Almost every product you can imagine arrives at a shop or your front door in some form of packaging (with additional layers added during transport and delivery).

The type and purpose of this container can vary tremendously, from a simple cloth bag to an elaborate gift box with laser-cut foam inlays.

However, if given enough thought, all of them can stand out from their competitors. And the subreddit r/PackagingDesign has proof. With 6.1k members, it's not the biggest community on the platform, but since its inception in 2013, among other types of content, these folks have shared plenty of examples of aesthetics blending perfectly with functionality. Here are some of the best ones.

#1

This Packaging For Good Hair Day Pasta By Nikita Konkin

This Packaging For Good Hair Day Pasta By Nikita Konkin

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#2

Great Banana Design

Great Banana Design

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#3

Moon Cake Box Comes With A View

Moon Cake Box Comes With A View

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#4

The Way These Milk Jugs Line Up!

The Way These Milk Jugs Line Up!

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#5

Any Love For Packaging Here? Very Thoughtful Hardware Package Design

Any Love For Packaging Here? Very Thoughtful Hardware Package Design

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#6

Beautiful Concept Packaging For Honey By Maksim Arbuzov

Beautiful Concept Packaging For Honey By Maksim Arbuzov

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#7

Cool Design

Cool Design

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Roger9er
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The bottles looks as if it's all too much for them 😂

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#8

This Clever Packaging For Walnuts

This Clever Packaging For Walnuts

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#9

A Lovely 1920s Citrus-Themed Perfume Package

A Lovely 1920s Citrus-Themed Perfume Package

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Goth Nurse
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would love to smell that! I've seen this pic before and if I remember correctly it does smell like citrus fruits and also something else, that I don't remember.

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#10

Someone Designed A Milk Carton That Changes Color As It Approaches Its Expiration Date

Someone Designed A Milk Carton That Changes Color As It Approaches Its Expiration Date

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#11

On The Bottom Of My Coffee Bag

On The Bottom Of My Coffee Bag

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#12

This Ramen Cup Has A Hidden Message When You Recycle It Responsibly

This Ramen Cup Has A Hidden Message When You Recycle It Responsibly

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JoinMeZoe
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is that person the only one who has it?😟

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#13

The Font Size On My Contact Packaging Increased With My Prescription

The Font Size On My Contact Packaging Increased With My Prescription

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Pernille.
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've got -12 on one eye and the writing is indeed massive.

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#14

Useful Packaging

Useful Packaging

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Ember
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very creative and practical….an amazing idea

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#15

Unique Lightbulb Packaging Design By Ig: Angelina_pischikova

Unique Lightbulb Packaging Design By Ig: Angelina_pischikova

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Hawkmoon
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So... That's the insects they'll attract more at night in your house?

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#16

A Device That Shows How Much The Box It’s Stapled On Has Been Tilted During Shipment

A Device That Shows How Much The Box It’s Stapled On Has Been Tilted During Shipment

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StankleBerry
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I’ve seen these on boxes of highly sensitive equipment.

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#17

This Korean Snack Has Two Notches On The Bag, So You Can Open At The Second Notch For Easier Access In The Later Stages Of Snacking

This Korean Snack Has Two Notches On The Bag, So You Can Open At The Second Notch For Easier Access In The Later Stages Of Snacking

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#18

Fruit Juice Boxes

Fruit Juice Boxes

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Ember
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh now these are just adorable 🥰

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#19

Forget Abs Of Steel And Buns Of Steel. Get Abs Of Buns

Forget Abs Of Steel And Buns Of Steel. Get Abs Of Buns

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A Bi-Cycle
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Whenever I see this, I can’t help but remember a similar package except it was a woman’s bra with the buns being… you know… and the outrage it had

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#20

These Are Cans Designed To Look And Stack In A Way To Resemble Bamboo. The Design Is Originally By Marcel Sheishenov

These Are Cans Designed To Look And Stack In A Way To Resemble Bamboo. The Design Is Originally By Marcel Sheishenov

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#22

Sunblock Bottle That Has A Built In Mirror So You Can See Your Face When Applying

Sunblock Bottle That Has A Built In Mirror So You Can See Your Face When Applying

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#23

Ukrainian Ice Cream Logo “Three Bears” Brand

Ukrainian Ice Cream Logo “Three Bears” Brand

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#25

Minimal Egg Packaging

Minimal Egg Packaging

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Caroline Kimber
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yet, as soon as you put that in your shopping trolley and in your bag to take home, they'll smash straight away!

