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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Christmas Striped Mason Jar & Soap Dispenser
Stick to the Christmas theme by making this really sweet striped mason jar holder – what it holds is up to you. You can fill it with candy (choose red and white to carry on the scheme), add liquid soap and attach a dispenser, or fill it with a variety of tiny gifts.
DIY Christmas Elf Mason Jars
Give a little Christmas cheer by making one of these cute Christmas Elf mason jars. Choose candy in shades of green to represent his coat, and then add buttons to the jar along with a felt collar, and attach the free printable label with some red and white festive looking string.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DIY Warm Cocoa Bath Soak
They really will be taking the most indulgent baths when you give them this homemade warm cocoa bath soak. Mix milk powder, corn-starch, and baking soda in one bowl, and Epsom salt, sea salt, and cocoa powder in the other, and layer them prettily in the jar before attaching the printable label.
Snowman Mason Jar
This snowman jar gift is so customizable, and super fun to make. Just take one clean jar, fill it with the white candy or cookies of your choice, and then glue black buttons on the front to make it look like the real thing. A red felt scarf will complete the ensemble.
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.
Gingerbread Man Painted Jar
This candy jar idea is deceptively easy to make, but looks stunning when it’s finished. All you need is a glass jar, contact paper, and spray paint – that really is it. Just stick the gingerbread man shape to the front, spray the jar, remove the outline, and fill with tempting Christmas candy.
Sugar Plum Fairy Jars
Little ballerinas or anyone who loves the ballet will be enthralled with these DIY Sugar Plum Fairy favor jars. Just a few craft supplies and a pretty cake topper can turn a standard jar into something magical, whatever you want to fill it with. There are also miniature versions for guests.
Sweet & Savory Compound Butter in a Jar
There’s no end to the flavors you can add to butter to turn it into something totally delicious, but this tutorial will give you three recipes to get you started. Choose from berry, honey, or roasted garlic to give as gifts, or make all three for a sweet and savory trio.
Mason Jar Pin Cushion
This DIY gift in a jar makes a cute gift for anyone who likes to sew. Simply fill the jar with sewing-related paraphernalia like buttons, bobbins, threads, and needles, and then create a sweet pin cushion to the top in a fabric of your choosing by following the simple instructions.
Diy Scrapbook Kit in a Jar
You’d be surprised at the amount of things you can fit inside a mason jar, which is good news for this sweet gift idea. Ideal for scrapbookers, this tutorial shows you some of the things you can choose to help make their scrapbooks lovely, such as washi tape, stickers, embellishments and more.
DIY Playdough Mix in a Jar
Play Dough is great fun to use, but making it can be even more exciting. Give a time-pressed mama this Play Dough mix in a jar and all she’ll have to do is add food coloring and get to work, until she’s left with a fun ball of stretchy, smooshy goo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jasmine Bath Salts in a Jar
When you make gifts for people by yourself, you get tube do a lot of quality control that you otherwise don’t have when you buy things in the store. In this case you get to use real Jasmine essential oil for the Jasmine bath salts. Combine that with a bit of Epsom salt, and baking soda, and you’re good to go.
Pottery Barn Mason Jar Knock Off
This jar is made to look like a Pottery Barn decorative mason jar, but without the high price. Many of the craft you see in stores can be replicated at home, as long as you have the instructions in front of you. These turn out great, and make a festive decoration for the holiday season.
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.
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.
Tropical Bath Tea Soak in a Jar
This jar is filled with tropical themed ingredients so that they can soak in the tub, and relax there cares away. Instructions are also given on how to make a bath scrub so they can exfoliate their skin before getting into the bath. It’s a dynamic duo gift that will surely make them happy.
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.
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.
Beeswax Poinsettia Candles in a Jar
These candles are shaped to look like a poinsettia flower, and they’re made using common jars that you can buy at any craft store. They’re made with beeswax, so you’ll want to make sure that you’re not giving this gift to a vegan, but most everyone else should appreciate it as a very unique and pretty gift.
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.
Cranberry Winter Cookies in a Jar
Christmas cookies are a lot of fun to make, but too often they end up being the same old cookies year after year. This recipe hopes to change that by introducing cranberries into the mix in this delectable recipe that is prepared ahead of time so all they have to do is mix them and bake them.
Luminary Advent Calendar Using Jars
Count down the days of Advent with this luminary calendar that uses mason jars as candles bases. The instructions show you how to add the different numbers to the candles, just be sure to make the complete set of candles when giving this as a gift because it can be used again each year.
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