Wrapping Ideas for your Holiday Baked Goods *Closed*

Anyone who has ever gone to a cookie swap knows that how you wrap your cookies is just as important as the cookies themselves! And just as stress inducing!

To inspire you, here are a few creative ways to wrap your edible gifts this holiday season and a giveaway…

1. Instead of using a plate or a platter, try using a pretty candle holder or tray, like this wooden one. Once the treats are all gone, it doubles as a gift.  Just wrap with clear cellophane, tie with ribbon, and attach a card.

2. Check this article out to see what you can do with an old Pringle can!

3. For smaller, more delicate cookies and treats, try a small jewelry box like this one I found at World Market for just $4.99.

4. When gifting to someone you know likes to cook, how about a bamboo steamer or a nice casserole or serving dish?

5. Don’t forget to check out the cake and candy decorating section at your local craft store for a large variety of gift bags and boxes, ready to decorate.

6. Wedding party favor boxes are perfect for the holiday season! They come in just about every shape, size, and color you can imagine. These little green ones make the perfect little party favors at your holiday dinner party or open house. Just add a little bit of ribbon et voila!

7. You can even buy clear “paint cans” from the craft stores which you can adorn any which way you like. For a tutorial and creative ideas for every occasion under the sun check out Splitcoaststampers. (I could spend DAYS ogling that site!)

8. When all else fails, cheat! Michael’s has a HUGE line of ready-made products for all your holiday baked gifts. Sacks, boxes, you name it. The Martha Stewart line comes in kits with everything you need, including matching ribbon, tissue paper and gift tags.

To get you started, I’m giving away a Michael’s gift card.

Giveaway Details
One lucky winner will receive a $25.00 gift card to Michael’s to help with all your cookie wrapping needs!

How to Enter
Leave some comments….there are lots of ways you can do this. You have until Friday, December 9th, 12 midnight EST to enter this giveaway. One winner will be chosen via random.org and will have 3 days to respond or a new winner will be selected. Open to residents of the USA.

To earn entries, leave a separate comment for each of the steps listed below. You can leave one comment (entry) or many comments (entries). The choice is yours. If you don’t leave separate comments for each step, we will not be able to include them.

1. Sign up for my Email or RSS feeds
2. Follow @Threelilpiglets on Twitter
3. Tweet this giveaway, being sure to include my Twitter handle (@Threelilpiglets). Here’s a sample tweet you could use or make up your own: I want to win a Michael’s Gift Card from @Threelilpiglets http://www.thethreelittlepiglets.com/2011/12/wrapping-ideas-for-your-holiday-baked-goods/
4. Share this giveaway in any other creative way you can think up & let me know.

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Comments

  1. 1

    GREAT ideas! I use the Martha Stewart wrapper kits….I LOVE the jewelry box! Very nicely done!

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    I already follow you via RSS (‘cuz you’re awesome!)

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    …..and I follow you on twitter!

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    Oooh, and I sent out a tweet~

  5. 5

    Lovely post, great ideas! All the cookies look so pretty, I just got a bunch of stuff at Michael’s Too! I follow you on twitter already :)

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    I am such a bad cookie giver. I usually pile them all on a paper plate and wrap them up with saran wrap, stick a bow on top and a little to-from tag. Seeing all of these cute ideas, I am thinking I need to rethink my approach.

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    Already follow your RSS feed!

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    Already follow you on twitter!

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    Tweeted!

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    Crystal Plummer says:

    Fantastic post – we have a holiday party we will be attending on Monday and these hints will definitely come in handy!

    I’ve followed you on Twitter, posted about the contest on Twitter, signed up for your RSS Feed and will also be posting on Faceboook about the contest! :)

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    I just signed up to follow by email & facebook. Thank you Crystal Plummer. :)
    You have wonderful ideas! I woul not have thought to put cookies or baked goods in a steamer. The jewelry box is a wonderful idea. Again I had not thought to use them for my baked goods. I love how these ideas can be used all year. Thank you again.

  12. 13

    We make about 30-40 different kinds of candies/truffles/barks each Christmas for neighbors/teachers/church/family. Thanks for the different ideas that could be used to package up our little gifts! With so many different treats, the treat bags just smash the delicate truffles, but I love some of the ideas you mention above and will be on the lookout for some sales!

  13. 14

    I just subscribed to receive your e-mails also!

  14. 15

    I receive your emails!

  15. 16

    I follow you on twitter. I love this post. The wedding favor boxes is such a cute idea for table decor. You could even put names on them and make them place cards!!

  16. 17

    What great ideas! I love MS wrapper goodies too!

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    Ashley H. says:

    Thanks for the great ideas!

  18. 19

    These are some really great ideas, especially one about the wedding favors! Thanks for sharing this one Jen!

  19. 20

    Jen….these are some GREAT ideas! I just love the World Market! I could get lost in that store! And I could have used that pringle can idea last weekend! Your cookies are so pretty….no matter what you put them in!!!! : )

  20. 22

    Hey Jen, don’t enter me as I am a Canuck. But I just wanted to stop in and say I love this post. I was perusing Michael’s yesterday and was so overwhelmed by all the packing options that I threw my hands in the air and left without any packing stuff. I find it hard to gauge without being able to open the stuff and look at the sizing. I love all your ideas here.

  21. 23

    Cool Ideas, Jen..Love the bamboo steamer, who would thought about that, but it’s so creative way of thinking..
    I follow you on Twitter!!! Thanks for this great giveaway..off to tweet your giveaway!!!:))

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    I follow you on Twitter

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    I tweeted about the giveaway

  24. 26

    I just bought some of those Martha Stewart goodie bags at Michael’s on clearance the other day. It was an exciting find!

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    I follow you on Twitter!

  26. 28

    So gorgeous! Thanks for the amazing inspiration. These are magazine quality photos. Well done.

  27. 29

    Great ideas! Today I was thinking how we could wrap our holiday cookies!! I love this post!

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    I follow you by e-mail :-)

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    I am following you on Twitter!

  30. 32

    Such fabulous ideas! LOVE that jewelry box!!!!

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    I subscribed via RSS~

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    I follow you on Twitter~

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    I’m off to tweet your giveaway~

  34. 36

    Hi jen, nice to meet u…
    I heading here fr erin blog :)
    tq fr sharing ur idea fr a christmas goodies and gift… in fact I have the same thinking for giving a homemade gift fr my family and friend this year :)
    I envy u can buy fr martha steward site lot’s of goodie bag , I try once yesterday but it happen to be just fr us resident only :(
    great idea of wrapping and lovely greeny cookies! ;)

  35. 37

    I follow you on Twitter! Great giveaway for the holidays!

  36. 38

    I tweeted your giveaway (ShugarySweets)

  37. 39

    So many great ideas for the packaging of the cookies. I love the jewelry box, too.

  38. 40

    Such great ideas! I signed up to follow via email!

  39. 41

    I am following you on twitter!

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    The packaging ideas just make me want to bake more…awesome

  42. 44

    Great ideas and a wonderful giveaway! I already follow you on RSS & email! Glad I found your blog!

  43. 45

    I follow you on Twitter!

  44. 46

    I tweeted about your giveaway!

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