Container Store, Southwest Airlines Team on Gift Wrapping

To wrap gifts for airline passengers at seven airports nationwide
December 22, 2015David Gill

ContainerStorelogo3x2DALLAS—The Container Store is aligning with Southwest Airlines to offer free gift wrapping to travelers at seven airports throughout the nation tomorrow.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., representatives of the two companies will wrap gifts for travelers at Love Field here, Midway Airport in Chicago, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Denver International Airport, Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, Hartsfield/Jackson Atlanta International Airport and San Francisco International Airport. The Container Store’s representatives will use a variety of styles and patterns from their collections of gift packaging to wrap up the gifts. They will also share secrets of wrapping like a professional while travelers wait, including demonstrations on how to create a homemade pom-pom bow.

The Transportation Security Administration has advised airport travelers not to wrap their gifts in carry-on or checked luggage for screening purposes. This will force many travelers to pack their bags with unwrapped gifts, according to a Container Store statement.

“Both The Container Store and Southwest Airlines are passionate about service and also love spreading joy with our customers each and every day,” said Casey Shilling, vice president of public relations and marketing communications for The Container Store. “What better way to spread holiday cheer and smiles than by treating travelers with stunning gift packaging from our expert employees while they are facing their busy holiday trips.”

David GillDavid Gill | Contributing Editor

David Gill is a contributing editor to HFN.


  • Von Tobel Cites Brass Textures Among Top Trends

    Camera Icon   More Videos

Subscribe to
HFN Omnichannel
Receive the news you need to know about the trends in the industry delivered right to your inbox.

Current Issue

  • HFN cover for September 2017


    September 2017


    2017 State of the Industry Report
    Cautious Optimism, Mixed Results

    Many expected 2016 would be a banner year, but the political and economic climate softened consumer confidence. It was also a year consumers spent more lavishly on home remodeling rather than decorating.


    •  TJX Unveils First U.S. Homesense Store - In a time when retailers are reducing store counts, TJX continues to get physical.
    •   Ikea’s Fluid Spaces - The retailer’s new intros reflect multifunctional rooms.
    •  N.Y. Home Fashions Market Preview - Textile textures get soft and cozy, colors warmer.