Published February 06, 2012 by
What is the best part about using cookie tins as gift packaging? It’s easy; you don’t have to worry about your baked goods getting crushed in transit. The sizes and shapes make it possible for you to deliver just the right amount of cookies, brownies, or other goodies for holidays, birthdays, and other occasions. They are reusable; your recipient can use the cookie tin for everything from storing hair accessories and toys to organizing drawers. Cookie tins are always an excellent gift packaging idea.
You probably have more than a few cookie tins laying around the house from long-eaten gifts you’ve received yourself. Why not put them to use? With a little creativity and a few craft supplies, you can revamp your cookie tins and get them ready for more gift-giving. You can then fill them with cookies, brownies, candies, and even cookie dough so your recipient can make cookies when she/he wants. They also make a great case for puzzles, small kids’ toys, games, cards, coffee packages and/or tea bags, and other gifts.
Cookie tins make a great gift packaging idea year-round, but the problem is that many of us have Christmas cookie tins in excess. We can’t give those to someone for Easter Sunday or their July birthday. Sure we can; we just have to give them a makeover. Here are some ways to do just that:
If you are using the tins for cookies, baked goods, or other food items, make sure that all paint and glue has dried completely. When it has, wash the tin with hot soapy water. Before you add the cookies to the dry tin, line the bottom with parchment, waxed, or tissue paper.
Cookie tins make an ideal gift package for any number of gifts; don’t feel limited to cookies – although those will certainly be appreciated by most recipients! Instead of buying gift bags, gift boxes, or wrap, look in your home, find some empty tins, and get to work. It will make your gift that much more special.