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Inside: 14 DIY mason jar gift ideas that are perfect for neighbors, friends or teachers. They are easy and fun to make and many of them contain a free printable to help complete the perfect gift. Whether they are made for Christmas or another celebration, these ideas are perfect for the person who has it all.
It’s that time of year again where we are running here, there and everywhere looking for the perfect gift.
But what actually makes the perfect gift?
Is it something expensive? Is is something that’s big? Perhaps it’s something that sparkles (yes, I do like things that sparkle!).
The reality is that there is no perfect gift, and half the time we make the whole gift giving process way more complicated than it really needs to be.
More often than not, people love the simple gifts. The gifts that have had thought and attention put into them.
That’s where these mason jar gift ideas are perfect, not only for Christmas but for other celebrations too. They can easily be adapted to birthday’s, housewarming or hostess gifts. They are simple to create, but they would all be appreciated by those that receive them.
Edible Mason Jar Gift Ideas
It’s Christmas so it only makes sense to include a whole heap of edible mason jar gift ideas. Let’s face it, we all love a sweet treat here and there, but these are treats with a difference (and a couple of non sweet items thrown in there too).
1. Cookies In A Jar With Free Printable
Everyone loves cookies, which makes these cookies in a jar the perfect Christmas gift.
All the dry ingredients are included in the jar and a printable is attached with the recipe required to make the cookies. It’s a simple gift that would be great for neighbors or teachers.
2. Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
These cranberry white chocolate oatmeal cookies by “Suburban Simplicity” sound like they would melt in the mouth. They would be delicious cookies to tuck into whilst waiting for Santa to arrive.
3. French Vanilla Hot Cocoa Mix
How good does this French vanilla mix by “Shaken Together” sound. It’s the perfect Christmas treat and all brought together in a gorgeous mason jar.
This is one of those mason jar gift ideas that cost a fortune in the shops, but is so simple to make yourself.
4. Hot Cocoa Mix
First there was the French vanilla hot cocoa mix and now there is this hot cocoa mix by “The Decorated Cookie”.
The little snowmen faces at the top of the mason jar are perfect for adding that extra special holiday touch.
5. Brownie Mason Jar Gift
What’s the next best thing after a cookie mix in a jar? Yup, it’s a brownie mix in a jar! This brownie mix recipe by “Saving You Dinero” looks super delish and would certainly be a welcome gift. Use the free printable to complete the gift.
6. Waffle Mix In A Mason Jar
Love waffles? What do you think about a waffle mix recipe inside a mason jar? This waffle mix idea by “Smashed Peas And Carrots” would make a great little Christmas gift.
Add the printable recipe for the complete gift.
7. Layered Popcorn Gift Jars
If you know someone that loves their popcorn then these layered popcorn jars by “Chicken Scratchy” would be the perfect gift. It’s pretty, and it’s a whole lot of fun.
8. Coconut Almond Granola Gift
For something a bit different, how about this coconut almond granola gift in a jar by “The County Chic Cottage”. By decorating the outside of the mason jar this can be turned into a super cute Christmas gift.
9. Homemade Salsa in A Jar
How does some homemade salsa sound as a gift for Christmas. This salsa in a jar by “I Heart Naptime” also comes with a free printable to complete the gift.
This salsa would be perfect to compliment all the meat and cheese platters that will be eaten over the Christmas holidays.
Non-Edible Mason Jar Gift Ideas
If handing out more food is not on your radar this Christmas, then you might like to consider these non edible mason jar gift ideas instead.
It doesn’t have to be edible to be exciting!
10. Memory Jar
A memory jar is a wonderful gift to give someone. It is perfect for individuals or families to capture memories throughout the year. Use the free printable’s to create the jar for either yourself or for someone you love.
11. Peppermint Snowman Candle
Candles are always a great gift option, and this peppermint snowman candle by “Pink Fortitude” looks adorable in this mason jar. Add a bow and some buttons and he is the perfect little gift.
12. Peppermint Sugar Scrub
If there is ever a time to pamper yourself, it is at Christmas. This peppermint sugar scrub by “Mom Skoop” is inexpensive to make and isn’t full of the usual preservatives. That makes it perfect to make for yourself or add into a mason jar and hand out as gifts.
13. Apple Spice Sugar Scrub
The apple spice sugar scrub by “Homemade for Elle” is another lovely scrub that is perfect to give as a Christmas gift. Add this into a mason jar with an adorable ribbon and spoon attached and viola. An amazing mason jar gift.
14. Crafty Mason Jar Gift
If you are attending a Christmas party, how about taking a different kind of hostess gift like this crafty mason jar by “Mod Podge Rocks”. It can be filled with gorgeous little items and it’s a unique gift that is much more personal than a box of chocolates.
So, if looking for the perfect gift this year is leaving you scratching your head, you might want to simplify your thinking and turn your attention to a mason jar gift instead. The bonus is that you will also save a lot of money by creating a gift yourself, which means you have more to spend on other areas over the holidays.
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