But if the rustic box isn't your style? A wicker basket. A silver tray with lower sides. A glass bowl with moss up the sides to obscure the "mechanics" of the arrangement. A decorative ceramic serving dish. I love the subdued green and white look.
Branch out with an unconventional, space-saving wall tree. Get the scent and feel of a real tree in a fraction of the space by fastening greenery to a panel. A galvanized buckets puts presents on display.