plastic boxes are favored for hunting calls. From turkey and duck calls to big game calls, it’s easy to ship, store and display products. Add your company logo for a special branding touch, from one to four colors, or choose a foil imprint for a high-end look.

Golfers will appreciate the OMNI 539 filled with tees or our hinged G2250 set with a few special or custom imprinted balls. Any box can also be inset with custom-cut foam to enhance the display and protection of its contents.

Hinged compartment containers work well for fishing supplies, including storing and organizing bait, tackle, bobbers, lures and more. They come in a variety of configurations with varying numbers of compartments which means they work well for everything from small parts like hooks, to larger tools like pliers.

Plastic boxes are lightweight and durable, which means they can go from store shelf to fishing boat to hunting blind with ease, keeping products safe during transport.

For The Crafter

Crafters are notorious for the sheer number of supplies that they purchase and store, many of which are tiny parts like beads, buttons, foam pieces, “googly eyes”, sequins, pompoms and a whole lot more. What better way to organize and showcase these supplies than in a clear plastic box that’s easy to ship, display and store, and convenient for the crafter to open and close as needed?

Hinged compartment containers, especially those with 12 to 18 compartments, are a beautiful way to showcase and organize small crafting supplies, whether it’s a container full of the same product (like pompoms in every color of the rainbow) or one housing diverse products, like the variety of stick-on letters, flower petals, foam shapes and faux jewels favored by scrapbookers.

From glitter and glue to needles and thread, clear, hinged plastic boxes keep crafting supplies neat, visible, and make it a snap to grab what’s needed.

plastic boxes for musical instruments

For The Musician

Much as they do for crafters, sportsmen and collectors, plastic boxes offer a great way for musicians to store, protect and easily identify small parts like guitar picks and strings.

Boxes like our G425 are ideal for larger parts, like reeds. Fit with a custom foam insert, they provide an elegant resting place for musical components and protect delicate parts.

Imprinted with your company logo, they elevate mere supplies to musical treasures.

Whatever the game, toy or hobbyist’s supply that you want to package, plastic boxes are ideally suited to satisfy the needs of manufacturers, distributors and retailers by keeping shipping costs low and quality high, and satisfy end consumers with an appealing first impression and long-term convenience for storing, organizing and using products.

If you want to elevate and protect your products, contact us and let us find a solution that suits your packaging needs.

Plastic Boxes Are Valued Containers For Dentists & Orthodontists

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We’ve covered some unique industries that appreciate the clarity, durability and quality of rigid plastic boxes for packaging and protecting their products. From laboratory supplies to electronics, our boxes have been used in myriad applications.

Today we’re sharing how yet another industry finds value in plastic boxes: dental and orthodontics. If this is your niche, you can see how the dental industry is using plastic containers to package some unique items. Even if this isn’t your area of specialty, some of these examples can inspire you to consider how plastic boxes, from compartment containers to hinged, unhinged containers, and more can benefit you.

Whatever your industry, let us know how we can help with your packaging needs.

orthodontic brackets in plastic boxesPlastic Boxes Come In Many Sizes For Many Supplies

If there’s one industry that can benefit from a variety of sizes in packaging, it’s the dental industry! From tiny orthodontic necessities like separators, ligatures and brackets for braces, to larger tools like mirrors, distal cutters and pliers, there are boxes sized to suit your needs.

Our 1×1-inch hinged boxes are a popular choice for teeth and crowns. And even some of our larger hinged containers, like the G2280, are preferred for small parts since they are easily customized with your choice of insert.

From large items to small, adhesive kits to bridges, retainers, implants, wires, surgical instruments and more, you can find a box to package and protect your dental supplies.

plastic boxes for crownsCustomizable Interiors Make Packaging Simple

Many of our dental customers enjoy the flexibility to insert their own custom-crafted interiors into our plastic boxes.

Our hinged containers are ideally suited for plastic trays that separate cuspids from molars and more. The G1550, for example, can be inset with trays to keep everything from brackets to crowns neatly organized.

Some customers choose our soft ether foam inserts to support products, and still others choose custom die-cut foam specifically prepared to enfold and protect delicate and valuable components.

plastic boxes for orthodonticsProducts Are Protected

Customized interiors combined with the rigid exterior of our plastic boxes makes them a good choice for keeping everything from small parts to expensive equipment clean, safe and secure during storage. And the crystal-clear polyethylene makes it easy to see and identify products without constantly opening and closing boxes and potentially damaging or losing parts.

