Throughout December I’ll be sharing recipes and DIY ideas on Thursdays. Instead of sharing a new recipe today, I decided to share the tags I’m using to wrap up some of the goodies I’m baking.

My favorite recipe at the holidays is my grandmother’s ginger snap cookies (which I shared last year). I bake them every year and I find that tucking a few (well, maybe a half dozen) into a bag with a gift tag and bow makes a cute little gift. If you’d like to do the same, feel free to download these printable holiday gift tags (PDF file) and print onto the card stock of your choice. Then use paper punches, edger or deckle scissors, or a paper trimmer to make the tags into the shape and size that you need. (The tags I provide are 2 1/2 inches square, so a 2 inch circle punch works well.)

There are several patterns in this file: gingham, chevron, houndstooth, and a peppermint stripe. Write in the type of goodies you’re sharing, or the name of the recipient. You can also use the back of the tag for ingredients or a special message. Punch a hole and thread your favorite ribbon or twine to attach your special gift tags and you’re done! (This file is for personal use only, please.)

While ginger snaps are my all-time favorite, I have also made and shared granola, chocolate pumpkin cookies, and chocolate peppermint fudge. Do you bake for holiday gifts? What do you like to make?

(Need some holiday package labels? We have those, too!)