24 Must Make Christmas Gifts in a Jar


How to make homemade gift in a jar recipes which are easy, inexpensive and fabulous gifts to make! These gifts in a jar include pictured tutorials on how to make cookies and hot cocoa in a jar recipe as well as homemade mixes in a jar like muffins, sugar scrubs, salt scrubs and other mason jar gifts.  These homemade gifts in a jar are also perfect gift-giving ideas for any occasion throughout the year. 

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Create a new Christmas tradition or do a simple activitiy for kids with these awesome holiday crafts! Use these pictured instructions to make Holiday CraftsDIY DecorFood and RecipesParty Ideas, Free Printables, and Activities for Kids perfect for the holiday season!

Present for Christmas

Santa Mason Jar Gift

1.  Santa Mason Jar Gift {free printable} ~ Turn mason jars into festive Santa jars by adding a felt buckle and faux fur hat. They are quite versatile which makes them perfect for decorating your home or giving them as gifts. 

Reindeer Noses Treat

2.  Reindeer Noses Treat {free printable} ~ Make an fun Christmas gift with adorable reindeer noses,  whoppers and cherry sour balls that is… Attach the free printable tag for a simple and easy gift! 

Snowman Gift Jar

3.  Snowman Gift Jar ~ Isn’t this Snowman jar absolutely darling?  Decorate a plain jar with a styrofoam ball, buttons and ribbon.  You can fill the jar with just about anything, a mix, candy, money or even a gift card. 

Coffee Lover's Gift in a Jar

4.  Coffee Lover’s Gift in a Jar ~ This jar is filled with goodies that are sure to excite the coffee lover!  And, give them a little pick me-up’ during the day.  Customize them with Starbucks via packets and coffee flavorings.

Stove Top Potpourri

5.  Stove Top Potpourri ~ Delight family and friends with this Christmas in a Jar gift! Cranberries, cinnamon sticks, cloves and orange slices are added to a jar that can be later heated to scent to their home with a heavenly Christmas aroma.

Reindeer Mason Jar Gift Card Holder

6.  Reindeer Mason Jar Gift Card Holder ~ This reindeer could be one of the cutest ways to give a gift card. 

DIY Mason Jar Snowglobe

7.  DIY Mason Jar Snowglobe ~ Snow globes are a classic Christmas piece of decor and also make great gifts! With a quick trip to your local craft store along with a few things you probably have around your home you can make these fun globes. Great for you kids to help out with too!

Mani & Pedi in a Jar

8.  Mani & Pedi in a Jar ~ Let’s face it, with the holiday preparation there’s not a lot of time to pamper yourself which makes this mani and pedi in a jar gift the perfect one!  The jar is filled with the essentials needed for a manicure or pedicure.

DIY Beginner Sewing Kit {gift idea}

9.  DIY Beginner Sewing Kit {gift idea} ~ A homemade sewing kit is a fun and thoughtful gift for someone learning how to sew. And, what better way to gift it than in a mason jar. Some essentials to include are thread, straight pins, seam ripper, scissors, tape measure and ric rac or baker’s twine wrapped on clothes clips. The top of the jar doubles as a pin cushion.

Homemade Gifts in a Jar

Holiday Gifts in a Jar10.  Hot Fudge Sauce & Tags ~ A jar of homemade Hot Fudge Sauce can be a lovely gift, especially when given as a hostess gift. It does need to be refrigerated, and should be eaten within a week. So, when invited to a Christmas party this year, just whip up a batch of this sauce earlier in the day, package it up all pretty, and you have yourself a very special gift to give from your own kitchen.

Gifts in a Jar

11.  Sourdough Starter {free printable tag} ~ This 3 ingredient sourdough starter is perfect for making waffles or other delicious breakfast foods.  The recipe will make two sourdough starters that store well in mason jars.  Keep one for yourself and give one away.  Print the free tag to embellish the jar and keep track of the month and year it was started.

Jar Cookie Mix Recipes

Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies in a Jar

12.  Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies in a Jar ~ 

Gingerbread cookie mix

13.  Gingerbread Cookie Mix in a Jar ~ The perfect edible gift for the holiday season!  You can give it to your neighbors, friends or teachers.  A free printable is included.

Toffee Blondies Cookies in a Jar

14.  Toffee Blondies Cookies in a Jar ~ Not only does this make an adorable gift, but these Toffee Blondies are insane.  Sweet, crunchy, and full of toffee bits.  The jar looks adorable and is minimal effort. 

Homemade Mixes In A Jar

Cinnamon Shake and Pour Pancake Mix

15.  Cinnamon Shake and Pour Pancake Mix ~ Make yummy homemade pancakes in less time by making the pancake mix ahead of time.  Keep in in an airtight container in your pantry or jar it up and give it as a gift.

Best Homemade Brownie Mix

16.  Best Homemade Brownie Mix ~ Here’s a recipe to make your own brownie mix.  Add the mix to a jar and add a label for a great gift item!

Peppermint Cotton Candy Hot Cocoa Mix

17.  Peppermint Cotton Candy Hot Cocoa Mix {free printable} ~ This semi-homemade cocoa mix is a great holiday treat for the neighbors. Add some peppermint and cotton candy ingredients to powdered cocoa mix, attach the free printable, and you are good to go.

Homemade Bath Salts

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18.  Spa in a Jar ~ A wonderful pampering gift in a jar perfect for a date night, Valentine’s Day gift, or new mother.  It really is perfect for any woman.  It’s filled with foot soak, hand scrub, lotion, hair mask, razor and pebble candles.

DIY Bath Salts

19.  DIY Bath Salts ~ Turn a plain bath soak into a retreat with homemade bath salts.  They not only look lovely displayed, but also invigorate and pamper your skin.  Add your favorite essential oils fragrance for a calming, soothing and relaxing soak.

Homemade Bath Salts

20.  Relaxing Bath Salts {free printable labels} ~ Handmade bath salts packaged in a beautifully labeled jars that are easy and quick to make and gift.

Homemade Sugar Scrub

Peppermint Sugar Scrub

21.  Peppermint Sugar Scrub ~ Peppermint Sugar Scrubs are easy to make, package adorably and are good for your skin! Plus, they are the perfect holiday homemade gift! Here’’s an easy-peasy, Peppermint sugar scrub recipe that’’s perfect for gift giving this holiday season!

Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

22.  Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub ~  Here is the perfect scrub for any season with fresh scents like coconut and lime! Using natural ingredients you’ll learn how to whip up a batch of this sugar scrub with this fabulous post! Place in a cute tub or jar print the included labels and you could even give it as a gift!

Winter White Sugar Scrub

23.  Winter White Sugar Scrub {free label} ~ Baby oil, vaseline, granulated sugar and hand soap make this luxurious sugar scrub perfect for the grueling winter months.

Lavender Sugar Scrub

24.  Lavender Sugar Scrub ~ Store bought scrubs can be expensive and can contain some not so natural ingredients, this one the other hand is inexpensive and natural! By following this tutorial you will be able to create a scrub that not only will not break the bank, but you’’ll love using! Package it as shown and it would make great little gifts as well!



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  1. Thanks so much for featuring my Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies in a Jar! You’re awesome!

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