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28 Creative DIY Christmas Gifts in a Jar

Join the jar revolution, and find your own thoughtful homemade Christmas gifts this holiday season. We’ve assembled some of the best Christmas jar gifts on the planet, so you can be sure the recipient will be happy with what they’ve received.

Snowmen Hot Cocoa in a Jar

Snowmen Hot Cocoa in a Jar

This hot cocoa mix is really cute because the marshmallows are actually made to look like snowman heads. You don’t actually have to be an artist to make the snowman heads, you just need a specific type of writing utensil that is food safe. Simply follow the design as seen on the picture, and don’t be afraid to make a few yummy mistakes.

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Homemade Soup Mixes in a Jar

Homemade Soup Mixes in a Jar

Food gifts don’t have to be sweet, and in fact this idea could prove invaluable to someone who’s feeling under the weather. With six different varieties included, this tutorial shows you how to make various soups in a jar to give as gifts, along with the instructions they’ll need to read.

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Santa’s Cookies in a Jar

Santa’s Cookies in a Jar

You just gotta leave some cookies out for Santa, and this jar will totally have you covered in that department. It includes all the ingredients that you need in order to satisfy the big man in the red suit. This makes a great gift for Christmas Eve so that you can bake the cookies as a family and then leave them out in time for Santa’s arrival.

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Cinnamon Honey Butter in a Jar

Cinnamon Honey Butter in a Jar

This honey butter is seasoned with cinnamon to give it a unique taste they probably haven’t had before. Like any gift you give in a jar you’ll want to dress it up so that it looks as nice as possible, and here they’re using a bit of ribbon and a sprig of holly to make it very festive.

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Rosemary Mint Sugar Scrub in a Jar

Rosemary Mint Sugar Scrub in a Jar

You won’t believe how easy it is to make this rosemary mint sugar scrub, and you might end up making a little extra just so you can have some for yourself. Giving a beauty themed gift like this is very thoughtful, since you’ll be helping someone feel good, and while they’re feeling good, they’ll be thinking of you.

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Bath Fizzies in a Jar

Bath Fizzies in a Jar

The bath fizzies recipe comes from Martha Stewart so you know they’re going to turn out really great and work like they’re supposed to. The presentation is key because you don’t want to just give someone some colored cubes, it’s important that they feel like they’re getting a high quality gift. A jar makes perfect sense, because you can see what’s inside, and it doesn’t take up much space.

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Quick Bread in a Bottle

Quick Bread in a Bottle

Homemade bread is delicious, but can be a real pain to make. This jar simplifies that by putting all of the required ingredients in one place, and breaking down the directions into simple steps. In no time they’ll be able to have a warm loaf of bread all compliments of you.

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Everything in a Jar

Everything in a Jar

This is a trio of jars that shows you how to give them “everything” all in jars. There’s a jar full of energy, a jar full of refreshment, and a jar for pampering. You’ll have all of their bases covered, and they walk you through the contents of each jar so you can replicate them exactly.

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Diy Scented Mason Jar Candles

Diy Scented Mason Jar Candles

These candles look amazing, and they smell incredible. You can pack a jar with seasonal items such as citrus fruits, spices, and pine cones, then fill with olive and essential oils. Add a simple floating wick to the top, attach the free label and instructions, and gift to friends and family.

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Slow Cooker Apple Butter in a Jar

Slow Cooker Apple Butter in a Jar

The great thing about this jar is that it’s filled with apple butter you’ve made using your slow cooker. This means you can make a big batch of it, and fill several jars so you can give this gift to all of your friends and family. Apple butter tastes good on many things, so they will surely appreciate this.

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Salted Caramel Sauce in a Jar

Salted Caramel Sauce in a Jar

This rich, creamy caramel sauce is great for dipping apples into during the crisp winter months. It’s a sweet treat that is sure to make a great gift for anyone that loves the taste of caramel, or a good gift to make multiples of and hand out to a larger group of people.

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Mocha Cocoa in a Jar

Mocha Cocoa in a Jar

This gift is not only great for those that like hot chocolate, but also for coffee lovers. That’s because it’s primarily hot cocoa, but with espresso powder mixed in to give it that caffeine kick. A great way for them to stay awake and alert while losing themselves in a warm mug of cocoa.

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Gourmet Popcorn Gift in a Jar

Gourmet Popcorn Gift in a Jar

Movie nights will get a whole lot more interesting when you give them this sweet (or salty) DIY gift in a jar. Containing all the ingredients for the perfect mid-movie snack, you can choose whatever seasonings or flavors you know they’ll love to make it totally personal to them.

