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17 Creative Wrapping Ideas for Homemade Food Gifts

These DIY food gift wrapping ideas add another touch of thoughtfulness to your homemade treats.

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A homemade food gift created in the kitchen is truly a joy to give or receive. From snack mixes and candies to mini Bundt cakes and more, homemade food gifts deliver a taste of the holidays. Dress up your beautiful work with these food gift wrapping ideas.

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Gift-Wrapped Oatmeal Canister

Give your leftover oatmeal container another life! Reuse and decorate it with cute Christmas wrapping paper and a thin, curled ribbon bow. (Tip: to curl ribbon, slide one scissor blade down a cut piece of ribbon. The ribbon should bounce into a curl once you reach the end of the ribbon strand.) Tuck a sweet surprise, like these fudgy, four-ingredient cookies, inside.

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Layered Mason Jar Mixes

Fill up 1-pint mason jars for a sweet gift. To limit mess, use a funnel or waxed-paper cone to pour ingredients inside. Try it out with this hot cocoa mix recipe or if you’re gifting to the baker in the family, fill your jar up with this brownie recipe.

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Twine-Wrapped Parchment Paper

Put parchment paper to good use with this food gift packaging idea. Carefully wrap your favorite Christmas fudge inside a DIY parchment paper wrapping paper. Complete the rustic look by tying a twine ribbon adorned with a cheery candy cane.

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Decorated Bread Tin

Add a holiday touch to your favorite Christmas quick bread recipe. Keep the loaf inside its tin and nestle a sentimental Christmas card under the bow. (This almond tea bread would make the perfect gift.)

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Kitchen Towel Ribbon

Give two gifts in one! Wrap ingredients together using a fun kitchen towel, like this olive oil dip with a freshly-baked bread loaf, for a DIY food gift any foodie would adore. Useful and beautiful.

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Tissue Paper-Filled Cookie Tin

Who doesn’t want candy for Christmas? Store individually-wrapped homemade caramels together in a festive cookie tin wrapped in tissue paper for a classic Christmas food gift.

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Glass Milk Jugs

Pour homemade Irish cream or your favorite holiday drinks inside decorated milk jugs. Make it a showstopping presentation by placing filled milk jugs inside a ribbon-wrapped metal bucket. Looking for a kid-friendly sipper? This peppermint white hot chocolate recipe will serve up smiles.

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Tied Plastic Bags

Show off your candied pecans in these simple, yet elegant, plastic bags. Scoop a few handfuls and tie them up with a string bow and voila! This food gift is all ready to go.

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Bow-Wrapped Mason Jars

Make it even more special by attaching recipe cards so they can make their own! Or, better yet, write down recipes that pair well with this orange pear jam.

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Mini Stocking Stuffers

Stuff these mini stockings with our bite-sized beer and pretzel caramels recipe. For variety, toss a few other homemade Christmas candies in there, too. This easy truffles recipe would pair nicely!

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Exploding Takeout Box

These foldable boxes aren’t just for your favorite takeout recipes anymore! Keep the box popped open for an exploding effect or slip the box tabs on top and tie up this mint chocolate bark with ribbon or yarn. Maybe even slip a homemade ornament (or two!) onto the bow for extra Christmas cheer.

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Paper-Topped Mason Jars

Ditch the metal lid for something a bit homier. Cover the top of this cranberry recipe with brown paper or a vintage tea towel and tightly fasten with a rubber band or ribbon. Personalize it by writing and drawing on the top with a fine-tip pen.

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Brown Bag Mixes

Fill up a brown food bag with their favorite snack mix. Clamp the top with a clothespin and a handwritten note. If you’re feeling crafty, add some Christmas stickers onto the bag.

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Packaged Food Gift Tray

Create your own dessert “grazing tray” by adding a jar of chocolate sauce, mini containers filled with fun sprinkles and plastic-wrapped ice cream cones. Or gift a homemade hot chocolate board! (Here are some other amazing grazing table gift ideas.)

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Makeshift Chocolate Box

Make a DIY chocolate box using a metal tin, wrapping paper and individually-wrapped homemade peanut butter cups. Go above and beyond by alternating different chocolate truffles to mimic a store-bought chocolate box.

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Wooden Serving Trays

One of our favorite food wrapping ideas is this modern take. Snag a beautiful wooden tray to display your finest baked creations (because after all, your gift wrap needs to be just as amazing as your baking skills). Finally, rest the macadamia nut loaves on a piece of wax paper and tie with a piece of twine.

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Festive Snack Mix Bowl

Dress up a Ziploc bag of goodies with a classy, minimalist ceramic bowl and bow. This classic snack mix fits any special occasion or holiday.

Christina Herbst
Christina is an Assistant Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in content creation and SEO optimization. She enjoys trying out local foodie restaurants and coffeehouses and adding copious amounts of garlic and cheese to any recipe she can get her hands on.