It may be cold and bleak outside, but the season of giving can warm the heart and make the days merry and bright. Homemade gifts are especially meaningful, and edible treats are some of the best presents to receive.
To give your wrapped-up goodies a little extra holiday cheer, create personalized Avery labels and tags with your choice of a variety of festive design templates on Avery Design & Print Online. Create your own heartfelt gifts with these ideas that are easy to make and fun to give.
Cocoa to go-go
Simple to make in a pinch, just layer the ingredients for mocha cocoa mix (we found this recipe at myrecipes.com) in a glass jar. Decorate the lid with a personalized round label, and tie on a printable tag with the directions. Add holiday trimmings such as a jingle bell or paper snowflake for a little charm.
Santa’s favorite snack
Homemade cookies are a big hit during the holidays. You can stack regular-sized cookies in a clear container or fill a jar with itty-bitty ones. Add your personalized round label on top and attach a personal note printed on a tag using colored string. Wax paper bags sealed with holiday labels make a lighter packaging alternative to containers.
You are what you eat
Nuts, popcorn, trail mix or candy can easily be repackaged in food-safe containers and wrapped up as thoughtful gifts. Use decorative ribbon around your snack packs. For a personal touch, attach fun, customized labels available in round, oval, and square shapes.
Packing and shipping tips for treats
Put all your scrumptious treats in a box and send a nice surprise to a loved one far from home, or create an assortment of labeled goodies in a gift basket for delivery. Design a customized shipping label for the box to give your package some personality.
When shipping your treats, here are some tips to help them arrive just the way you intended:
- Pad the inside of the box with bubble wrap, packing peanuts and/or other packing materials.