Consumers may be more familiar with the soft plastic containers for housing their bridges and retainers at home, but professionals and manufacturers in the dental and orthodontics industry know that these delicate components need to be secured and protected during shipping. That’s what makes rigid plastic boxes so vital. They’re durable, easily stacked, and can withstand the sometimes-rough conditions of shipping and handling.

plastic boxes with waxPlastic Boxes Can Be Imprinted

For dental labs, manufacturers, distributors and dental suppliers, custom imprinting can be an important way to make your brand visible and recognizable. Our plastic boxes can be custom imprinted with your logo, tagline or other artwork in a variety of methods depending on your needs.

Choose from hot stamp, pad print, silk screen and digital printing, in one color or full color. We also offer 50 standard foil colors for most printing methods (20 foil colors for hot stamping), including metallic gold and silver for an exclusive, high-end look.

Whatever your packaging needs, Gary Plastic Packaging has a solution. If you have questions about sizes, customizations or imprinting, contact us and let us know how we can fill your plastic packaging needs.


Plastic Boxes For Mother’s Day & Father’s Day Gifts

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It’s the time of year when we celebrate the unsung heroes of our families. The mothers and fathers who work, who play, who tie shoes, run along behind bikes, manage carpools, arrange playdates, and care for their families year-round without expectation of thanks.

So during this time of year it’s only fitting that we recognize those mothers and fathers with tokens of appreciation and gifts that remind them that we are truly grateful.

Here are a few ways that plastic boxes can elevate those gifts and ensure that they are delivered safely and elegantly to their recipients.

Old Favorites: Candy, Nuts & Other Food Items

Food is a universally valued gift, and beautiful packaging can help make it that much more enticing.

OMNI boxes are the ideal vessel for making cookies, chocolates, dried fruits, hard candies, mixed nuts and more look mouth-wateringly appealing. Their crystal clear plastic will showcase products inside, and their air-tight lids will keep food items fresh. They’re BPA free and reusable, which means when mom and dad are done enjoying their gift, they’ll have a beautiful, sturdy box that can be refilled any day of the year.

Plastic Boxes For Mother’s Day & Father’s Day Gifts

Clever Uses: Flowers

Plastic boxes aren’t just for storage. They’re great for display, too. Why go for the same old vase that every other florist uses, and try a plastic container to house floral arrangements instead?

Our round 590 container is the perfect width and height to accommodate her favorite bouquet and will showcase flowers fully in all their elegance. Wrap a bow around it, or even custom imprint a few words to say “I love you” or “Thanks for being a great mom” and you’ve got a gift with a little extra touch of something special.

The Traditional: Jewelry & Accessories

What better way to present a gift of value than in a beautiful box? Whether it’s a gold necklace for mom, or a pair of silver cufflinks for dad, hinged plastic boxes inset with velvety flock board are the perfect canvas.

Not only do they display items beautifully but they’re durable and sturdy enough to make it through shipping while protecting the contents inside.

Handmade and other distinctive items lend themselves to imprinted boxes, with unique graphics or text.

If chic fashion is what you’re going for, our plastic boxes make ideal containers for other accessories, too.

Collar stays for dad help keep him looking sharp, and can be kept in our OMNI 531, with its sturdy design and flush, tight-fitting lid.

Round containers are perfectly suited for belts, rolled up and securely fitted.

Or showcase an artfully designed tie in a flat, hinged box.

Everything from socks, to scarves, hats and bow ties are all products that our customers have found creative ways to showcase and secure in one of our plastic boxes.

collectibles and toysFor Fun: Games, Collectibles & Hobby Items

You’re never too old for toys. But the older we get, the more careful we tend to be with our treasures. That’s why plastic boxes are great for toys, games and collectibles of all sorts.

OMNI boxes make a lovely showcase for dolls, model trains or cars, even prized books or a set of baseball cards. Their hard casing protects the items inside, and they keep collectibles free from dust and inadvertent damage from curious young hands.

For the avid golfer, the OMNI 539 makes for ideal storage and display of tees.

Choose a hinged plastic box for highlighting a few golf balls, or an OMNI box for gifting a bunch. Much like the balls themselves, their containers can be custom imprinted with a special image or message.

hunting callsFor the sportsman, present a hunting call in one of our G250 hinged plastic boxes. From turkey calls to duck calls and more, they’re easily imprinted with your company logo.

Or choose a hinged compartment container for displaying and storing fishing tackle.

There are boxes suited for playing cards, guitar picks, puzzle games or just about anything that you want to display and protect. Whatever their pastime, mom and dad will enjoy having a place to store it securely and beautifully.

Our plastic boxes come in myriad styles, shapes and sizes and can be fit with custom foam or flock board inserts to suit your product’s needs. Whatever your packaging needs, contact us and let us elevate your product display to gift-worthy levels.