Now that my caramels are all made, (see THIS POST) I've been packaging them for gifting. I picked up 3 different kinds of packaging to see which worked best. I prefer to recycle wrappings, however with food items you need something fresh and new unless you have tins or jars around the house.
The first one is a take off of a Chinese Take Away box......do you notice on TV, Chinese food always comes in these cute little boxes with the metal handles, but in reality it comes in foil pans, floppy boxes or plastic containers? It looks so much more authentic in the movies. I found these at Solutions....a large chain of organizing solutions, but you could find similar at a craft store.
I filled the bottom with some bits from my paper shredder (OK because the candies are wrapped), then tossed in a dozen caramels. Topped off with an orange polka dot grosgrain ribbon. This box was 99 cents.
Next is the corrugated cardboard box with window. Again I filled the bottom with shredded paper and tossed the caramels on top. Same ribbon. This package was $1.25.
And my last try was a simple jar with a clamping top. Simple and re-useable. This was the more expensive packaging at $3.49 each.
A double batch made enough for 5 presents....They keep fresh for a long time so I can keep these in my cupboard ready for birthdays, thank yous or other celebrations.