Plastic Container City Giveaway

Remember Spatula City from the Weird Al movie, UHF?  Well, I’ve got something  better.  Out of Brooklyn, NY, it’s Plastic Container City — your one stop shop for plastic containers, unique cupcake decorations and various holiday themed packaging including  Easter decorating supplies.

For those of you tired of paying $3.99 for a cute box at the craft store, I highly recommend Plastic Container City.  After years of being a customer, I can attest that prices are competitive, service is speedy, and you’ll find things you didn’t even know you needed.  For instance, I’m putting in an order for these plastic cups with lids so I can package granola like Jo’s coffee shop here in Austin.  Ha!  There’s something for everyone, so have fun browsing.

In the meantime, why not try entering this giveaway?  Plastic Container City has generously put together a basket for one lucky reader.

To have a lovely basket of  packaging goodies shipped to you in time for your spring baking, just tell me how you usually wrap your cookies to give as gifts or carry. I will pick one random comment a week from today (February 29) and contact the winner the next morning.

Good luck! To all of you who haven’t won a giveaway yet, keep trying.

Now here’s a sampling of what’s in the basket.



White Tulip Baking Liners

White Tulip Baking Liners

cupcake pan

You can never have too many cupcake pans

Blue Polka Dot Cupcake Liners

Too Cute! Blue Polka Dot Cupcake Liners

Some green cupcake liners

Pastel Star Sugar Shapes

Pastel star sugar shapes will come in handy all year long.

Cupcake stand

A cupcake stand. It's disposable, but very cute.

Yellow Tulips

More tulips.

Green Sugar Pearls

Some neat green sugar pearls!

Happy Easter Cupcake Wraps

Happy Easter cupcake wraps

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  1. Kel says

    For gifts this year I bought small decorative bags and tied them with a ribbon. They worked out well.

  2. says

    For myself, I just throw them in a tupperware. To give out, usually I put them in a clear plastic bag. If I have a tin around that I don’t mind giving up, I’ll use that.

  3. says

    I usually give my gifts in plastic Tupperware containers in attractive colors. That way, people can reuse the container after eating the baked goods!

  4. says

    I like wrapping a stack of cookies in parchment and tying it off with a ribbon or string. If the cookies are decorated with royal icing, clear baggies with tied with a ribbon! When I bring cookies to a party/event, I bring it in a Tupperware and bring a nice plate along with it. I set it up at the location. 🙂

  5. cindy says

    when i am giving out cookies, i usually put them in a pretty tin, lined with printed napkins to match the occasion.

  6. Rachel says

    I like to wrap cookies in a decorative cellophane bag and tie with a ribbon. But, in a pinch, I’ve been known to just throw them on a paper plate and cover it with plastic wrap!

  7. Carole Resnick says

    I usually purchase a small wicker basket (at a discount store), line it with a pretty cloth napkin and put the cookies in the lined basket.

    I can also do cupcakes/muffins in a lined basket.

    I maintain an inventory of baskets and napkins.

  8. tiffany says

    For cookies, I try to wrap them up in a metal tin at Christmas. At other times of the year, I’ll put them on a pretty plate.

  9. Rebecca says

    I must admit I usually just put them in a ziploc container and cross my fingers that they won’t be completely destroyed when they arrive wherever they’re going.

  10. Michele says

    For us it’s a tupperware container. For the neighbors they usually get them on a plate slid inside a baggie or just the baggie. For Christmas I give them in tins.

  11. Sondra says

    I just put them on a plastic plate with some press n seal. Not very pretty. I obviously could use some help.

  12. Sara says

    If I’m doing a smaller amount, I usually put them in a cellophane bag tied with ribbon. For Christmas, we usually hand out a whole dozen on a decorative plate covered with colored Saran wrap.

  13. Karen says

    I usually use ziploc containers to give away baked goods as gifts. The giveaway items look really cute!

  14. Donna G says

    O I am fancy. It’s a paper plate inside a food storage bag (the kind you close with twistie ties). Obvously I need to advance in this area some.

