If you are planning to hand out holiday treats this holiday season, you'll want to package them in a way that emphasizes how special they are. Here are a few ideas:Cellophane Bags
These clear bags are perfect for packing up mini loaves of bread, stacks of cookies and brownies and chocolate-coated pretzels, among other treats. They come with a twisty tie for easy closure, but you may need to tape bags with longer treats (like pretzel rods).Where to Buy
: These are available in many places, including craft stores and party stores. But your best bet is to hit up the dollar store first, where you can find packages for a song.Dress ‘em Up
: Once they are tied shut, press the ends of the twisty tie down. Then, tie a pretty ribbon over it, essentially hiding the twisty tie. If you taped it shut, either tie a ribbon around the outside of the package or place a metallic seal over the tape. Treat Boxes
Available in a variety of shapes and sizes, treat boxes are perfect for wrapping up homemade truffles, fudge, cookies, brownies and more. Use parchment to separate layers of treats.Where to Buy
: Craft stores and party stores are the best places to find these.Dress ‘em Up
: Use bakery twine around the box and tie a candy cane to the top. Tins
Tins are a classy way to package holiday treats. Use them for cookies, candies and chocolate-covered yummies.Where to Buy
: These are sold at stores like Walmart and Christmas Tree Shop as well as craft stores. Check the dollar store first though.Dress ‘em Up
: Get an over-sized bow (try to find one the same size as the lid) and stick it on.
How do you package your homemade treats for gifts?
Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about family-friendly foods and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.