The nested lid and receptacle of a traditional origami Masu box is functionally compact, but I often find the snug fitted design difficult to open.
I allayed the shortcomings of my rather deft-less fingers by inserting a strip of card into the box. This heightens the lid and creates room for gripping.
I also experimented with knotting loops on the top and bottom of the boxes, enabling me to pull them apart like Christmas crackers. This would work well with a box made out of sturdy card stock, for a gift that can handle being bounced around 🙂
Depending on the size of the paper squares you start out with, these boxes can go as big or as small as you need them.