Now that you’re finished with your baking, how do you put it all together?

Here’s how I wrap up my cookies and cakes to give as gifts –it’s simple, inexpensive and always gets lots of oohs and ahhs.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Lunch-type paper bags – I love the plain brown but you can get any color(s) you like.

Assorted ribbons – you’ll need 12” lengths for the lunch bags and 30” lengths for the mini loaves.

Tags and pens – I try to pick tags that are non-denominational (this is also handy after the holidays if you have any leftovers).

Twine – because I love twine.

A single-hole puncher.

Various trimmings – I used little magnolia buds and evergreen boughs but there are no rules here. You can attach ornaments, dreidels, pine cones, berry branches – really, anything goes!

To assemble, simply fill your bag and fold over the top to close. Punch two holes in the flap and thread your ribbon through. Attach your tag and trimmings and tie it all up.


Another item I love to use is a recycled clementine crate. It’s the perfect size for holding an assortment of cookies and makes a cute presentation too. I line the bottom with a piece of parchment paper and fill the crate with fresh unsalted popcorn (microwave about ½ cup of kernels in a brown bag). I nestle the cookies and cakes on top and tie some raffia around the corners.

I wish you a happy Friday and a VERY happy, healthy and peaceful holiday season!

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