Boxes for cookie gifts

Decorating By AnnieCahill Updated 17 Jan 2015 , 3:01pm by Party Time

MBalaska Posted 19 Dec 2013 , 12:15am
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beautiful trees, and what nice gifts you sent. ( I had a piece of fudge so you didn't have to.)

-K8memphis Posted 19 Dec 2013 , 12:22am
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thank you, mb, so sweet of you-- didja like it? i added a little white chocolate--

 

those are exactly the kind of sugar calories i can handle--hahaha

johnson6ofus Posted 29 Dec 2013 , 2:00am
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:)

 

Amazing what two, three or four small pieces of tape can do for the structure of a box!

AnnieCahill Posted 29 Dec 2013 , 2:43am
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AI thought I'd report back. I went with the 7x7x4 light brown box with the window. I'm glad I got the ones with the window! I baked 9 different kinds of cookies and everything fit perfectly. I had three layers of different types of cookies (stacked) but it didn't look sloppy at all. Thanks for your suggestions everyone!

P.s. k8 I love the pic of the fudge with the can of Diet Coke in the picture. Lol!

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 29 Dec 2013 , 7:20am
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AFor the recipients who got the "large" cookie package (i.e., 18 shortbreads, 18 oatmeal, and 12 Innsbruck Dream Bars), I used the large Berry Plastics food-gift buckets with handles from The Container Store (7" high, 8 1/2" lid diameter, at $1.99 each); they were a bit cheaper than the squat ones shaped like traditional cookie tins, and had better looking color/decoration schemes. The one that went in the mail needed a couple square feet of large bubble wrap for a snug fit, and a few more square feet to secure it within the smallest shipping box that could accommodate it.

For the recipients who got the "small" cookie package (i.e., 12 shortbreads, 12 oatmeal, and 6-7 Innsbruck Dream Bars), I used holiday-decorated GladWare (if I remember right) containers in the "Big Bowl" size (package of 3 for something like four or five bucks at Target). Which was just big enough, requiring no packing material (but the two that went in the mail required a fair amount to secure them in the shipping boxes).

In all cases, I used separate quart zip-top bags for each of the 3 types of cookies.

AnnieCahill Posted 29 Dec 2013 , 7:27pm
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AJames, I haven't received my package yet...

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 30 Dec 2013 , 12:12am
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A

Original message sent by JWinslow

Myself? I did 2 kinds of nuts for family this year - lol 

You mean, you GAVE your family two kinds of nuts, our your family HAS two kinds of nuts? (My own family has more than two kinds of nuts. Hell, it's chock full of nuts.)

JWinslow Posted 30 Dec 2013 , 1:01am
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No, my family is completely nuts!

lindseyjhills Posted 30 Dec 2013 , 10:06am
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AI know I'm a bit late to the party, but I use these boxes for cookie and treat gifts at Christmas. http://www.foldabox.co.uk/products/metallic-red-medium-gift-boxes-with-red-ribbon [IMG ALT=""]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3159336/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

liz at sugar Posted 30 Dec 2013 , 2:21pm
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APretty red box! Wish we could get those in the US!

Liz

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 30 Dec 2013 , 2:32pm
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ALooks vaguely like something The Container Store carries, although not in metallic red, or with a ribbon, as I recall.

liz at sugar Posted 30 Dec 2013 , 2:40pm
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ABut that is what makes it unique!

Liz

Original message sent by hbquikcomjamesl

Looks vaguely like something The Container Store carries, although not in metallic red, or with a ribbon, as I recall.

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 30 Dec 2013 , 4:36pm
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If it's what I think it is, i.e., anything like these boxes at The Container Store, then "what makes it unique" is that it's made of a heavy, durable cardboard, is designed to remain presentably reusable for years, folds flat when not in use, and costs 3-4 times what ordinary cardboard (or even plastic!) boxes of the same size do.

-K8memphis Posted 30 Dec 2013 , 5:35pm
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yes those are very pretty--i would open and eat the contents ;)

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 30 Dec 2013 , 5:44pm
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Having just visited the Foldabox website, I get the feeling that if I were to go over to The Container Store on my lunch break today, and look at the boxes to which I refer, I might find a discreet "Foldabox" logo: I see things there that look like exact matches for what The Container Store carries, and I see that Foldabox has a whole "Bespoke" department that would explain not only the striped ones at The Container Store, but a number of other things I've seen there, that I've never seen anywhere else.

 

At any rate, though, my own criteria for picking gift packaging for baked goods has always been (1) cheap, and (2) reusable. (And it doesn't exactly hurt if it's also U.S.-made, like the large handle buckets I use.)

-K8memphis Posted 30 Dec 2013 , 5:45pm
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nashville wraps has some cool packaging too--

 

http://www.nashvillewraps.com/food-packaging/mc-049.html

 

plus they do custom stuff 

 

http://www.nashvillewraps.com/printed-packaging/showpage.ww?page=printedpackaging

 

they were always great to work with--

AnnieCahill Posted 30 Dec 2013 , 11:45pm
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AYeah I was going to say those red boxes remind me of some I've seen on Nashville Wraps' website. They are really pretty!

-K8memphis Posted 30 Dec 2013 , 11:48pm
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i mean c'mon it's in tennessee after all--has to be great if it's named nashville :grin:

sweet111 Posted 11 Jan 2014 , 2:17am
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Those look amazing!! Yum!

 

How much would you charge for an assorted box like that?

 

Kelly

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