15 Gifts in a Jar Ideas that They’ll Love

Posted on Nov 4 2016 - 6:59pm by Susan Bewley

Can you believe that Christmas is right around the corner? If you are anything like us, you have likely already started Christmas shopping or trying to plan what you are going to make for others this year. Sometimes  the coolest gifts I have received have actually been handmade ones, especially fun ones that I can cook at home. Gifts in a jar have always been a big hit with teachers, coworkers, and of course, to guests as Christmas parties. With them being so popular, I have considered giving out gifts in a jar to some of our friends and family this year. The problem is finding ones that are quick, easy, and won’t break the bank.

Knowing that many of you love giving unique gifts like us, we were excited to share with you 15 of the Best Gift in a Jar Ideas that we are certain anyone on your holiday list will love. To see each of the projects, just click on the picture below and it will take it you to a list of instructions on how to make these fun gifts yourself. So, which is your favorite project?

Looking for gift ideas for friends & family on your holiday list? Check out these 15 Gift in a Jar projects everyone is sure to love!


Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

29 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Stacey A Smith November 4, 2016 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the great idea. I just may use one for my Sister in Law.

  2. Dotty J Boucher November 4, 2016 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    I love all these ideas and whats nice is the children can make one for their teachers.

  3. Sarah L November 5, 2016 at 12:50 am - Reply

    I like the Cranberry Orange Stove Top Potpourri – Honey Lime . That’s different and I like good smells.

  4. Jerry Marquardt November 5, 2016 at 12:56 am - Reply

    These are really nice crafts. I appreciate the information, as it is hard to come up with new ideas. This looks like fun and looks great as well.

  5. Crafty Nunn November 5, 2016 at 7:07 am - Reply

    I love these ideas. The kids can help put these together. Thank you for the ideas.

  6. Brandi Cramer November 5, 2016 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    What a great thing for kids to make for family members!

  7. Mia November 5, 2016 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    These are so clever that I feel I could look through and find an idea for everyone on my gift list. I am amazed that there is even a wine lovers gift in a jar. Something for everyone.

  8. Accontests6 November 6, 2016 at 8:36 am - Reply

    I wouldn’t mind getting them for the holidays. I will have to look at these.

  9. Kara Marks November 6, 2016 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    I love these suggestions for gifts. I’m on a budget and these types of personalized gifts are so great!

  10. Crafty Nunn November 7, 2016 at 8:14 am - Reply

    I love these ideas. I am going to make some of these with the girls. thank you for the ideas.

  11. C Nunn November 7, 2016 at 8:58 am - Reply

    I want to make some of these with the girls. They would love to do it. Thank you for the suggestions.

  12. Brandi Dawn November 7, 2016 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    These are all adorable. I really love repurposing mason jars!

  13. Dee Cee November 8, 2016 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Love these ideas! When you work in an office, these are the perfect gift ~ especially when you can personalize them for the different personalities of each person! Love that you can make them for men & women…my favorite though is the Mani-Pedi Jar!

  14. Cathy Jarolin November 8, 2016 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    Thank You so much for sharing all of these Wonderful Ideas for Gifts in a Jar. I just love this Idea. I have received 2 Gifts in a jar myself for previous gifts and I just Loved them! One was Chocolate chip Cookies and the other was for hot chocolate. I was thinking about making a trail mix jar and the popcorn Holiday Gifts jar caught My Eye! This will be so much fun for me to make!

  15. Saundra McKenzie November 11, 2016 at 4:09 am - Reply

    This is a good idea. I don’t have much money to spend on Christmas this year and these jar gifts would be perfect!

  16. Melanie Borhi November 11, 2016 at 8:37 am - Reply

    These are great gift ideas that are budget friendly Perfect love it.

  17. Susan Smith November 11, 2016 at 11:35 am - Reply

    These are great ideas for gifts. I have received some jars of cookies mixes thoughout the years.

  18. Cherie olszewski November 11, 2016 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    I love these ideas! Great for christmas presents!

  19. Lindsay Giedosh November 12, 2016 at 4:03 am - Reply

    Oh I love these! I’ll definitely be making some of these this year, thank you!

  20. Stephanie H. November 12, 2016 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    Thank you for all the cute recipe ideas. Some of these look like fun Christmas gifts, too.

  21. April Monty November 12, 2016 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    Great gifts and ideas here s fee I’d like to do

  22. deanna November 13, 2016 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    These are so fun and creative for people who are hard to buy for at Christmas time.

  23. gale mccarron November 13, 2016 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    I adore making these for the holidays, and I’m always in search for new ones. Thank you!

  24. Amy Green November 13, 2016 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    These are such cool ideas! I plan on putting some of them together as ideas for extra treats at Christmas. The rest I will stash for birthdays and surprise presents.

  25. lisa November 18, 2016 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    Those are cute ideas. Gifts that aren’t expensive, but have a personal touch. And a way to get rid of some mason jars. I swear they breed.

  26. Saundra Bowers November 19, 2016 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    What wonderful ideas! I am going to make my list and use a few of these ideas for extra gifts for people who visit but that we typically don`t exchange items with.

  27. Amber Ludwig November 27, 2016 at 9:26 am - Reply

    I love these ideas!! And just so happened to have tons of jars lying around lol!! One year I had a party favor go wrong 😉 Whoops!! BUt would work excellent for these!!

  28. Emma Clark January 18, 2017 at 10:25 am - Reply

    Wish I saw these before 2016 holidays!

  29. Michelle S February 22, 2017 at 9:31 am - Reply

    I really like the mani/pedi jar idea! That would be great for a gift for a friend.

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