These Precious Recipe Boxes Are Begging To Hold Your Beloved Family Recipe Cards
While Southern cooks like to scroll Pinterest for hours to find an exciting new slow-cooker supper or holiday-worthy cookie recipe just like everyone else, we would never, ever dare to forget all the classic recipes found in our tattered community cookbooks or on our heirloom recipe cards. That's where you find the family secrets, those tried-and-true recipes that have been on the dessert buffets and groaning boards of every birthday celebration and holiday get-together for ages.
Old recipe boxes are a piece of family history worth holding onto, but there is something to be said about making those passed-down recipes your own with a new recipe box that fits your personality and simply dresses up those batter splatters and grease spots still dotting your grandmother’s note instructing to add a pinch of salt to the cornbread or to adjust the bake time of a troublesome pound cake recipe.
Every recipe has a story that relates to our past, and an early morning browsing through your own personal recipe tin can be as nostalgic as looking through the family photo album. If there is a new bride or novice cook on your guest list, gift her with a personalized recipe box so she can start her own traditions. Or treat yourself to a super fun patterned recipe tin—because, why not? Here are the best recipe boxes to update your collection.
Citrus Floral Recipe Tin
This pretty box, designed by Rifle Paper Company, is big enough to safeguard all your prized recipes for years to come.
Buy It: $34; riflepaperco.com
Vintage Dark Wood Recipe Box
If you're a home cook who needs a sturdy recipe box that can withstand all the chaos of a Southern kitchen, look no further.
Buy It: $29.99; amazon.com
Personalized Family Recipe Box
This classic recipe box is something that will stand the test of time, in the case you eventually want to pass it down.
Buy It: $26.99; etsy.com
Citrus Floral Recipe Organizer & Cards
This bright recipe box ensures one thing: You'll definitely get the award for cutest recipe cards in town whenever you lend one out to a friend.
Buy It: $24.95; amazon.com
Modern Light Wood Recipe Box
Both modern and old-fashioned styles can indeed get along in the kitchen, if this recipe box has anything to do with it.
Buy It: $52 and up; etsy.com
Bright Stripes Kate Spade Recipe Box
This retro-style box adds a happy pop of color to any counter, and you'll be excited to crack it open and pick something to make for dinner. (We all could use that kind of motivation, hm?)
Buy It: $31.95; amazon.com
Personalized Acrylic Recipe Box
For the sorority girl at heart, this chic acrylic recipe box will keep all your weeknight crock-pot recipes safe and sound.
Buy It: $24.95; swoozies.com
Floral Dark Wood Recipe Box
This elegant recipe box is perfect for those toting around generations-old recipe cards. You'll feel like you're opening a secret treasure chest.
Buy It: $19.99 and up; etsy.com
White Floral Recipe Tin
Just think of all the fun baking project recipes you can store in this sweet little tin. Pound cake, anyone?
Buy It: $15; amazon.com
Olivewood Recipe Box
Olivewood is beautiful as well as extremely sturdy, making this recipe box well suited for years of use in the kitchen.
Buy It: $44.95; williams-sonoma.com
Natural Wood Recipe Box with Calligraphy
This makes the perfect wedding gift for any couple on your list—especially if you're the one passing down the family recipes.
Buy It: $58 and up; etsy.com
Farmhouse-Style Recipe Tin
Minimalists, rejoice! We think this crisp white recipe tin would even get the star approval of Joanna Gaines, queen of farmhouse style.
Buy It: $25.99; amazon.com
Polka Dot Kate Spade Recipe Box
Polka dots never go out of style, and this recipe box makes them look grown-up and playful at the same time.
Buy It: $30; amazon.com
Engraved Monogram Recipe Box & Dividers
This personalized recipe box is a great way to collect your most favorite family recipes, generation after generation.
Buy It: $58 and up; etsy.com
Old-Fashioned Wooden Podium Recipe Box
This vintage-inspired recipe box resembles an old-fashioned breadbox. Along with the quaint look, it has a convenient ledge to hold your recipe card as you cook.
Buy It: $23.99; amazon.com