  15. Shari says

    depends who I am giving them to, but usually disposable plastic containers or a seasonally-appropriate paper plate wrapped up nicely. Or just baggies.

  16. Mary says

    Honestly, I generally use the paper plate with plastic wrap ( and hope it doesn’t fall off :-). When I try to be more formal about the gift, it’s generally a zip bag in a fancy paper bag – maybe with a ribbon tied on if I’m particularly energetic. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  17. Cindi says

    The packaging depends on how many cookies I am giving away. For one or two, just a clear plastic bag with ribbon around the top. For a dozen, I put them on a sturdy paper or plastic colored plate, slide the plate into a zip=lock bag, and put a bow on top.

  18. says

    I wrap them in a clear bag with a tie and put a label on them saying what kind of cookies they are. If I have multiple kinds, I put those little bags into a decorated paper bag. Nothing fancy, but it does the job!

  19. says

    Very cute stuff! I usually make my own cookie envelopes out of parchment paper. I either stitch or staple the sides, depending on how lazy I am. Pretty colored thread makes them look really nice!

  20. CindyD says

    I usually put them on a paper plate and put a plastic bag around them. But I am baking for a special bake sale in April and these would be wonderful!

  21. Nancy Shields says

    I package them in a Tupperware or Rubbermaid plastic container with sheets of waxed paper in-between layers. I usually freeze them as I think this keeps them fresher longer! If it’s a present, sometimes I’ll put a bow on top. 🙂

  22. Kesha says

    I usually package cookies in the plastic treat bags or in ziplock bags with the themed decorations on it.

  23. Alyson says

    At Christmas I use Martha Stewart kits to box cookies and breads. Otherwise I just use cellophane bags with a pretty ribbon, or those Ziploc containers that come in so many sizes. Thanks for the link to a new source for this type of stuff!

  24. Cheryl says

    Whatever leftover plastic contains that are plain is the way I send my baked goodies–sometimes with a ribbon. Not much imagination!

  25. sharona says

    my favorite is in those plastic containers that look like paint cans that seal tight with a metal lid

  26. Katie says

    Depends on the occasion and what I’m giving! Lately I’ve been really into making gift baskets. Works for breads, muffins, cookies – pretty much anything!

  27. Martha T says

    I usually am out the money for a cute plate because I certainly don’t want to give a gift of cookies that are in a ziplock bag. 🙂 I will definitely be chekcing out Plastic Container City – I’m actually on their website now. Thanks for sharing them with us!

  28. Pam C. says

    I place the goodies on a cute plate and walk over to the neighbors house where the children get to them before I get in the door-so no wrapping necessary.

  29. Diane says

    Oh so many ways!!
    I sometimes just use clear cello bags tied with a pretty ribbon that matches the theme or cookie colors .
    I also like to put them in a pretty tin with pretty tissue paper.
    I have also put them on a nice collectors plate covered in a colored wrap and the plate and cookies are the gift.
    I have also put them with a cookie sheet and pretty matching pot holders as a gift with a big bow or matching twine of course…My favorite is to make gift baskets with a variety of cookies and
    a few other special items that go with baking I do that yearly at Christmas 🙂
    I love to make the “holder” something some one can also use if this is for a gift !

  30. Pam S says

    I mostly bake cookies for friends who use them for marketing, so usually I individually package the cookies in clear cellophane bags with a curly ribbon bow. I’d love this gift basket, though!

  31. Georgianna says

    College funds force me to use plastic wrap. Sometimes I get a little spunky and use ribbon from birthday’s past. Oh, grad school.

  32. Polly says

    I have boxes that I use if I am giving a dozen cookies and tie with ribbon. I use cello bags and usually tie with tulle ribbon to match the occasion.

  33. Jenn says

    Cookies go in clear bags with my little mini sealer used to tape it shut. Cupcakes are unfortunately usually on a plate and lots of prayers for no disasters

  34. Pat R says

    I usually wrap the cookies in tissue and plastic wrap lined gift boxes. I don’t ship cooies but hand them out in person.

