Christmas Gift for Friends – ‘You’re a Deer Friend’ Cookies

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Michaels. All opinions are 100% mine.

Are you as obsessed with the deer trend as I am?  And can we just talk about plaid…it’s everywhere this Christmas and I’m loving it too!  So, of course I combined these two new obsessions for a fun Christmas Gift for Friends and made these adorable “You’re a Deer Friend” Cookies.

Christmas Gift Idea for A Deer Friend_Giggles Galore

On a recent trip to Michaels I spotted this plaid washi tape and immediately threw it in my basket, along with a ton of other goodies from the Recollections holiday products which I found on the end caps in the paper crafting section.  I had no clue what I’d use any of it for, but in my experience if you see something this awesome you snatch it up…because by the time you finally have an idea and are ready to get crafty all the good stuff is gone!

Plaid Washi Tape

If you know anything about me you know that I love giving people gifts.  It makes my heart happy and I hope that in some small way it brings joy and cheer to others.  But, I don’t have lots of time or money to shower everyone with lavish gifts.  Which is why I love this Christmas gift idea so much.  It’s simple, inexpensive and quick, which means I can whip up several of them and hand them out to friends this holiday season.

You Are a Deer Friend Christmas Cookie Gift


  • Empty Pringles Can
  • Recollections Brown Kraft Paper
  • Recollections Plaid Washi Tape
  • Deer Silhouette
  • Recollections Wood Veneer Tags
  • Twine
  • Glue or Glue Dots
  • Cookies

1. Gather your supplies

Deer Friend Gift Supplies

2. Wrap your clean, empty Pringles Can in the brown Kraft wrapping paper and secure with glue or double stick tape.

Brown Kraft Paper

3. Next wrap the top and bottom sections of the can with the plaid washi tape.

Deer Friend Cookie Container

4. Cut out and attach your deer silhouette.  I used my Cricut to cut out my deer head, however if you don’t have a cutting machine you could also use the Recollections deer tags found at Michaels.  I thought my deer needed a little extra pizzazz so I added a gold bow.

Deer Silhouette Vinyl

5. Next, take the wooden tags and add the “You’re a Deer Friend” message.  Again, I used my Cricut to cut the words out in vinyl because my handwriting is terrible.  But, you could use a fine tip pen or marker to write the saying on the tag.

Deer Friend Wooden Tag

6. Fill the container with homemade chocolate chip cookies, or your favorite baked treat.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

7. Attach the tag with twine to the container and add a few sprigs of Christmas greenery to complete your simple Christmas gift.

You Are a Deer Friend Christmas Gift Idea

That’s it, now you have a pretty and sweet Christmas gift idea for the deer friends in your life!

If you’re looking to get a jump start on Christmas gifts for your friends stop by Micahels.  Whether you’re looking to embellish a package or a quick kit to help you finish your holiday decor the Recollections brand has lots of great, affordable basics and kits in stock to help make your holidays EXTRAORDINARY!

Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. This looks so perfect! I love it! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. It wouldn’t be a party without you!
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

  2. This is darling! I love it. Thank you for sharing.

  3. This was adorable…………….love it, what a great gift idea, who wouldn’t love that………….cause it is a stand alone Christmas
    decoration, and a lovely affirmation of your friendship, then yummy cookies on top of it.
    Very creative and you did an awesome job.

    Blessings for a Hap Hap Happy New Year!

  4. What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing.

  5. I just love this! Thanks for linking up at the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! We hope you stop by again next week!

  6. Another great gift idea, how creative! I’m opening the link party early this week to make up for missing last weeks, so be sure to stop by and link up at the earlier time of Saturday 8am UK time. Happy New Year!

  7. These are simply adorable! I’m pinning it for next year!

  8. I love this idea – so cute! I’m featuring your fun Deer Friend Cookie Container this weekend at the DIY Sunday Showcase Party.

  9. This is a super cute idea and is perfect for my bestie!
    Thanks for sharing!


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