Cookie Packaging Idea: Mailing Tubes

Cookies packaged in a mailing tube

Cookies packaged in a mailing tube

If you’re planning to send a holiday sweet treat to a loved one, this idea seems so obvious and so clever. Cookies are the perfect shape to slide inside a standard mailing tube. If your baked goods are particularly delicate, consider bundling them inside a sleeve of parchment paper first.

Holiday cookies in a mailing tube

I spotted the idea via Better Homes & Gardens, but also found variations at Martha Stewart and on Idea Chic. Decorate the tube with wrapping paper, colorful tape or decorative shipping labels. If you’ll be hand-delivering them, you may even want to add a ribbon handle.

Look for cardboard mailing tubes at your local office supply and shipping stores. Be sure to use the type with plastic end caps to keep sweets safe during transport.

Holiday Cookie Tube Gift from Idea Chic
+ Delightful Christmas Cookie Gifts from Better Homes & Gardens
+ DIY Holiday Cookie Mailing Tubes from Martha Stewart

  • Tori {Thoughtfully Simple}
    December 16, 2010 at 23:26

    I LOVE this idea! Definitely on my list for next year.

  • Jackiefo
    December 17, 2010 at 09:44

    This is a GREAT idea!

  • Jackiefo
    December 17, 2010 at 15:29

    Just featured this on my blog today!