It's always fun to include the recipe and serving tips with your gift: Print recipes small, paste to card stock, and tuck into packaging. Or hole-punch the recipe card and thread a ribbon through it before tying around the gift. MyRecipes.com makes it easy to print, save, and share Sunset recipes.
The best gift packaging is multipurpose containers or reusable serveware:
Baking pans Bake that hostess bread right in the loaf pan you'll be giving it in, so it's part of the gift. Buy a stack of pans when you find them on sale.