  35. Kristen Acosta says

    I individually bag them and tie it with whatever ribbon goes with the theme. It almost cost more to do that than to make the cookies (= Thank you for sharing, their prices are MUCH cheaper than I’ve been paying. So even if I don’t win the contest I still totally scored by learning about Plastic Container City!!!!!!!!!

  36. Patty says

    I use ziplock bags. For cakes I buy yard sale plates and give plate and all. Maybe I need to find cups or glasses for cookies.

  37. Karin Muserallo says

    I am an avid baker. The kids ( four of them ) have left the nest so it’s just me and hubby. I LOVE baking cookies – my favorites are snickerdoodles,peanut butter, chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin. I purposefully triple all the batches and let them sit in the refrigerator for a day or two! Then I start baking! We are having our bathroom done over so the men leave with cookies everyday! I use the red square Solo plates leftover from Christmas and tin foil. My daughter who teaches takes them to school and walks the plate around the school! I love it! Not very fancy but it’s the thought that counts! 🙂

  38. Cindy B. says

    I usually wrap my cookies to give away in wax paper and put them in zip-lock bags. Not a pretty sight I know, but it’s what I have on hand.

  39. Lorraine says

    If for holiday gifts, I will use seasonal type paper plates or if out of those, will use plain and cover with wrapping paper, topped with clear plastic wrap, to make it more festive. Top with a bow 😀 Or if just giving away because baked too much, ziplock gallon size work great! lol
    Great contest, thank you, I just found your site today!

  40. Joanna from Colorado says

    What a cute giveaway!
    I usually package cookies that I make in stacks of 3 or 4 in a Ziploc baggie. If I ship them to my brother in Iraq, I put popped popcorn and newspaper around them. Sometimes my husband brings them to his work (and he’ll forget to bring any dish I send back, unless I nag him about it).
    If I bring them to a potluck, I usually just use one of our old tupperware containers that will fit them all.

  41. Jan Harris says

    HaHa, funny you should ask. I must confess that I use the lids from my Tidy Cat buckets. Of course I wash them first. I put a doily on the surface and use is as a tray. No-one can see that it says Tidy Cat. I joke that they are family heirlooms. I’ve got some in red, orange (perfect for halloween), blue and white. I should add, not as gifts, but for functions.

  42. Andrea D. says

    I usually keep it simple and keep them in plastic bags or plastic containers. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  43. Beth says

    I use a nice plate wrapped in cellophane or go get some holiday themed plastic containers or something at the store.

  44. Alison says

    I keep it simple by stacking them in a clear cellophane bag and using curling ribbon to close it. I’ll attach a small label with a customized message, too.

  45. judith says

    I usually use whatever container is available. This isn’t always an attractive way.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. says

    I usually use cellophane bags with pretty ribbons, but on occasion, i’ll splurge on fancy plastic chinese food type containers or cookie boxes. I could spen a fortune in the kitchen section of the Container Store.

  47. Christine says

    I usually put cupcakes in rectangular tupperwares and cookies on a pretty paper plate wrapped in clear plastic. I’ve also used pretty chinese take out boxes for the cookies if I remember to get those from Michael’s.

  48. Cookies4kids says

    I stack my cookies in corsage bags for larger cookies, and 3 x 12 clear bags for smaller ones. I tie the bag with a ribbon and make a cute tag telling what kind of cookies they are.

  49. Judy says

    I package cookies in the see-through window bags from Paper Mart. I get the brown ones. Anna, you were the one who posted the website, I have been a consumer of them for years now.

  50. Amanda says

    I like to make colorful bags out of cellophane and rIbbon, that way I can make multiple goodies for my friends and coworkers. I also like to make a basketweave cake and load the top of the cake with small treats for family gatherings.

  51. Stephanie says

    I like to punch tops of brown paper bags with a eyelet style puncher and add a decorative ribbon or tag. It’s cheap and easy to personalize.

