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How do you package your homemade (edible) gifts?

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Ceolas Wed 08-Dec-10 15:27:37

I always use cellophane bags and curling ribbon but wondered what others use? I fancy a change smile

SpannerPants Wed 08-Dec-10 15:46:20

I'm going to get some cheap jars and put little cookies in them, then put a square of material around the top and tie with ribbon. Good for keeping things airtight

TheChewyToffeeMum Wed 08-Dec-10 15:48:55

Watching to see if anyone has any great ideas - I always go for the cellophane bags and ribbon too.

Ihopeyoudance Wed 08-Dec-10 17:31:52

What about using some of these free printable labels too? -by-ink-tree-press.html

taffetazatyousantaclaus Wed 08-Dec-10 18:32:26

Jamie at Home has some divine wee Kilner style jars with duck egg blue lids, but they are really too good to give away!

Depends what you are giving away - cookies/biscotti I use cello bags with a silver base - need the base so you can pile them ontop of each other. I then tie with French striped ribbon or I have some lovely blue snowflake ribbon this year, and attach a tag so people know what they are.....
Marmalade/chutneys/compotes go in either Kilner jars or Bonne Maman jars with a circle of beautiful plain paper over the top, secured with an elastic band and covered in beautiful ribbon, again tied with tag.

I would def recommend getting the cello bags with the base, the biscuits look so much better.

DaisyFields Wed 08-Dec-10 18:38:47

Kilner jars bought wholesale with ribbon and brown paper luggage tags for my Christmas chocs.

SNOWmami Wed 08-Dec-10 18:45:08

Mostly in assorted jars with coordinating labels designed by moi, with a picture representative of the contents, font in colour to match picture, name of item, and a twee description (e.g. Sloe gin was 'made from sloes gathered by Umami, Um-boy and Um-dog' blush). YY to cello bags, mucho different, yet coordinating, ribbons. Made some panforte wrapped in little parcels of baking parchment, all rustic-like - was quite pleased with those.

Then all bundled together in a basket, swathed in fancy cello with gold swirlies on it (from florist supply shops on eBay), more ribbon, and attached contents list/ gift label.

This year everyone is getting DVDs grin

Ceolas Wed 08-Dec-10 18:49:42

Was thinking about florentines in addition to my usual tablet. Where do you get the bases for the bags, taffeta?

taffetazatyousantaclaus Wed 08-Dec-10 19:37:13

I buy the bags that already have them in - here scroll down to the ones with silver card bases

maggiethecat Wed 08-Dec-10 21:01:45

was thinking of putting baked biscuits in nice boxes but cannot find anything online - any suggestions?

posey Wed 08-Dec-10 21:09:21

I'm making chocolate squares and putting them in those celophane bags that have paper on the bottom, then into a gift box (I found some gorgous boxes in one of those shops that's like a £ shop but isn't!)

Ceolas Thu 09-Dec-10 08:53:15

maggie these are nice but a bit £££.

maggiethecat Thu 09-Dec-10 19:54:27

Don't want to spend so much. Think those Ikea jars might work out to be similar price and they get to keep jar.

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