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Monday, November 30, 2020

33 Mason Jar Gift Ideas

Looking for Christmas gift ideas for friends, family, or teachers?  Check out these mason jar gift ideas for easy and inexpensive gifts that are ready for gifting.  This includes both food and mixes in jars and non food items.

I like to give a lot of gifts at Christmas to show my appreciation for those who have helped us during the year.  Between teachers, therapists, and volunteers at our nonprofit, I unfortunately don't have a huge budget.

But that doesn't mean that I can't gift a cute and unique gift.  I often do Mason jar gift ideas because they are fun and definitely different types of gifts.

I usually pick one gift and assembly line then.  In just a few hours, I can make 10 to 20 of these gifts in jars in an afternoon.

While I was searching for gift in jar ideas, I picked some food mixes so the recipient can make them later.  I also included some premade food items and some non food gifts in jars.

Have fun creating!

Mason Jar Gift Ideas

Dry Mixes Gifts in Jars

Cherry Almond Scone Mix

Everyone loves to get a homemade food gift for the Holidays. Cherry Almond Scone Mix is easy to make and to bake, and who doesn’t love a delicious fresh-baked scone?

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

Homemade hot chocolate mix is not just a winter staple, but a perfect last-minute-simple-homemade-holiday-gift. It’s made with very few ingredients, this rich and tasty treat is perfect to hold on and sip during frosty cold weather.

White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies (aka Cranberry Hootycreeks) make a festive holiday cookie recipe made with rolled oats, white chocolate chips, dried cranberries, and pecans layered in a jar for a delicious homemade holiday gift.

Gluten Free Muffin Mix

This homemade gluten free muffin mix makes a great holiday gift. There is a printable recipe card to attach so your loved ones can have muffins anytime.

Marshmallow Snowman Hot Cocoa Mix

Marshmallow snowman hot cocoa in a jar is such a fun and easy homemade holiday gift idea.

Cranberry White Chocolate Cookie Mix Recipe

This easy Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies In a Jar recipe is a perfect handmade gift! It’s a sweet and delicious gift friends and family will love.

Sangria Kit in a Jar

Sangria kit in a jar.  So easy to put together, and the drink dispenser can be used again and again! Perfect for housewarming, Christmas gift, or a Just Because!

Spice Apple Cider Mix Recipe

If you're looking for gifts that you can make in bulk for neighbors, co-workers or friends then you have to check out this spiced apple cider mix in a jar DIY gift. It comes with a professional looking FREE printable label to dazzle all your giftees. It can be made in large batches and you'll have all your gifts ready after a single afternoon.

Cranberry Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Need an easy, last-minute, but thoughtful gift? Look no further, because these Cranberry-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar are fun, festive, thoughtful and are so simple to make.

Friendship Soup Mix Recipe

Are you hoping to make a few homemade Christmas gifts this year? Have you considered gift mixes in a jar? Most of the mixes I see people make for Christmas are for things like cookies and brownies. I’ve got a great one for you!  This is a friendship soup mix that the recipient can make at any time.

Cookie Mix Jars

Cookie Jars are a fabulous gift and one I give often for birthdays and Christmas. All you need to do is add melted butter and an egg to dried ingredients, roll into balls and bake.

Coffee Gift Jar

Fill a mason jar with everything someone needs for a delicious cup of coffee or tea. This is an easy gift to customize and everyone loves to receive it.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

This Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix In A Jar is a perfect gift for teachers, sitters, coaches, friends and co-workers. Anyone who you want to give a little something to but don’t want to spend a ton of money.

Chai Tea Mix Recipe

It's so easy to make your own flavorfully delicious Chai Tea Latte mix at home. All it takes is a few simple ingredients & a whirl in a food processor!

Food (Ready to Eat) Gifts in Jars

Cayenne Peanut Brittle Recipe

Cayenne Toffee-Style Peanut Brittle is a lively spin that’s perfect for an edible gift in a jar this holiday season!

