It comes in the typical clear case packaging that is slightly larger than the iPod itself. Contents included was the ear buds, charging cable, quick user guide and the iPod itself. The charging cable is a usb cable and does not have the a.c. adapter. Meaning you have to plug it into a computer to charge. I had a generic a.c. adapter for usb and it works fine. Also this was the 32 GB model so it also came with a lanyard. It came partially charged so when we initially opened the package we were able to setup WiFi and make purchases straight away. Hope this helps.