About Us

beatrice & eli

Beatrice and Eli are newlyweds starting off their marriage with the ultimate partnership – Open Me When.  After falling in love at the University of Michigan, they quickly realized they were destined to own a company together, a place to show off their shared passion for creativity and flair for finding unique treasures. With the help of family and their two cute pugs, Beatrice and Eli spend their weekends wrapping gifts and have never been happier.

About Open Me When


the box

The idea for Open Me When originated from Beatrice’s memories of helping out at her parent’s company every holiday season. Beatrice and her mom created custom packages of wrapped items and stories to send to clients; these boxes quickly became a greatly anticipated yearly tradition, many saved under the tree to open with family on Christmas Day. We are excited to be able to create and share these boxes with you on any occasion and hope that you will cherish the experience as well.



Many of the items in our boxes come from local entrepreneurs who are making a name for themselves during this time of the rebirth and revitalization of our “Comeback City”. Growing up minutes away from Detroit, we have witnessed the positive changes that have established the city as a place for all things cool and unique.  Pay attention to special gifts that show off some of the “Detroit Pride”- it’s contagious!


  • “What can I say?! These boxes were an absolute hit! I placed a custom order for bridesmaid boxes and sent over my wedding colors and ideas of what I wanted to be in the boxes. Beatrice sent over options that were exactly what I was looking for and literally did all of the thinking for me! Each item was beautifully wrapped and there was a hand written note that really made the boxes personal and heart felt. The presentation of the boxes is second to none- everything is incredibly high quality with great attention to detail. Gift giving has become a lost art, but Open Me When is recapturing the excitement of giving a gift that makes the receiver feel so special. I would recommend these boxes for any occasion!" Alexis, Custom Bridesmaid Boxes
  • "I found Open Me When while searching for a vendor to create holiday gift baskets for EnergyHub's clients. Beatrice provided me with myriad high-quality, unique, and fun options to fill our clients' baskets, and the recipients were very happy with the items. I'll definitely be contacting Open Me When the next time I need versatile, targeted client gifts." Grant, Corporate Holiday Gift Boxes
  • I am a lover of pretty things & unique experiences. Open Me When box checks both of those “boxes” (literally). As soon as I was introduced to this wonderful company, I knew to look no further when wanting to give my “bride to be’s” a custom warm welcome. So much thought and LOVE goes into every box they curate. Beatrice was incredible to work with from start to finish and I cannot wait for these boxes to continue to be such a big part of my new company. It is so special that my brides get to Open Me When They Are Tying With KG. A million thank you’s Beatrice and Eli! Katie, Custom Event Planning Boxes
  • "Open Me When box is a great gift for any occasion! My very first order was a gift for my mother when I just wanted to show her how much I appreciated everything she had done. The gifts inside each box perfectly expressed my emotions and also spoiled her too! I can't recommend this enough for that someone special, or just to even say thank you." Bryan, Curated Boxes
  • "Beatrice was SUCH a gem to work with. We talked ideas and brainstormed ways to make the gifts unique. With the user-friendly Build-A-Box option, I was able to customize stunning, locally supported boxes for my unique best friends. I would HIGHLY recommend Open Me When to my closest friends and all brides looking for a custom touch to spoil anyone in their wedding party or family! I wish I had more pictures to capture their expressions while opening the gifts, but we were too filled with tears and living in the special moment!! Thank you to Beatrice and Eli for your work!" Ashley, Custom Build-A-Box