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#26

It’s Not Often You See Something Radically Different In The World Of Wine Bottles

It’s Not Often You See Something Radically Different In The World Of Wine Bottles

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#27

My Hp Printer Comes With A Handle On The Plastic So It Easier To Pull Out Of The Box

My Hp Printer Comes With A Handle On The Plastic So It Easier To Pull Out Of The Box

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Emily M
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like this. It's easier for the consumer and it probably also reduces their own costs since fewer printers are broken being removed-- prevents customer complaints, returns or giving away free replacement parts

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#28

Beverage Packaging Design

Beverage Packaging Design

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#29

In Nepal The Pringles Mascot Has Different Facial Expressions Depending On The Flavor

In Nepal The Pringles Mascot Has Different Facial Expressions Depending On The Flavor

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Tushar Roy Mukherjee
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My mum never told me about this Is it very recent though? Coz she left Nepal in 1990.

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#30

When Light Hits The Earrings At A Certain Angle, The Reflection Looks Like A Butterfly In Flight!

When Light Hits The Earrings At A Certain Angle, The Reflection Looks Like A Butterfly In Flight!

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#31

Clever Packaging For A Chalk Box From 1938, Possibly Designed By Cartoonist Al Capp

Clever Packaging For A Chalk Box From 1938, Possibly Designed By Cartoonist Al Capp

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#32

Unusual Paint Brush Packaging

Unusual Paint Brush Packaging

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Lavi Berko
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

for a second i thought one of them was walter white

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#33

Absolutely Sick Coffee Package Design By Joshua Noom

Absolutely Sick Coffee Package Design By Joshua Noom

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#34

I’m Such A Sucker For Packaging

I’m Such A Sucker For Packaging

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Hilzillah
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

'Action' in the Netherlands sells these. I love 'em!

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#35

The Way This Biscuit Company Makes It Easier To Get Them Out Of The Packaging

The Way This Biscuit Company Makes It Easier To Get Them Out Of The Packaging

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#36

The Prototype Of Carlsberg's Plant-Based Green Fiber Bottle Which Will Degrade Within A Year. Expected To Hit Market Shelves By 2023

The Prototype Of Carlsberg's Plant-Based Green Fiber Bottle Which Will Degrade Within A Year. Expected To Hit Market Shelves By 2023

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Turanga Leela
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is it going to taste like cardboard like the straws?

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#37

I Think This May Be My Favorite Piece Of Packaging I've Designed So Far. Really Love How It Turned Out

I Think This May Be My Favorite Piece Of Packaging I've Designed So Far. Really Love How It Turned Out

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#38

The Design Of The Packaging For My Eardrops (Tbh My Ears Feel Like This Rn)

The Design Of The Packaging For My Eardrops (Tbh My Ears Feel Like This Rn)

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#39

This Bar Code On A Danish Milk Carton

This Bar Code On A Danish Milk Carton

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#40

The Packaging For These Dryer Balls

The Packaging For These Dryer Balls

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wayne whitson
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm Glad Nellie Found A Towel to "Dryer Balls". (I'll see myself out. G'night, everybody.).

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#41

School Assignment: Create A Logo For A Fictional Dog Food Brand

School Assignment: Create A Logo For A Fictional Dog Food Brand

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#42

The Mountain On A Coors Light Can Turns Blue When It’s Chilled And Ready To Drink

The Mountain On A Coors Light Can Turns Blue When It’s Chilled And Ready To Drink

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Ed Brandon
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Does it make the beer taste any less like making love in a canoe though? 🤔

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#43

Anti-Smoking Cigarette Packs

Anti-Smoking Cigarette Packs

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Did I say that out loud?
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't think this will work. Smokers are well aware of the dangers and these actually look quite cool.

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#44

The Way The Barcode Is An Oven Mit On The Package Of Chocolate Chips

The Way The Barcode Is An Oven Mit On The Package Of Chocolate Chips

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#45

I'd Get Coffee From Here Just For The Packaging

I'd Get Coffee From Here Just For The Packaging

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#46

Pastry Packaging For Pierre Herme By Kenya Hara

Pastry Packaging For Pierre Herme By Kenya Hara

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#47

Eco Friendly Paper Concertina Bottle Packaging

Eco Friendly Paper Concertina Bottle Packaging

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I<3BanjosephTheDog
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Maybe I'm dumb but....what is that? Is it over a wine bottle?

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#48

Little Individual Olive Oil Pouch Shaped As An Olive. Found In Spain

Little Individual Olive Oil Pouch Shaped As An Olive. Found In Spain

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#49

The Way These Images Line Up Even With Different Products

The Way These Images Line Up Even With Different Products

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#50

Illuminated Foils For Labels. Self Powered. Printed On Demand. Dope Or Not?

Illuminated Foils For Labels. Self Powered. Printed On Demand. Dope Or Not?

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Ember
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These are great and would look amazing at a party or in a club

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