19 Wrapping Ideas for Your Food Gifts

19 Wrapping Ideas for Your DIY Food Gifts // Savvy Eats

We’re in the final holiday stretch, and you may already have all your DIY food gifts planned out (or even made!). But have you figured out how you’re going to wrap your gifts? I know we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover and all that, but let’s face it, a cutely wrapped present feels a little more magical while you’re waiting to unwrap it. Here are 19 gift wrapping ideas for your DIY food gifts, from folded treat envelopes and boxes to printable labels:

Wrapping Tutorials and Ideas for Food Gifts:

Compartmentalized boxes for gifting little treats via You Are My Fave

Cookie compotes via Martha Stewart

Cookie envelopes via Going Home to Roost

Cookie tubes via Better Homes and Gardens

DIY folded paper cookie & treat gift boxes via It’s Always Autumn

Printable popcorn boxes via One Charming Party

Townhouse gift boxes via Martha Stewart

Printables for General Food Gifts:

Adorable black and white canning jar labels for canned or baked goods via A Simple Pantry

Christmas labels for edible gifts via Lia Griffith

Paper gift bags via Thirty Handmade Days

19 Wrapping Ideas for Your DIY Food Gifts // savvyeat.com

Printables For Specific Food Gifts:

Cinnamon, orange, lemon, grapefruit and vanilla extract labels via Spoon Fork Bacon

Gingerbread cookie mix in a jar labels via Food for My Family

Hazelnut crinkles, molasses cookies and chocolate chip cookie dough labels (package the dough in ice cream containers!) via Betty Crocker

Homemade pasta labels via Spoon Fork Bacon

Homemade vanilla extract labels via Live Laugh Rowe

Moroccan spiced pepitas labels via Snixy Kitchen

Orange hot fudge sauce labels via Positively Splendid

Seasoned salt pack (four flavors: sriracha, smoky lime, sage and rosemary salt) labels 

Triple chip cookie mix in a jar labels and recipe cards via The Law Student’s Wife

P.S. See more gift ideas on my Food Gifts Pinterest board.

Photos via Snixy Kitchen, Spoon Fork Bacon, The Law Student’s Wife, It’s Always Autumn, Food for my Family, Betty Crocker, A Simple Pantry.

Orange Green Tea Punch

Orange-Green-Tea-Punch.jpgI really haven’t missed alcohol much at all for the past seven months. I kind of thought I would – we were living in wine country up until two weeks ago, after all. But no, I’ve been perfectly content to just drink tea, water, juice and small amounts of coffee since finding out I was pregnant back in July.

Deli meat, on the other hand, is a totally different story. All I want in life lately is a ham sandwich, piled high with meat, some Swiss and mayo. I’ve tried heating up the meat first, but it isn’t the same. I’ve already directed Dan to make sure my first post-delivery meal is a sandwich.

The one exception to the “I don’t really miss alcohol” rule seems to be when I think about New Year’s Eve. It is the one time of year when we make brandy slush, and we savor every last glass of that batch. That obviously isn’t going to be how we ring in 2015. We’ll also be forgoing our usual board-games-and-cocktails New Year’s Eve party. I don’t think we’ll be up for driving to Milwaukee for our friends’ party that soon after moving and closing on our house, and I doubt we will be unpacked and settled enough to host a big crowd at the new place.

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I’ll be honest, I’m a little bummed to be missing out on our annual December 31 traditions. But, I reason, nearly all of our traditions are going to change in some way next year anyways, right? We won’t be giving them up entirely, but they’ll be tweaked to better fit our new little family. And that’s what we’ll do this year – tweak our New Year’s Eve traditions to allot for all the life changes we’ve made in the past six weeks. Maybe we won’t host or attend a giant game night complete with a full cocktail menu, but we can still have a small group of family or friends over a game or two. And while I may not make a big batch of brandy slush to ring in the new year, I can certainly make a bowl of orange green tea mocktail punch that our alcohol-drinking friends can spike with some brandy.

Cheers to the holiday season and ever-changing traditions!

Orange Green Tea Punch

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: Serves 12-16

Orange Green Tea Punch

This fruity mocktail punch will please all of your guests. Offer a bottle of brandy alongside the punch and allow the adults to spike their drinks as desired.

Adapted from this brandy slush recipe .

Ingredients

  • 4 bags green tea
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 9 cups water, divided
  • 16 ounces orange juice
  • 16 ounces cranberry juice or cranberry juice cocktail
  • 16 ounces citrus soda (7Up, Sprite, etc)
  • Ice
  • Orange slices or candied orange peel, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Arrange the tea bags in a big heat-proof bowl. It will need to hold all of the punch, so be sure it is extra-large! Scoop the marmalade and sugar into the bottom of the bowl.
  2. Bring seven cups of water to just below a boil. Pour over the tea bags and steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the tea bags and whisk to finish mixing in the sugar and marmalade.
  4. Add the remaining two cups of water and both the orange and cranberry juices to help cool the punch.
  5. When the punch is at room temperature, it can be chilled. Either refrigerate it for later (and add ice just before your party) or add ice now.
  6. Just before serving, stir in the citrus soda.
  7. Garnish each glass with an orange slice or a few pieces of candied orange peel (optional) before ladling in the punch.
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