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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.