DIY Charcuterie Box Gift

DIY Charcuterie Box Gift

First off, I’m so thankful for you all. I started this blog way back in 2012 just as a place to put all my random mom, parent, crafting, weird thoughts and funny experiences down. I had no idea that I would be still, although random at times, blogging. For the few of you that have stuck with me, thank you. For the few of you that have recently joined, thank you. For the few of you that accidentally joined and are trying to unsubscribe, thank you. Even though 2020 has been crazy, it has literally brought me back to you guys.

Now on to a fun, creative way of gifting your neighbor, your grandma, your frenemy or anyone else you want to socially-distant with, but give cheer this holiday season. I present, the DIY Charcuterie Box Gift. Isn’t it cute and oh, so edible?!

So what is charcuterie? Charcuterie is typically an appetizer compromised of cured meats, cheeses, crackers, dips, veggies, fruit, olives, nuts, sweets, and then some. Really you can be as fun and unique with your components as you want. Variety is the key and bit-sized. For my charcuterie box, check out the below diagram.

What you will need:

  • Sturdy box or doubled-up holiday shirt boxes
  • Cured meats
  • Cheeses
  • Crackers
  • Dips
  • Veggies
  • Fruit
  • Olives
  • Nuts
  • Sweets (candy, pastries, cookies, etc.)
  • 2 or 3 small bowls or vessels (that you don’t mind giving away) for dips and other components to break up the box.


1. Charcuterie is heavy. Make sure you start with a sturdy box. If you do use the typical holiday shirt box like I did, make sure you double-it-up or even triple-it-up so it is sturdy enough.

2. Wash and dry you produce.

3. Now the fun begins, first add your small bowls to your box and then start adding your components around those bowls. There really is no rhyme or reason. Have fun and get creative!

4. Once your box is done, put your lid on it with a sweet note. Store in the refrigerator until delivery time. Deliver to your loved-one’s porch, ring the door-bell, and wait for the smiles.

Stay safe and healthy this holiday season. XOXO -Becca