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This DIY Christmas Muffin Gifts Basket is the perfect gift for neighbors and teachers. Keep reading for my funny printable Christmas muffin gift tags and instructions to make your own Christmas muffin gift basket! My Christmas muffin basket is a gourmet gift with a sense of humor – and super easy to make!

A pinterest pin with the text "You're Getting MUFFIN for Christmas!  Free Tags!" The image shows a  DIY Christmas muffin gift basket with the printed tags.

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Christmas Muffin Gift + Puns = A Match Made in Heaven!

I’m not going to lie – I love a good pun. Luckily, I’ve always been surrounded by people who seem to appreciate my quirky sense of humor. Or at least they’re really good at faking it!

I make this muffin basket every few years for neighbors, teachers, and even our mailman!

I don’t do it every year, because I like to vary my treats and presentation from year to year. It gives me a good excuse to make creative Christmas cookies in other years. And in the years I do make these muffin gift baskets, I try to vary the muffins I include, and make it a really gourmet gift.

When I do make these muffin baskets, I always get a few chuckles! The nice thing about them is that they fill up a container a lot more quickly than small cookies do, so you don’t have to make as many.

They’re also just a nice change of pace. So many people pass out homemade Christmas cookies, so Christmas muffins are a welcome variation.

And depending on the muffins you bake, they also give your recipient something to eat for breakfast!

A photograph of three Christmas muffin gift baskets  on a wooden table.  The tag in each  of the muffin gift baskets says You're Getting Muffin  for Christmas

Packaging and Presentation Ideas for Your Christmas Muffin Gift Basket

This year, I just grabbed some decorative boxes from the dollar store, filled them with tissue paper, and added a gift tag and some homemade muffins. All set

In previous years, I’ve picked up 6-pack muffin containers instead. I just wrap some ribbon around, added the tag and pass them out. These were nice because they were sealed if someone wanted to save them to eat later.

A photograph of three Christmas muffin gift baskets  on a wooden table.  The tag in each  of the muffin gift baskets says You're Getting Muffin  for Christmas
A close cropped photo of a closed disposable cupcake carrier that is decorated with green ribbon and a hand written label that says You're Getting Muffin for Christmas.

The packaging and presentation is a big part of this Christmas gift for neighbors, so I encourage you to get creative.

You could use a wicker basket, a decorative box, or a nice platter or plate, which could form part of the gift! Or you could decorate a plain box with stamps or lettering!

How to Make My DIY Christmas Muffin Gift Baskets

The supplies needed for this project are pretty simple! You’ll need packaging (a box, wicker basket, or plastic muffin or cupcake carrier), tissue paper, cardstock, and cupcake liners.

And of course you’ll need some muffins (might I suggest making my Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins or my S’mores Muffins).

Bake your muffins, print out the tags on heavy duty cardstock, and package it all up however you like!

See? I told you this was an incredibly easy gift!

A vertical image of a single DIY Christmas muffin gift basket with a printed tag that says  You're Getting Muffin for Christmas.

You’re Getting Muffin for Christmas Print at Home Muffin Gift Basket Tags

Here are the tags for this DIY Christmas Muffin Gift project. Click HERE to download them.

You're getting muffin for Christmas printable gift tags

DIY Christmas Muffin Gift Baskets

My DIY Christmas muffin gifts basket is the perfect gift for neighbors and teachers. It's a gourmet gift with a sense of humor - and super easy to make!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Muffins to fit each container
  • 1 container per gift (wicker basket, decorative box, etc.)
  • Tissue paper
  • Ribbon
  • Cardstock
  • "You're Getting Muffin for Christmas" printable tags
  • Cupcake liners

Tools

  • Color printer
  • Scissors
  • Muffin pan

Instructions

  1. Bake muffins according to recipe instructions and allow to cool completely.
  2. Print 1 "You're Getting Muffin for Christmas" gift tag per gift on heavy cardstock and cut each tag out.
  3. Line each muffin gift basket or box with tissue paper.
  4. Fill your containers with muffins.
  5. Tie a gift tag on each gift basket.


Notes

You can easily re-purpose this Christmas muffin gift basket for different occasions and holidays by making your own gift tags. For example: "You're getting muffin for mother's day! You're getting muffin for your birthday" etc. These would also be really cute as a bridesmaids gift for the morning of a wedding ("You're getting muffin for my wedding!")

Feel free to use mini muffins if you prefer. You can also include a variety of muffin recipes in the gift basket.

Now start baking these Christmas gifts for neighbors and teachers!

A pinterest pin with the text "Free Printable Tag for a Fun Neighbor Gift!". The image shows a DIY Christmas muffin gift basket with the printed tags used. The tag says "You're Getting Muffin for Christmas!"

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J

Friday 9th of October 2020

This is a cool idea for muffins! Curious though to what kind of muffins these are? I'm so happy your baking again! Stay safe and have a awesome day!

Charise

Friday 20th of December 2013

What a fun idea!

Danielle @ We Have It All

Friday 20th of December 2013

What an awesome gift idea - I LOVE that taps used for a bow!

Shannah @ Just Us Four

Friday 20th of December 2013

Great idea! I don't always have to make baked items for gifts but these look awesome because of the packaging.

katherine

Thursday 19th of December 2013

That looks amazing! And it's so creative too!

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