  52. says

    I usually just go with those little cellophane bags and if I have a lot of them to transport, I’ll put them on a tray or in a cake box.

  53. Kara Dykstra says

    I usually gift cookies using brown paper gift bags stuffed with colored tissue. The actual cookies go inside printed cellophane bags within the paper bag. 🙂

  54. Shannon says

    For Christmas, I usually put cookies in tins for gift-giving. Any other time of the year, I normally put them in plastic cellophane bags and close with a ribbon or fancy twist tie.

  55. Angel says

    If the cookies are small I usually use Chinese takeout boxes, but if they’re larger then I use cellophane bags with ribbons.

  56. Betsy says

    I usually wrap up my cookies in cellphone bags with twist ties. I love when they have the pretty printed ones for different holidays!

  57. Supergoo says

    I wrap cookies in a clear cellophane bag with a cute bow. I think the wrapping is usually quickly trashed to get to the goodies!

  58. van pham says

    It just depends. Recently when I made cookies for Valentine’s day, I found some really cute ziploc bags to put them in. I have plastic cupcake containers for when I don’t want to use my cupcake carrier. But I think I am starting to embrace the white cardboard cake boxes. I found some that was the perfect size to put with the cookies and candies for the Valentine’s day goodies.

  59. Michele says

    if i’m just carrying them to school or something, i stack cookies in tupperware containers P:
    if i’m giving them away, i can usually get away with stacking them in sandwich bags and twisting them closed with a short length of ribbon and they’ll still be cute!

  60. JoeAnn says

    I make a lot of cupcakes and cookies for friends and family. So I shop at thrift stores to purchase fancy plates and tins to put them in. I tell everyone to keep the plate or tin and next time they bake, to make extra and pass them on. I have recieved a few of them back myself and sent them on to some one else.

  61. Kim says

    For the neighbors, I usually put cookies on a decorative plate and cover with plastic wrap. For ones that are being shipped, I will package them in tins or decorative boxes.

  62. says

    I know I can’t win this since I work for Plastic Container City, but I wanted to put my two cents in. I wrap cookies with my mouth. I make sure I am first in line when they are baked and then I just eat them. They end up well packaged somewhere deep in my belly where they belong! 😉

    Spread Love,

  63. debcurlydog says

    I usually get decorative plates or tins for the season or when I’m at thrift stores, pick up pretty plates for any occasion.

  64. Jacqui says

    What a great giveaway!! I usually package my cookies in some cute patterned cellophane bags and tie with pretty ribbon and a gift tag 🙂

  65. Rachal says

    For cookies, it’s all about the clear cellophane bag and a beautiful ribbon. Sometimes there is a gift tag, sometimes there is not.

  66. Martha in KS says

    I usually make cookies or cupcakes to take to work so I put them in tins, which I use over & over. I’d love these goodies & will check out their website.

  67. Lavinia says

    I usually take a small tin box and put two or three cookies in each tin and it is then wrapped with a little bow, it gives people the perfect sized portion.

  68. Brianna Bernardy says

    Well unfortunately, due to being a college student I typically wrap my cookies using cheap tupperware or baggies! If I am lucky, I will splurge and get decorative paper plates and cover them with plastic to hand out to friends.

  69. Lyannah says

    I seal cookies in plastic wrap first, to keep them moist. Next, I wrap them in parchment and tie it with a ribbon for presentation. 🙂

  70. anne says

    first of all, the fact that you mentioned spatula city and UHF officially makes you the awesomest blogger in bloggerdom. i can’t use a spatula without doing that whole shtick. “my! where did you get that LOVELY spatula!?” anyway…
    Cookies to give to people “just cause” usually get put in boring gladware. if it is for something fancy like a gift, i’ll try to find a cute tin or cello bag.

  71. Allison W says

    I usually use some of those reusable ziploc containers. If I’m feeling fancy I’ll put a sticker on the lid!

