Want to make your gift of homemade cookies a little more special? Wrap them up on a pretty vintage plate specially chosen for the recipient, and make the plate part of the gift. And while they add a ton of class, small, charming plates like this don't cost much — just a couple dollars tops at a local thrift store.While it isn't easy or cheap to find sets of matching plates, single mismatched plates are plentiful and usually very inexpensive at thrift stores. (Antique stores and flea markets can be a different story, but you could certainly splurge on a big-ticket plate for a special recipient.) Even in the big city I live in, most cost between 25 cents and $2.
Yet they add so much to the simple gift of homemade cookies. When packaging cookies this way, I'm always surprised at how touched and delighted my friends are when they find out the specially-chosen little plate is theirs to keep.
Do you have any packaging ideas for making the gift of homemade cookies a little more special?
Anjali is a former private chef who is currently pursuing a graduate degree in nutrition, with plans to become a registered dietitian. She lives in Los Angeles. You can read more of her health-focused writing at Eat Your Greens.
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