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Vanilla Extract in a Jar

Vanilla Extract in a Jar

Vanilla extract gets used in so many recipes throughout the year that it’s nice to have a ready supply of it. These instructions show you how to make your own vanilla extract, and also how to present it in a way that is special, and gift worthy. Anyone that likes to cook will thank you for it.

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Peppermint Stick Cocoa in a Jar

Peppermint Stick Cocoa in a Jar

This cocoa recipe has the distinctive flavor of peppermint added to it, and it uses the peppermint sticks that are so ubiquitous during the holiday season. This means you can enjoy a traditional cup of hot cocoa, with a boost of minty freshness from the peppermint candies. Anyone who likes mint chocolate chip ice cream will also like this peppermint cocoa.

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Homemade Pancake Mix in a Jar

Homemade Pancake Mix in a Jar

Nothing beats fresh homemade pancakes, except for when you make the pancake mix from scratch. These jar instructions will show you exactly how to make your very own pancake mix, and then how to package it up so that it looks presentable and ready for the next morning’s breakfast.

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Detox Bath in a Jar

Detox Bath in a Jar

Give them the gift of relaxation, all in the convenient packaging of a jar. The ingredients themselves are easy enough to find, and she’s made a few slight modifications of the recipe from an earlier version. With this one it’s all about the packaging, so be sure you spend time making the tag look nice.

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Cowgirl Christmas Cookies in a Jar

Cowgirl Christmas Cookies in a Jar

These cowgirls cookies are pretty great because they have been time tested and approved by people that have tried them before. They look sharp because they come with a label which makes them look professionally made, even though they are easy to make. Your secret is safe with us on this one.

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Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar Scrub

Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar Scrub

Sugar scrubs feel absolutely divine on the skin, and they’re so easy to make you may feel guilty that this is the gift you’re giving. But you’ll get over it, and they’ll love it, and likely won’t know that you didn’t spend all day on it.

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S'mores Mason Jar

S'mores Mason Jar

Find a decorative jar (craft stores are full of them) and fill it with a mix of mini marshmallows, holiday M&Ms, and Golden Grahams. Give it a thorough mix, attach the free label, and they’ll be able to grab a S’mores inspired handful of snacks without a campfire in sight.

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Minibar in a Jar

Minibar in a Jar

If you’re looking for a super quick gift idea that you can make at home, take a look at this minibar in a jar. All you need is a large glass jar, 5 – 7 bottles of their favorite drinks, and the free printable label that’s included in this post.

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Tea Time Mason Jar

Tea Time Mason Jar

Whether they already love tea or would like to try a few different brews, this gift in a jar idea makes a really thoughtful gift. Choose a few tea samples, then add some other paraphernalia – a tea infuser or reusable bags, cookies, a miniature jar of honey, and even a decorative teaspoon.

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Simple Cinna-Bun Butter Cakes in a Jar

Simple Cinna-Bun Butter Cakes in a Jar

These cakes capture the taste of cinnamon buns, and present them in a jar so that they’re both easy to make, and easy to eat. It’s not often that you hear cinnamon buns being brought up as a holiday tree, but nothing beats a warm cinnamon roll on a cold morning.

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Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix in a Jar

Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix in a Jar

The only thing better than chocolate chip cookies is when the cookies have chocolate chunks in them. This jar comes loaded with the cookie mix already made, so all they need to do is follow the included baking instructions and they’ll be chowing down on chocolate chunks in no time.

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Peppermint Brownies in a Jar

Peppermint Brownies in a Jar

Regular brownies are nice, but during the holidays it’s always fun to incorporate aspects of Christmas into ordinary items. These brownies have the peppermint flavor of candy canes added to them, so they’ll get cool minty flavor along with the classic chocolate taste of brownies. The labels are included to make this look fantastic.

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Toffee Blondies in a Jar

Toffee Blondies in a Jar

These toffee blondies are sure to make their mouths water, and all they have to do is whip up them according to the directions. The recipe uses yummy Heath bar chips so they’ll turn out tasting great, and when presented in a jar they look like a lot of fun to make, all nicely layered.

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Pamper Yourself in a Jar

Pamper Yourself in a Jar

Everything they need to pamper themselves like crazy is included in this jar. They’ll be able to relax the day’s stress away, which can get amped up thanks to the holidays. Its always good to de-stress, and all of that running around during the holiday season can catch up quick, making this a very thoughtful gift.

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Oatmeal Scotchies In A Jar

Oatmeal Scotchies In A Jar

This jar puts the entire recipe for oatmeal Scotchies cookies right in a jar, so all they will have to do is follow the instructions and the next thing they’ll know they’ll have a fresh batch of yummy cookies ready and waiting. It’s a nice break from the standard chocolate chip or sugar cookies.

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