Spice Plum Syrup

With a hint of vanilla, cinnamon, and ancho chile, this Spiced Plum Syrup whispers of Mexico, but brings a bit of delicious flavor to recipes from around the globe... Pour it over pancakes or waffles, shake it with your favorite distilled spirit, add it to a sauce for pork or chicken. It's versatile and easy to make!

Finishing Salts Recipe

You've certainly seen the gourmet finishing salts available in our markets and online? EXPENSIVE! DIY Finishing Salts make perfect edible gifts for the gourmet cook in your life! Citrus, Mushroom, and Dill DIY Finishing Salts are 3 of my favorites, and I've brought you DIY instructions and ideas for their use.

Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe

Homemade Lavender Syrup lends lovely floral flavor to coffees, teas, lemonades, and cocktails. It’s easy to make and perfect for holiday gifting!

Festive Crunchy Granola

Once you make this Holiday Spiced Crunchy Granola, you will NEVER want store-bought again! This Christmas granola in a jar makes the perfect food gift for the holidays.

BBQ Seasoning Mix

These fun labelled BBQ seasoning mix jars are perfect DIY gift for the Grill Master in your family.

Williams Sonoma Mulling Spices Recipe

These DIY homemade holiday mulling spices are a great gift idea for hostess gifts, teacher gifts, or just keeping on hand to spice up apple cider and wine during the winter season. 

Whiskey Infused Maple Syrup

This whiskey infused maple syrup gift in a jar assembles quickly with a FREE printable label so your DIY gift will look ultra professional. With just a few ingredients you'll be able to make a memorable gifts for everyone on your list (including hard to gift gentleman).

Coffee Syrup

Coffee syrup is a quick and easy gift in a jar. Delicious on ice cream, waffles, milkshakes or cakes, it is the perfect DIY gift for friends and family

Chocolate Cakes in Jars

These chocolate cakes in jars have a 6 month shelf life, so they make great gifts.  The recipient can enjoy it long after the holiday season is over.

Peppermint Bark

DIY Mason Jar Gifts are fun and thoughtful. This homemade peppermint bark in a mason jar is a perfect gift for Christmas for friends, coworkers, teachers and your classmates. 

Sweet and Salty Pretzels

These sweet and salty pretzels are all packaged up to give as a gift. These pretzels in a jar are perfect for co-workers, friends, neighbors, teachers, etc.

Snowman Mason Jar Craft

Put store bought or homemade chocolate covered pretzels or other goodies in this adorable snowman mason jar craft.

Non Food Gifts in Jars

Bath Salts

Give the gift of relaxation with these beautiful DIY Bath salts for gifts.  This has three different recipes for floral bath salts.

Unicorn Moisturizing Bath Powder

Unicorn moisturizing bath powder is like a bath bomb in a jar!  It's moisturizing for your skin and smells great, but it's much easier to make than a bath bomb.

Spa in a Jar

Give your friend or loved one the gift of pampering in a jar.  This Spa in a Jar can be customized with several different items for a future spa day.

Happy Jar

A jar full of happiness is an uplifting gift that is completely free. Learn how to make a DIY Happy Jar full of positivity to put a smile on someone’s face!

Lemon Lavender Bath Salts in a Jar

These lemon lavender bath salts are easy to make, and the mason jar ornament makes a cute presentation.

Everything In a Jar

These jars are fun to make, and you can completely customize it for the recipient.  Get ideas for Everything in a Jar with printable labels.


Mason jars work very well for these DIY candles.  Although these are fall recipes, they work well in the winter, too.  You can also change the scents and choose your favorites.

Christmas Potpourri in a Jar 

For a very unique gift, make one of these six Christmas potpourri in a jar recipes.  This is perfect for anyone who will be entertaining this year.  Includes printable labels so they are ready for gifting.

I hope this gives you some inspiration for mason jar gift ideas!  

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