Whew. You’ve been baking, canning, and pickling up a storm these past many weekends and now you’re finally, finally ready to bestow your sweet and savory gifts on friends and family. You’re probably also a little too excited (or, er, exhausted) to bother with creating classy or clever customized labels for your gifts. We understand. Really, we do. But here’s the thing. Tempting though it may be to just hand over an unlabeled bottle or box or cellophane sleeve, would you really want your [fill-in-the-blank with friend, mother-in-law, boss, or so forth] to find a nameless jar of Bacon Jam in the fridge weeks after the holidays, puzzle at its contents, and toss it in the trash? Oh, the horror!
Your solution to this predicament is our collection of not-too-precious, not-too-plain printable holiday gift tags that are equally adept at clearly identifying the Sport Pepper Sauce you made for your bro and prettifying that jar of Lemon Curd for Aunt Vi. Simply print out the gift tag templates below on sturdy paper stock, label them with your most festive script, and affix the gift tags to your goodies with a swirl of ribbon (okay, tape will do). Tada! No wonky wrapping or Martha Stewart-like hysterics required. (Oops, did we say hysterics? We meant heroics. Really.) Which means you can turn up at any party with your head held high and your arms full of incredible edibles. Just be sure to sign your name so folks know exactly whom to thank for that stash of Homemade Nutella. (As if they couldn’t guess who to thank!) Originally published December 15, 2012.