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I have an idea, so I'm throwing it out here to see if anyone can offer suggestions.

I want to shrink wrap a box. I don't have it yet, but the largest it would be is about 30cm each side. I would prefer having it done locally (Vancouver area), although it is okay to send it away because this needs to be done for Christmas (I have tons of time).

I have no idea how much it would cost to do something like this, but I want to spend as little as possible. The goal is to make the box look brand-new and unopened, so if someone has a suggestion other than shrink wrap, I would love to hear it.
 

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Many large independent retail stores have a shrink wrap machine. Make some calls in your area. The last two large independent computer retailers I worked with both had the necessary equipment.
 

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the real question is why you want to make it look like it hasn't been opened? Did you open a gift early and are afraid of getting caught?
I knew someone was going to ask why. :D

It's a long story.

Short version: My family plays a gift game every year at Christmas. Quite a few years ago someone put a really crummy gift in the game. Every year since then, whoever got that gift brings it back and gives it to someone else. Due to the nature of our gift game we can trade gifts when they have been unwrapped, so we have to disguise this ugly thing to trick someone into taking it. (e.g. a few years ago it was sewn into a stuffed animal, last year a photo of the gift was hidden in a box of chocolates)
 

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I knew someone was going to ask why. :D

It's a long story.

Short version: My family plays a gift game every year at Christmas. Quite a few years ago someone put a really crummy gift in the game. Every year since then, whoever got that gift brings it back and gives it to someone else. Due to the nature of our gift game we can trade gifts when they have been unwrapped, so we have to disguise this ugly thing to trick someone into taking it. (e.g. a few years ago it was sewn into a stuffed animal, last year a photo of the gift was hidden in a box of chocolates)
I think that is great. I love doing things like this at Christmas. One year my ex gf's son was getting his first cell phone. He knew we were ordering it (using a corporate discount) and every day he'd come home from school "is it here yet?"

Christmas Day comes and my ex gf and I purposely put wrong tags on all of the gifts so he wouldn't see a box the size of a cell phone with his name on it. I wanted to take it a step further and charge the phone and hide it and at the right moment call it and make him trace the ring but I was overruled.
 
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