How to Wrap and Ship Christmas Cookies So They Look Good and Arrive Unbroken

Everybody loves receiving a box of homemade treats. Packing them up in a manner that is pretty and still ensures that the components arrive in one piece is the key to a successful gift. Adding a few simple touches will elevate your baked goods box from humdrum to something that won’t soon be forgotten.

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Photo By: Sam Henderson

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Photo By: Sam Henderson

Photo By: Sam Henderson

Photo By: Sam Henderson

Photo By: Sam Henderson

Photo By: Sam Henderson

Photo By: Sam Henderson

Photo By: Sam Henderson

Photo By: Sam Henderson

Line the Interior

For a wow factor, spray your box with spray adhesive and line the inside with wrapping paper or decorative craft paper. Cut a piece of bubble wrap for the bottom and cover it with packing material such as raffia or shredded paper.

Space Planning

Place tall items first to ensure that they will fit. Place sturdier cookies on the bottom layer to avoid breaking.

Separate to Avoid Stickiness

Layer cut pieces of parchment paper between cookies with filling or delicate toppings. Then place them in a cellophane bag and seal.

Cinch in Style

Seal cellophane bags with twist ties so they can be easily resealed between snacking. Cover the twist ties with ribbon that coordinates with your packaging for presentation.

Pack It Tight

Include other treats such as chocolates, candies and coated popcorn to fill some of the gaps.

Add a Few Clementines

Add some fresh fruit. Citrus is a holiday favorite and is well-suited for shipping.

Cupcake Liners

Place cookies in cupcakes papers to keep them separated. Place more delicate cookies on the top layer of your package.

Don't Forget to Cushion

Fill spaces with packing material as you build your box, leveling out the layers.

An Extra Bonus

Add an unexpected trinket such as a snow globe or ornament.

Fill All Crevices

Fill any small spaces with packing material to create a snug fit.

A Top Layer of Cushion

Place a piece of parchment paper cut to fit over the top of your packed box. Then cut another piece of bubble wrap to place on top of the parchment. Seal the box tightly with packing tape. Lastly, be sure to mark the box “fragile” and draw an arrow and write “this side up” on the sides. 

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