I love cooking, and I love giving the food I make to others. During the holidays, I think food gifts make the best gifts for friends, neighbors, and coworkers especially. No one needs another knick knack, but everyone eats. And when you give them something handmade and special like basil and garlic fettuccine, people are going to think you’re better than Santa.
Packaging for the fettuccine is really simple. I bought some white Wilton cookie boxes to house the pasta – I like the idea of having a window for people to see what’s inside, since the pasta really is pretty. I wrapped red and white baker’s twine around the box, and then added a custom tag I made.
Pasta on its own makes a great gift, but you could add in other items, too, like a fresh loaf of herbed bread:
If you’d like to give handmade pasta as gifts for the holidays, first you’ll want to check out my fettuccine post. It’ll walk you through what you need and all the steps of making pasta. If you click the links above you can find my recipes for bread, pesto sauce and creamy tomato basil soup, too.
You’ll also want to download this PDF I made just for you! This is an easy way to add a special touch to the food. Just click the image below to start your download. You’ll get a four-page PDF that has eight tags on each page.
You can use a Sharpie marker to fill in your name on the red banner at the bottom of each tag, or if you’re comfortable using Photoshop or other photo editing software you could type in your information. The font I used is Bebas Neue, or you could use Langdon, which is the font I used in the green rectangle. Both are free fonts, and if you click their names you’ll be taken to the download pages. If you love the script font I used, it’s free, too, and is called Chalk Hand Lettering Shaded.
If you do use the tags, I’d love to see photos of your finished products – please send them my way!