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?
(Image: Anjali Prasertong)