A Unique Christmas Gift Packaging Idea

Present your homemade baked goods with this unique Christmas gift packaging idea! Uses terra cotta pots and other supplies readily available at craft and discount stores. 

cookies with gift tag in pot with holly berries

Welcome to part two of Cookie Packaging 101! Part one was providing these free printable Christmas gift tags. Part two is the actual packaging, which I’m sharing here today. The idea involves Mod Podge terra cotta pots. These little pots are a fun and relaxing craft, and they look beautiful filled with homemade goodies.

supplies for christmas gift packagaging idea

Cookie Pot Supplies

All sources and recipes can be found at the end of the post.

  • terra cotta pots
  • shredded paper bag filler
  • 4 x 9 inch cellophane bags
  • twine or ribbon
  • gift tags
  • cookies of your choice

About the cookies

Make your favorite cookie recipes, or try something new. I made four different kinds, but it’s totally up to you to choose how many recipes you make. My best tip is to plan a baking day, and make the cookies all at once. It can be a long day, but it eliminates cleaning up your kitchen multiple times…and it’s such a good feeling when it’s all finished!

bags of cookies in holly terra cotta pots

To assemble the holly pots

  • Fill the pots a little more than halfway with the paper filler.
  • Place your cookies in the cellophane bags, and tie them off with twine and a gift tag.
  • Put a bag in each pot, and add a little more filler around the bags, just to make the pots look full & festive.
  • Once the pots are assembled, simply place them in individual tissue-paper-filled gift bags.
terra cotta pot christmas gift packaging idea

Variations

Cellophane bags + gift bags

If you don’t want to take the time to make the holly pots, there are other easy and wonderful ways to present your homemade baked goods. Simply eliminate the pot, and place one or two cellophane bags of goodies in a gift bag. The cellophane bags, and Christmas gift bags, are easy to find at craft and discount stores.

christmas gift packaging idea cookies in clear bag with gift tag

Affiliate links included. See my disclosure statement.

Boxes

There are also really cute boxes available for baked goods, like the one pictured below. Here are links to just a few:

christmas gift packaging idea cookies in box

Everything is Better with a Bow

I believe a beautiful bow can transform any box! This box of cookies was cute, but by adding the bow, it’s transformed into a lovely and thoughtful gift that the recipient will love.

christmas gift box with red bow

I gave these holly pots to my girlfriends…the same ones who came to my Friendsgiving celebration. It was a lovely way to let them know I was thinking of them, and that I wished them a Merry Christmas!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

5 Comments

  1. MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says:

    Ann, thanks for sharing these gift giving ideas with us! I am definitely going to get some pots and work on these for next Christmas.

    My heart goes out to you with not being able to see your friends at this special time of year. It has been quite the year, hasn’t it? I have really missed seeing my friends, too.

    We are on total lockdown till mid January — at least. So we can’t have anyone join us for Christmas — only allowed the members of our household which are my hubby and I. However, even though it’s hard to not get together with our family, we know that everyone is hurting. It just doesn’t even seem like Christmas. Oh! Well! We have decorated and are enjoying all the lights on our tree, mantel plus all the candles. We are trying to make our Christmas as normal as we can!
    Bless you at Christmas — and always! Thanks for all the hard work you put into your posts, Ann. We appreciate you so much!

  2. Carol Karl says:

    Oh, those terracotta pots are just divine. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Cynthia D says:

    5 stars
    I like these ideas, especially the mini pots. It’s too late for me to start this project but
    I hope to remember this for Valentine’s Day. Thanks for showing all of these.