Old technologies are still good sometimes, and that's certainly true of the simple wooden box. Wooden boxes can be antiques and decorative containers or plain wooden crates, but always they're solid and great for storing items large and small.
Wooden boxes have any finish that wood can take, from varnish to paint to decorative designs. Some are equipped with locks; others are bigger and appropriate for storing clothing and other large items. Pack it right in a wooden box.