Everyone loves to recycle! Right?
I do, and I'm also really cheap, so when I'm giving cookies as gifts I hate to buy things to put them in, or loan out my tupperware ish tubs because they tend to never come back, so, I've started repurposing empty cereal boxes into convenient cookie boxes. (Though you could really put anything in them)
A glue stick
Two cereal boxes of the same size
Start by cutting the front or back panel off of a box
Cut the flap off of the panel about 1 inch below the fold
You're going to put the top of the box back together, tape it, then add the cut off piece folded over the edge and tape it down.
Repeat with the other box, allowing some extra room at the top by making a new fold at the flaps 1/8 of an inch away form the previous one.
To cover the boxes you'll want to cover the back with glue and set down in the middle of a piece of wrapping paper big enough to go up the sides and fold over all the edges
Bring the box up on to its side and cut from the edge of the paper perpendicular to the edge of the box so that the paper will fit the length of the box
Do the same thing along all four sides.
Then at each corner cut from the end of each cut to the one next to it across the corner
Next you're going to do some tricky folding.. pictures will describe it better than words I think
You might find it helpful to draw this line to help you figure out where your fold will be
Glue up the short sides
Fold in and then make a crease so you can pull the next side up....
Glue and fold over the edge
Now fill your box with cookies and give it away!