20+ Pretty Cookie Packaging Ideas

Part of the fun of handmade gifts are the unique touches that make them special.  Packaging is a very important part of the presentation.  I’ve put together twenty fun cookie packaging ideas  from a variety of resources.  I love each and every one of them and  there is something for every style and budget.  I hope you’ll try a few with your own cookie creations.

  I found this beautiful cookie assortment assortment on at The Black Apple.  They are packaged in pre-made boxes from the craft store.  You can find similar boxes HERE.

$1 Jars from Dollar Tree. I’ve found three different varieties, the  flip top version being my favorite for cookie gifts. Dollar Tree seems to only carry these around the holiday season, so keep your eyes open after Thanksgiving and be sure to pick a few up.  They are very handy to have around.

I love this cookie favor bunting I found on 100 Layer Cake Blog.  I made up the name, but in any case, what a wonderful idea!  You can find kraft paper treat bags like the ones above, HERE.

I thought these sewn paper candy pouches from Peppermint Plum would work just as well to package cookies.  Just wrap a single cookie in waxed paper before sewing it inside.  It would be especially fun to sew around the shape of the cookie inside.  I can imagine so many versions of this idea…stamped, hand decorated by my kids…the possibilities are endless!

I also fell in love with these simple cookie envelopes from Martha Stewart.  You can find templates for the second version HERE.  Of course, it’s Martha, are you surprised?  Turns out she has more cookie packaging ideas than I do cookie cutters!

If you want to stay on a budget, try these paper plate baskets from Sarah Hearts.  Use pretty washi tape to make them extra special!

If you’re looking for tips on pretty Christmas cookie packaging, head on over to Glorious Treats for tips on perfectly presented cookies like these!

I saw this dressed up jar on Anna and Blue Paperie and I knew it would be perfect filled with Christmas cookies.  All you need are cupcake liners, ribbon, and her beautiful printables to create a beautiful jar just like this one.

This idea from The Essential Packaging Store Blog is one of my personal favorites.  Use a scrapbooking edger to dress up simple glassine bags.

Here’s another idea from Country Living that uses cupcake liners and ribbon to dress up a simple cookie treat.  Attach a card with your favorite recipe {or mine} to make it an EXTRA special treat!

Tea and cookies, one of life’s simplest pleasures was the thought behind this packaging idea from Shopgirl.  I am already looking forward to a year of collecting cast off tea cups so I can use this idea myself next year.

I also love the idea of re-using disposable household items.  This birch branch is actually a Pringle’s can that Gracie, from Sense and Simplicity, covered with scrapbook paper.  For those of you worried about chip residue, wipe the container clean with a damp rag and soapy water, then air dry.  Better yet, fill them with compost cookies as my friend Laura suggested and it’s perfectly appropriate for them to end up in a potato chip can.

This idea from Country Living is another that will have me scouring thrift stores and garage sales throughout the year.  The only thing better than getting cookies is a fun vintage baking pan to go along with them.  Besides that, they make GREAT photo props!

This sweet bag from my friend Mique at 30 Handmade Days comes complete with color palette and thoughtful saying.  Just print onto simple kraft bags and tie with twine from The Twinery.

This idea from Martha Stewart may very well be my favorite of all, but I am pretty partial to glassware.  Use decorative dishes {old or new} covered with cellophane as packaging for pretty cookie gifts.

These handmade petal boxes from Homespun Threads would be perfect for packaging cookies.  Click HERE for a free template.  If you need a smaller version  you can find one HERE.

I used this tutorial from Adelyn Stone to dress up plain old throwaway jars for my gingerbread playdough.  It would also work great for cookies. The things you can do with Mod Podge, right?  Perfectly pretty and *almost* free.

I like this idea because the little scrap of yarn reminded me of Mom.  I think she would like these.  See the how-to and a recipe for “Grammy’s BEAUTIFUL Swedish pastries” at The Purl Bee.

{Photo via Country Living}

I love the idea of using simple paper bags, like THESE from The Layer Cake Shop to wrap cookies.  Simple but beautiful without a lot of fuss.

And another fave…use old tins to package your holiday cookie gifts as suggested by Country Living.

Or better yet…if you can’t find vintage tins, spray paint thrift store finds in fun colors or even with chalkboard paint as suggested by Cynthia Shaffer .  You can also use Martha’s doily templates to dress up tired old tins.

That ought to be enough to keep you busy for days, but just in case I have a few more fun links to share…

If you have seen any other unforgettable packaging ideas OR recipes, feel free to share.  Christmas is right around the corner.  Only ten short days to do all of the last minute shopping, baking, and the most important thing, spending  time with the ones you love.  No pressure or anything!

As for me, I’ll be spending the weekend “in town” {if you aren’t from the boonies that means the closest city will Target, Starbucks and a mall} picking up the last few items that I couldn’t find on Amazon.  Wish me luck!

Happy Holidays everyone!