  72. Louise says

    Depending on the quantity I’m gifting, I use tin tie bags or bakery boxes from Box and Wrap. I’d be very happy to try some of these plastic containers. I’d also like to try the tulip liners. Are these polka dot cupcake liners grease proof? I have some Swedish ones that are, but then I’ve gotten some other ones that aren’t and they kind of lose the effect. Tell me yes, and I’ll be ordering from this company asap.

  73. Teresa says

    I usually just put them on a disposable plate in a ziploc bag! I sure could use something more impressive!

  74. Carole Resnick says

    I generally purchase a wicker basket (at a discount store), line it with a pretty cloth napkin and arrange my cookies/muffins and/or cupcakes. No need to return the basket or napkin.

  75. Margot Core says

    I use those disposable zip-lock containers then I wrap in colored cellophane and tie with a bow and a hand made (colorful!) tag.

  76. suzanne says

    I usually use celo bags tied with ribbon or if I am gifting a large amount of cookies I use cookie boxes from the craft store.

  77. Jill in Alaska says

    It depends where they are going. My workplace goodies go on large reusable plates or foil covered cookie sheets (I split my day between my hospital office and my clinic office, each place having about 28 folks). If I’m going to a party or meeting, I use wicker baskets or pretty tins-both reusable. However, I admit to sometimes being lazy and using disposable containers or ziploc bags…

  78. Herlin says

    I usually wrap my cookies in treat bags and tied the bag with colorful ribbons and tags. Sometimes I do it with chinese take out boxes for smaller quantities. Wrapping cookies and writing the tags to the people I give them to, is so much fun… Imagining how happy they are when they receive the gift. Who can resist cookies anyway? 😉

  79. Sarah says

    Thanks for the giveaway! I like to use clear cellophane bags (decorative if they’re on sale) tied with a pretty ribbon. If they’re for a bake sale, I like to seal the bag so they stay fresh:)

  80. hanna says

    depends on who i’m giving them to..sometimes plastic with a ribbon and sometimes mason jars…and more often than I’d like to admit just ziplock bags.

  81. Miriam says

    I love tins, but more often, I am lowered to using a Baggie, which does nothing to protect the treat inside.

  82. Beth says

    Around the holidays I usually put them in in a tie-tin bag with a label on festive paper or on a festive plate with cellophane and a big bow.

  83. NLM says

    Thanks for the give away! I mostly use cello bags, sometimes with designs, sometimes plain and they tulle for my bow!

  84. Magsie says

    I usually use whatever I have on hand, which ends up being baggies. I’m not able to be as creative though with these. So containers are great!

  85. Darlene says

    I try to stock up on pretty (but inexpensive) china plates at flea markets or garage sales. Then, if I am going to take cookies to a party, I pile the plate up high with the cookies and maybe toss in some festively colored small pieces of candy (like Hershey’s kisses), and wrap the whole thing in cellophane tied with a pretty bow. I make sure to tell the host that the plate does not need to be returned, they may reuse it, pass it along, or donate it. Although, at Christmas and Easter when I give away pizzelles, they are always given in decorative tins, otherwise they will lose their crispness and become soft.

  86. Nancy says

    In a random Rubbermaid container that I usually get back. Quite sad, actually. Thanks for the giveaway!

  87. Lynn S says

    I use clear cello bags. I’m a rubber stamper so I computer generate a list of the item in the bags, print it on cardstock, and then rubber stamp something appropriate for the holiday – little witch for Halloween, for instance – and punch out the tags. Tie the tags onto the bag with ribbon that coordinate with the holiday. Done!

  88. Carol G says

    I use a Pringles can 🙂 I usually decorate the outside and place a piece of wax paper between each cookie, seal securesly and mail. You can actually place the address on the can and mail it. Otherwise I take them to someone in those cute ‘take-out’ boxes or one of my tins.

  89. Suzanne says

    I am guilty of buying cute packaging almost every time I go into Michael’s! I love cello bags probably the best.

