One of the easiest and most meaningful gifts to give any holiday season is gifts in a jar. Mason jar gifts include everything from homemade jams and jellies to spice mixes and everything in between. We’ve got ideas galore for your ease and gift giving needs.
Easy Homemade Mason Jar Gift Ideas
Give jars of the jams and jellies you’ve canned. Naturally this is easy and likely already in the pantry.
Combine several jars of jam with a loaf of homemade bread in a basket or box for a simple but lovely and always welcome Christmas gifts or even housewarming gifts.
Jars full of homegrown and dried herbs are an amazing way to share the garden with friends and family who like to cook.
Giving someone a mix in a jar is a kind way to give them a meal when time might be short.
Homemade balms, salves, and other body products are a great DIY gift for the folks in your life looking to live more simply and naturally.
Where to Get Jars
Regular old canning jars work great as vessels for your gifts in a jar recipes. However, there are many other frugal and lovely choices.
Hit thrift stores and look for interesting jars with tight fitting lids. Just be sure to give them a good washing before using.
Reuse old jars from things you’ve purchased. Again, clean them out well, remove old labels, and perhaps cover up the lids with some cloth or paper to hide branding.
How to Decorate
Keep it simple by combining the jar gifts in a basket with like things. Give bath bombs with a nice washcloth as an example.
Make nice labels either on the computer or hand drawn.
Use ribbon or natural twine to wrap around the jars.
Jams & Jellies
Perhaps the original gifts in a jar, homemade jams and jellies are ideal for gift giving and sharing the garden with loved ones.
Jars are ideal containers for tea blends and drink mixes.
Herb & Spice Mixes
Give the foodies in your life homemade, natural spice mixes. These can be a great way to share homegrown dried herbs, as well.
Jars make the perfect vessels for sharing homemade snacks like candies and flavored nuts.
Food / Baking Mixes
Give someone the gift of a super easy, homemade meal with these mixes.
Brownies in a Jar | Homemade Gift with FREE Printable Gift Tag
Put a sweet dessert on the shelf for someone. Would make a great hostess gift as well as most any other holiday.
Bath & Body Products
Help loved ones take care of themselves and their bodies by giving them luxurious and natural bath and body products.
Gifts for the Home
Fill jars with useful gifts, loved ones can use for the their homes.
How to Make Beeswax Candles in Jars
Jar candles are an easy candle craft for beginners to make that require only a few materials. Beeswax candles made in mason jars are attractive and add beauty anywhere they are used. Jar candles can be used as emergency lighting or to add ambiance to the atmosphere of your home.
Transform Recycled Jars into Pretty Decor, Candle Holders, or Gift Packaging
Use the jar itself as the gift by decorating it for candle holders and more.
Ball Mason 32 oz Wide Mouth Jars with Lids and Bands, Set of 12 Jars.
Quart size mason jars are great for gifts in jars such as cookie and brownie mixes.
Ball 4-Ounce Quilted Crystal Jelly Jars with Lids and Bands, Set of 12-2 Pack (Total 24 Jars)
Small, 4 ounce mason jars are perfect for gifts such as candles, bath salts, and tea.
Weck 741 - 0.25 Liter Mold Jars with Lids - 6 Rings and 12 Clamps
Weck jars are unique and safe for canning and for using for any other gift in a jar.
Wisdompro Fancy Shape Stickers Labels for Essential Oil Bottle and Food Jars - 8 Sheet (256Pcs) - Small
Make sure to label the jars with cute labels. This assortment has a label size for almost gift in jar.
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