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Product Packaging

At Candle Shack, we understand how important packaging can be to the success of your brand.  In many cases, the box is the vanguard of your product, attracting interest from passing customers and it must have shelf appeal and a quality feel.

Whether you are looking for minamilistic recycled packaging, a simple printed box or an opulent rigid luxury gift box, we have the in-house expertise and industry contacts in the UK and Far East to get the right packaging for your candle and at the right price.

We can offer the following types of product packaging:

PRINTED FOLDING CARTONS (typically under £1)

Printed cartons are amongst the most popular packaging boxes for candles, offering full 4-colour graphics, as well as foil-blocking and embossing options.  They are usually made from 500 micron (0.5mm) board and can include windows etc.  For extra rigidity and a touch of luxury, fluted/corrugated liners can be added.

Once the MOQ is surpassed (usually ~1000 cartons) the price is relatively low and the print quality very high.  It is often possible to include multiple designs within the MOQ at no extra cost, as many boxes are cut from a single sheet.

We usually have plain folding cartons in stock, for various glass sizes, which can be labelled.  These plain boxes are aimed at smaller clients where having printed boxes made may not be viable.

COATED FOLDING CARTONS (typically £1 - £1.50)

It is also possible to coat folding cartons with a luxury textured paper, such as Wibalin.  This usually results in a much thicker and more robust box which can be printed or foil blocked as required.  We call these boxes 'semi-rigid', as they are often made from 700-800 micron board.

These boxes can be supplied with foil blocking from as little as 250 units, or plain from stock.

TUBE BOXES (typicaly £0.75 - £2.00)

Boxes need not be square!  Cylindrical 'tube' boxes offer an excellent packaging solution for round candle jars.  Tube boxes can be one-piece with a metal cap, two-piece with a base and lid, or can be produced as a shoulder box for extra protection.  They can even be fitted with ring-pulls!

They can be fully printed or foil blocked, resulting in a very attractive product box.  The recommended minimum order quantity for printed tubes is around 500-1000 units. 

For smaller clients, we have one-piece tube boxes for 30cl glasses available from stock in both natural 'kraft' and white finishes. 

RIGID BOXES (typically £2.50 - £4.00)

Rigid or Made-Up boxes are usually made from 1500 micron box board and coated with either textured or printed papers.  They are delivered pre-made, cannot be folded flat and are extremely rigid.  Shoulder boxes often have two layers of board, making the box 3mm+ thick in most areas.

These boxes are significantly more expensive than the other box types and are used extensively by luxury brands.

Rigid Boxes can be customised in many different ways, with different shoulder options, cover materials, inserts etc.


We can also work with free-issue packaging, so if you already have boxes, or can source boxes, we can pack your candles into them for a modest fee.