The 26 Best Ideas for Mason Jar Gifts

The 26 Best Ideas for Mason Jar Gifts

While I was doing my research for my 8 Favorite DIY Christmas Gift Ideas I noticed a recurring theme - Mason Jar gifts.

These gifts are so much fun, and the possibilities are pretty endless!

So many of these ideas would be perfect for all those extra gifts that seem to add up right before the holidays, or you didn't think to plan for. 

Like teacher, neighbors, secret Santas, postal workers, child-care providers, or even dog walkers!

You could also use them for stocking-stuffers, hostess gifts, extended family, or even presents that need shipped to far off places. 

26 of the best Mason Jar Gift Ideas on Peonies and Cream

While I don't know many women that wouldn't enjoy a good pedicure or manicure, I imagine this being a super fun gift for a Jr. High aged girl. I found this on Emma-Courtney's site, but there isn't a link for instructions or ideas. It looks pretty simple to put together though, nail file, cotton swabs, mini polish remover, a few fun colors, clippers, maybe even toe separators and you're all set! 

A year in a jar is such a cute idea that has so many possibilities, and I especially love The Gunny Sack's presentation! You could use this for 52 date ideas, positive quotes, mantras, things you love about someone, even corny dad jokes! Having a hard time coming up with 52? Make it monthly with only 12! 

What’s better than Christmas in a bottle? Nothing really! This pot-simmer recipe from Nest of Posies is great for making the house smell amazing around the holidays. Or your recipient could even save it and use it some other time during the year when they want that cozy warm feeling!  

One thing I feel I can never have enough of is high quality, delicious smelling candles. I was talking with a friend about it just the other day. Nothing tops relaxing, doing a favorite activity or hobby with a candle burning near by. And the more you have the less guilty you feel actually using them! So give someone that feeling with a handmade candle in a jar using Live Simply’s recipe.

Smashed Peas and Carrots has this sweet idea for a Beginner Sewing Kit. You could include needles, a threader, thread, maybe a mini charm pack, scissors or nips, a seam ripper, tape measure, and some clothes pins. Or if it's for someone who already makes or sews, maybe fill it with some specialty thread scissors, spools of Aurifil or their preferred thread, etc. 

I thought this idea from Studio DIY was one of the more ingenious and fun ideas I found. This is a perfect way to give a gift card, jewelry, or any other small gift. Simply place the gift in the middle of some confetti or even tinsel! So much more fun than a gift card envelope. 

Who can say no to hot chocolate, let alone PINK hot chocolate? Only a crazy person! And Homemade Ginger has a recipe for just that! Add a ribbon or some baker's twine and a tag and you're all set!

Homemade, fresh out of the oven cookies and desserts are one of the best things about the holidays. So eliminate all the tedious measuring, and let someone bake up a fresh batch for themselves or others with ease. These dry mix recipes are so handy to have on hand for when the mood strikes, or surprise company comes over! Start with Evermine's Brownie Mix in a Jar. 

If you're craving more desserts after those brownies, Culdesac Cool has 5 more Holiday baked goods recipes for you to try, and they even have free printable labels. 

The Gunny Sack had this super sweet idea for any tea lover. Simply fill it with all the things a tea drink could want or need! You'll have to head over to their page to see their beautiful final presentation. I promise it won't disappoint. 

Doesn't the name Friendship Soup just evoke warm, happy thoughts? Why not give that feeling away! This dry soup recipe from Oh My Creative will be the warmest way to show your friends just how much you love them. It's like a warm hug in a jar!

Here are some other great soup and food recipes from Recipe Gold Mine 

Creamy Wild Rice

Farmhouse Soup

Sun Dried Tomato Soup

Taco Bean Chili

Potato Soup

This BBQ Rub is sure to please any grill master! Head on over to The Country Chic Cottage for the recipe. 

Of course I had to save the best for last! My favorite gift to give in a jar, is alcohol! Haha For the last few Chirstmas' I've given out regular old Apple Pie Moonshine to our adult family and friends (and of course kept some for ourselves). It's always been a big hit! But I thought I'd go a little further for you all and find some new and exciting recipes! Tammilee Tips has this recipe for Cherry Pie Moonshine. 


Or you can try Spiced Cranberry Moonshine from Taylor Bradford

Peach Pie Moonshine from Addicted 2 DIY 

Caramel Apple Moonshine from Taylor Bradford 

Southern Butter Pecan from I Heart Recipes

Have you ever given a Gift in a Jar? If so, what was it?

Let me know in the comments below! Or, tag me in an Instagram post with @Peoniesandcream or #Peoniesandcream.


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