This year I realized I didn't have any of these cookie tray bags on hand, so Mr. T went out to Dollar Tree and purchased some. For most of my cookie trays to neighbors or friends, I will put the cookies on a foam plate and tuck it into a gallon size plastic bag. The assortment of cookies is so pretty that no embellishment (other than possibly a ribbon and/or a sprig of evergreen) is needed.
But I also give out two special cookie plates each year to folks who enjoy a particular cookie. For them, I like to find a special plate to include with the cookies as part of the gift. These cookies -- Eggnog Log Cookies for one person, and Sacher Torte Cookies for the other -- are still pretty, but not colorful, one being cream-colored and the other chocolate.
|Eggnog log photo from Taste of Home|
|This Gooseberry Patch plate is an example|
This year we also found some great after-Christmas deals on packaging for kitchen gifts. I'll just put in some photos and captions.
|These treat bags are very useful for packaging snack mixes and other treats.|
|These treat boxes will be useful for packaging cookies or candies.|
|Square boxes like this work great for leaving a gift for the mail or newspaper carrier!|
|These colorful paper sacks, about the size of a lunch bag, will be so useful for packaging treats within a gift basket.|
|Tins like these with the see-through lid are a very nice way to package candy or cookies for a special gift. Nice in a gift basket, too.|