These boxes can be separated or used together. They make great gift boxes or as a gift itself. They can be used to put candy on your desk, store things on your dresser or nightstand or things on your coffee table. Folded out of paper, they fit snuggly within each other. This set is made with 5 boxes but they are also available in sets of 3 or 4. The papers might be slightly different than what is shown but sets are available in a variety of themes (by color, animal prints, travel, abstract, sports, music, etc). Send me a note to let me know what type you would like.