Giving Cookies as Gifts

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During the holidays I'd like to give small gifts as a sign of friendship and appreciation to many people that I deal with all year long. Since I am NOT rich, I try to make things and thought I'd share some ideas with my Thrifty Friends!

This year, while cutting out some sugar cookies, I realized that the BELL shape looked like a sitting yogi. So I iced them that way to give out to my yoga instructor and yoga mates!

Square cookies could be made to look like books (for a book club or Friends of the Library group) or into stamps or even envelopes for the postal carrier, postmaster or even into a box to your UPS/FEDEX delivery person!

Just thought I'd share these ideas and a photo of my Yoga Cookies.

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My Great Aunt is 93 years old and she lives in the Southwest. This summer I bought a beautiful Christmas tin at a garage sale for only 50 cents.

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Then I baked her some Christmas cookies, and sealed the top of the tin with plastic wrap.

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I just baked 2 lbs. of Classic Sugar Cookies, made a product tag and will attach it to the cookie tin. I took a picture of the cookies and created a tag using a Microsoft Document.

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I have done a lot of cookie baking. I would like suggestions on how to present these gifts-packaging, etc, for the WOW! response they deserve.

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Linda from Vista, CA

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December 18, 20060 found this helpful
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You can find nice platters, baskets, and other containers at the Dollar Store for $1.00 each. Last year, I bought Dollar Store pizza pans, and found (also at the dollar store) some extra large ziplock bags that the pan fit into. Just add a pretty stick-on bow, or a bundle of curly ribbon and a gift tag

Harlean from Arkansas

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December 18, 20060 found this helpful
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Hi, Linda, you can also find some really pretty plates at thrift shops, antique shops, even "junk" stores, etc.

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By sue (Guest Post)
December 18, 20060 found this helpful
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I like to take a box the size of a boot box with a solid white bottom and just wrap the top with wrapping paper. Then line it with foil or saran then fill it up with the bakery.

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Tie ribbon around the whole thing to keep it closed. This method has produced pretty inpressive results for me when the receiver see's rows and rows of cookies.

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By Tandy (Guest Post)
December 20, 20060 found this helpful
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I use tin buckets to package gifts that are handmade. They can then be used again by the person getting the gift.

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December 21, 20060 found this helpful
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You can also buy new, undecorated paint cans at any hardware store. They are just plain silver color.

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