Very Special Box

This project is a great little all occasion gift. You can add a small magnet onto the bottom of small boxes to pop onto the fridge. I have made 100's of these for school fetes and fundraisers.

Very Special Box

What you need

Small gift box
Wrapping paper


Take a small box and wrap it up with gift wrap. If you don’t have a small box use small wood blocks, foam or even wrapped match boxes. It really doesn’t matter what size or shape your box is as it is only symbolic.

Wrap the box up with ribbon and print out and attach the following poem.

This is a very special gift

That you can never see

The reason it’s so special is

It’s just for you from me.

Whenever you are lonely

Or are ever feeling blue

You only have to hold this gift

And know I’m hugging you.

You never can unwrap it

Please leave the ribbon tied

Just hold the box close to your heart

It’s filled with hugs inside.


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  1. What a thoughtful gift of friendship and love. Who wouldn’t want to get this and feel that someone really cares.

  2. very simple and nice

  3. I was looking for this, my daughter made one many years ago, and the words got lost. I wanted my five year old to make one for her teacher. Even to this day, it brings tears to my eyes.

  4. Lovely

  5. Great, i think i will try it.

  6. This is the most beautious saying and I have someone in mind! Thank you for the great idea!!

  7. I love this. I bought one for my mom years ago at a craft fair and knew I had to get it. You see my mom had cancer and we knew she did not have much time left. I lived 400 miles away and could not see her as often as I wanted. Mom loved it, we both teared up (like i am now) when I gave it to her. After mom passed away the “very special gift” was mine, it makes me feel close to her every time I read it.
    The wording on mine is slightly different too. This would be a great idea for kids to make for Valentines Day.
    Thanks for sharing!

  8. This is such a wonderful idea, I am going to make it for family and friends for Christmas this year! This is what makes life special.

  9. Just reading the title of this project I knew exactly what it was. My grandmother gave one to my mom when I was very little, and my mom gave it to me when I went to college. Last Christmas my mom gave one to my niece; I tearing up now just thinking about it.

    If you do make this for someone, or if you have one yourself – be sure to keep it some where you’ll semi-regularly find it, maybe three or four times a month. I keep mine with my recipes, which doesn’t say much about how often I cook, but I always smile when I see it again.

    Mine varies slightly in the wording, and you can see it has a little flexibility there. Now that I’m thinking about this, I’ve just decided to give one to all of my friends this year.

    This comment is so personal, I’m sorry for anyone who suffered through till the very end!

  10. I loved this project, and the person i gave it too loved it. It’s very sweet to give to some one for any holiday or just because. And its really easy to make! you can decorate it however you want to make look very cool. What I did was find interesting designs on the internet and printed them out to fit the box and put my own little twist to it. THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THE IDEA!!!!!

  11. Absolutely love this! Thank you!

  12. My moma tracy (my adopted mom) gave me a box with that poem on it itbrought tears to my eyes. The most heart felt gift I ever recived.

  13. the best presents are home-made && this is the cutest thing ever! thanks for the idea!

  14. What a lovely idea, I am going to do a few of these for my special friends.

  15. Very sweet, i will use it this christmas!
    Thank you!

  16. This is sooooooo sweet!

  17. sniff …. sniff…. such a thoughtful gift!

  18. awwww. how dear:D

  19. How CUTE!!!!!!!

  20. this is a very thoughtful and sweet gift idea. im thinking about making 1 and giving it to one of my bffs. :)

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