Online report features gift bags and boxes, plus a listing of 100 export suppliers across Vietnam.

HO CHI MINH CITY, VietnamThe Hinrich Foundation released the Vietnam Sourcing: Gift packaging with the support of its partner in export development, Global Sources. The online report includes a listing of 100 export suppliers and profiles gift bags and boxes. It also features an overview of the industry, new product features, price guides and export data. PDFs of each section are available to download for free online.

Themed patterns, novelty shapes on trend

Gift packaging suppliers in Vietnam are expanding their selections of themed gift packaging. Releases include designs meant for birthdays, weddings, Christmas and Valentine’s Day. Among the latest products are bags and boxes meant for specific food and non-food items.

Efforts in line with this trend have given rise to various novelty shapes. These products include heart-shaped boxes for confectioneries, baked goods and other gifts for Valentine’s Day. Animal-shaped models for rings and other pieces of jewelry are also being offered.

Amid rising environmental awareness in various markets, gift packaging suppliers are opting for recycled paper to produce their boxes and bags. Biodegradable PP is being adopted for plastic types. The selection of bamboo boxes that can be reused as decorative storage solutions is also expanding.

“With many mergers and acquisition deals in and foreign investment into Vietnam’s packaging industry, I expect the gift packaging sector will have a very good growth potential in the years to come,” said Ly Nguyen, export consultant of the Hinrich Foundation.

Suppliers and products

Established in 2001, Ho Chi Minh City-based Viet Thinh Packaging offers gift bags and boxes for cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, wine and food. Its selection includes animal-shaped paper gift boxes with laminated, hot-stamped and embossed finishes.

Kinsei Vietnam, also in Ho Chi Minh City, manufactures gift bags and boxes made of art paper, kraft paper, cardboard and paperboard. The company has been in operation since 2012.

Hanoi-based Au Lac Designs, which was founded in 1999, offers silk-covered gift boxes with a bamboo accent on the lid.

The report further shows:

– Interviewed companies disclosed that overseas sales in 2017 are anticipated to be 10 to 20 percent higher compared with 2016 figures.

– Suppliers intend to keep prices at current level in the next six months to remain competitive. Companies planning to raise quotes will keep adjustments within 10 percent.

– Most gift packaging makers import their paper requirements from mainland China, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia and Thailand.


Vietnam Sourcing: Gift packaging is one of a series of online Sourcing Reports covering emerging Asia supply markets. A full version of the report can be viewed here.


Other related Sourcing Reports available available on the New Sourcing Markets website: Gifts & premiums, Vietnam and Philippines; and Craft gifts, Indonesia and India. The site also offers sourcing reports on other products and suppliers from India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

Download the report