  90. Bonnie says

    I buy the Costco Chicken Caesar salad where they sell their hot dogs. The container has a snug fitting lid and is great for giving away cookies and fits muffins perfectly! Also from Costco, I purchase their WHITE paper sacks. For baking give aways, I first write on the outside what is inside I.e. “Cookies” or “Muffins” and put seasonal or holiday stickers on the outside. Then I place a plastic bag on the inside. This is a thin bag not Zip Lock bag. They are called “Food and Bread Storage Bags” on the Fred Meyer box. This plastic bag insert keeps baked goods fresher and prevents oil spotting on white paper bag, but you can skip it to keep cost down. I have a cleaver way to fold the top to provide a “handle”.

  91. stylefriendly says

    I usually put them in Ziploc bags or a plastic Tupperware container so that I can transport a lot at once.

  92. Ginny says

    I usually just use Tupperware-type containers unless it’s a special occasion. Then I use a decorative bag/box/tin.

  93. Karen and Alexis says

    I have a budding baker! 13 years old her birthday party is going to be decorating cupcakes! Until I found this website we would creatively cut shoe boxes or use lunch bags! Now the girls can take home their cupcakes in style! Yeah.

  94. Monique says

    I love all of the cute packaging options at Michael’s…I’m addicted to the Martha Stewart line!

  95. Kaitlyn says

    I usually pack cookies in a cookie box or a tin, and sometimes I wrap them in a clear bag. Thanks!

  96. Pamela Shank says

    I have tried many ways but this year went back to using tins and tupperware containers. They seemed to work the best for me. What a cute gift basket.

  97. gwen says

    I like to roll in a ziploc bag and then wrap in tissue and secure each end with ribbon so it looks like a giant piece of candy……has become my signature look

  98. gwen says

    I like to roll in a ziploc bag and then wrap in tissue and secure each end with ribbon so it looks like a giant piece of candy……has become my signature look

  99. Cheryl R says

    I wrap the cookies in wax paper and place into small cute bags from the dollar store. I fold down the top of the bag, use a paper punch to make a hole in the center of the fold, and finish with curling ribbon thru the hole.

  100. jennifer says

    I dont know how many different cellophane bags i have…I like to bake and give cookies to my friends, family, and co-workers..they always love the different prints and patterns on the bags. Instead of the twist ties to close them I buy matching ribbon or raffia. It’s hard to walk by cellophane bags and not buy at least one package…:) When its for a big gathering of people I use a pretty seasonal platter or plate

  101. Dee says

    For bake sales I package cookies in cellophane treat bags from Michael’s, tie with ribbon and put recipe on back of bag with a label.

  102. Lisa says

    When it’s just for me to take out I usually use a Ziploc back, but when I went to bring some to a party or give some away I put them in a Tupperware-style container.

  103. says

    Cool! I’ve never heard of this company here in NY. I use old restaurant containers that I line with parchment and wrap in decorative tissue for my cookies. 🙂

  104. Anita says

    I try to re-purpose goods I have on hand — pretty boxes that previously held gifts, jars with a ribbon accent, etc.

  105. beth says

    I buy seasonal decorative cookie sleeve bags from Michael’s or the Container Store if I feel like splurging. I love how you find out about these great stores and share your info. with us.


  106. Wendy says

    I have my trusty tupperware to transport my goodies where i need to. If i’m giving as a gift, i’ve got some plain white bakery boxes that i like to decorate my self, or i wrap in a ‘goody bag’ and tie with colored ribbon.

  107. Lynne Laino says

    I just checked in to get the name of your favorite container company! How perfect! Those cups would be great to send cupcakes to school or give friends! Great gift basket!

  108. ChristineO says

    If I’m giving a gift of food, I tend to use disposable paper plates and ziplock bags, adorned with a fun label that I make using my home computer. You know, basic but cheap. No one seems to mind the packaging if the goodies are good. That’s where your blog comes in! I have found many keepers here. Thank you for your detailed critiques, pointers, and pics. Muchas gracias.