Holiday Gift Idea: Bottling Vanilla Extract with a Free Printable

If you’re like me, you are always looking for a meaningful gift for your friend or loved one that seems to have everything.

Well, I have the perfect gift idea . . . at least for that special baker in your life.

As you may know, I posted a tutorial on how to make your own vanilla extract using the many varieties of vanilla beans that Beanilla has to offer. It is a simple, yet necessary project for those of you that enjoy the taste of true vanilla extract and know that there is no substitute.

For the holidays, Beanilla and My Baking Addiction wanted to provide our readers with a simple solution to your gift giving woes. Beanilla conveniently offers an amazing variety of quality vanilla beans and also stocks a fabulous selection of glass bottles for your vanilla extract bottling needs.

As an added bonus, the graphic designer for My Baking Addiction created holiday labels that can be downloaded and personalized. We jazzed up a simple Avery shipping label to create a unique and festive way to personalize your bottles of homemade vanilla extract. Add a holiday ribbon to the neck of your bottles and no wrapping is needed.

So, head over to Beanilla, purchase your bottles, download your labels and I am betting you can cross a few people off of your list. Stay tuned for a few more handmade gift ideas with corresponding labels in the upcoming weeks!

holiday labels small Click to download:  HolidayVanillaExtract
Use Avery Label 8163 (White 2″ x 4″ Shipping Labels)

Where to Buy the Items in the Photo:

Homemade Vanilla Extract using Madagascar Beans from Beanilla
4 ounce Amber Bottles from Beanilla
8 ounce Amber Bottles from Beanilla
Download Labels and printed on Avery 8163 (White 2″ x 4″ Shipping Labels)
Red and White Baker’s Twine from Martha Stewart purchased at Michael’s

31 Responses to “Holiday Gift Idea: Bottling Vanilla Extract with a Free Printable”

  1. Heather (Heather's Dish) — November 30, 2010 at 11:34 am

    this is a beautiful gift idea…i’m falling more and more in love with the thought of creating gifts rather than buying them this year!


  2. Tiffany — November 30, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Love the idea but your tutorial says 6-8 weeks – Christmas is only 3! Wish I would have gotten started earlier, guess I’ll have to try to remember this for next year. Love the idea though.


    • Jamie — November 30, 2010 at 8:45 pm

      I am thinking you could still pull this off! When you bottle it to give as a gift, simply add in a bean or two to each bottle.

    • Erin — December 2, 2010 at 1:36 pm

      I love making things as Christmas presents as opposed to purchasing and this is a fantastic idea! I am glad to hear that with a shorter time frame that this could still work.

  3. Jennifer @ Jane Deere — November 30, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    What a great idea! I love it!!! I’m heading straight over to Beanilla! Thanks!!!


  4. Maria — November 30, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Love the labels!!! So cute!


  5. Katrina — November 30, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Great idea! I’m stealing it :)


  6. Kim — November 30, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    What a great idea!!! Absolutely adorable. :) Now I need to go back and figure out how much lead time I’ll need to make the extract.



  7. Paula — November 30, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    This is a beautiful gift idea! Just love it :)


  8. Courtney — December 1, 2010 at 5:33 am

    What a lovely gift idea! The bottles make it look so professional and the labels are adorable.


  9. Sandy — December 1, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Jamie,what a wonderful post-thank you so much for sharing and putting all this together.


  10. Kerry — December 1, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Where can I purchase the snowflakes attached to the red & white twine?


    • Jamie — December 1, 2010 at 10:23 pm

      The snowflakes are by Martha Stewart and were purchased at Michael’s

    • Kerry — December 2, 2010 at 11:14 am

      Thanks for the info.

  11. tia @ buttercreambarbie — December 2, 2010 at 12:04 am

    wow, this is truly a great idea! love it


  12. Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes — December 3, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Great idea Jamie!! And beautiful photo


  13. make my day — December 6, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    CUTE AS! cheers kari


  14. Debbie @The Hip Hostess — December 6, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    What an amazing gift. Nothing better than giving something you made yourself. I love the pretty presentation! Wish I had time to do this for Christmas, but just thinking what a lovely wedding favor this would be, too. So nicely done.


  15. Strawberry CAKE — December 6, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    I am so doing this next year. Yours turned out beautiful. Thanks for the label top ;)


  16. Jackie — December 7, 2010 at 1:12 am

    Hi Jaime

    How do you download the labels?


  17. Jaden — December 7, 2010 at 8:28 am

    absolutely beautiful! love the amber bottle.


  18. holly. — December 9, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    GREAT idea! Thanks for the template!


  19. Carlyn — December 11, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    I made vanilla to give for Christmas this year. I am happy to see your post and that you shared your labels. Thank you so much for the cute label!! My vanilla bottles look great!


  20. Erin — January 5, 2011 at 8:51 am

    I too gave these out for Christmas presents this year, and bought all my supplies from Beanilla. Such a great website! And your labels were perfect, thank you for the idea!!


  21. Jean — September 6, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Thanks for the Labels, I have been making homemade vanilla for Christmas gifts for the past 4 years. I have been searching for cute labels, and finally found them here! thanks, and all the recipients of the vanilla thank you. Jean


  22. Aileen — October 19, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    We visited the Hawaiian Vanilla Company in Hawaii and learned how to make vanilla there. Love the idea of giving this as a gift. Love your site too.


    • Nancy Seaver — October 20, 2011 at 4:22 pm

      Please share you Hawaiian recipe. I’d love to try it. Thanks. Nancy

  23. Shawn — November 4, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Thank you so much for the label! Your site is wonderful & so informational!!!! Giving you a virtual hug! Thanks! :)


    • Jamie — November 7, 2012 at 9:01 am

      I am glad to hear you are enjoying the site and the vanilla labels! Have a great day – thanks so much for stopping by.

  24. Pat — August 22, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Is there a way to make the labels smaller?


    • Jamie — August 25, 2015 at 8:46 am

      I’m not aware of a way to do this, but it might be a question for the printing shop of a store like Office Max or Office Depot. I hope this helps!

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