20 Creative Gifts In A Jar For The Whole Family
Looking for the best DIY gifts in a jar?! Whether its for Christmas or a birthday, we’ve got you covered with the most creative gift ideas around!
There’s nothing quite like a DIY gift for a loved one.
You KNOW the amount of time, effort, and thought that goes into a DIY gift. It isn’t just a pair of socks you grab on your way out of Target!
It makes the receiver feel extra special! I know I absolutely love recieving handmade, thoughful gifts.
And giving something I put effort into just feels different. If it’s the ‘though that counts’ (which it definitely is!), these are the most thoughtful presents you can give!
Christmas Gifts In A Jar
Pick Me Up Jars
Source: Jamie Cooks It Up
Such a thoughtful and memorable gift idea.
Fill a jar with thoughtful, uplifting, or powerful quotes for a loved one. They will be delighted to read the words of encouragement throughout the year ahead.
Does your friends love comedy? Fill up their jar with funny jokes! Or maybe they love to journal? Write journal prompts so they never run out of thoughtful things to write about.
You can completely customize this thoughtful gift depending on who the receiver is.
Aromatherapy Shower Bombs
Source: The Idea Room
Aromatherapy. Relaxing. Hand-made. What’s not to love about this gift?
There’s nothing quite like a thoughtful, DIY gift for someone you care about.
Cookie Cutter Set In A Jar
Source: Yellow Bliss Road
Is there a baker in your family? Someone with a sweet tooth perhaps?
This DIY gift idea is PERFECT for anyone who loves cookies, decorating pastries, or simply wants to bake more!
Kristen (at Yellow Bliss Road) includes the free printable on her site as well, so you can decorate your jar just like the picture above.
Potpourri Gift Jars
Source: Unoriginal Mom
Ask anyone what their favorite part of Christmas is and one of the first things they typically say is the smell. Cinnamon sticks, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, rosemary, evergreen branches, cranberries, and so much more!
The smell of the holidays is such an incredible aroma that I would honestly do a backflip if someone gave me this potpourri gift
Mason Jar Cocktail Gifts
Source: Something Turquoise
My dad loves a good drink! Instead of giving him socks, he would much rather get this handy little gift in a jar for Christmas.
In his own words, ‘at least I’ll enjoy this one!’
(But don’t worry, I’ll still give him a pair of socks because #tradition)
Hostess Gift In A Jar
Source: Mod Podge Rocks Blog
If you can’t decide on just one thing to fill your mason jar with, why not fill it up with A BUNCH of goodies?!
This craft and colorful mason jar gift idea is perfect and completely customizable for that special someone in your life.
Slime In A Jar
Source: Mom Envy
If you have any kids in your family, you KNOW how popular slime is. I was honestly a tad obsessed when I was young as well.
I never made my own slime, but can just imagine how excited my nieces and nephews would be with this little science experiment as a gift. Anything hands-on is a perfect gift idea for the children in your family.
Friendship Soup In A Jar
Source: Confessions Of An Overworked Mom
The standard ‘foodie’ gift in a jar is normally brownies and cake mixes, but what if your friend is one of those rare, non-sweet-tooth having types?
Then you can prepare a more savory dish in a jar! This soup recipe is very hearty and delicious. Bonus: it’s quick and ready in 30 minutes.
Gingerbread Sugar Scrub
Source: Mommy Musings
And all natural scrub that leaves you smelling like a snack?! YES PLEASE!
Might just make these for myself.
DIY Hand Soap In A Mason Jar Dispenser
Source: The Happier Homemaker
Soaps and lotions are a common gift in my family. Is that a thing in yours?!
And they are always well received! My mom gets incredibly excited every time she smells a new scent, so why not give her some DIY soap and a beautiful mason jar dispenser she can use over and over again? Two birds with one stone!
Irish Coffee Gift in a Jar
Source: Wondermom Wannabe
Another drink in a jar gift idea! This one is an Irish coffee.
Irish coffees are popular year round but they really spike around the Holidays.
Give someone a little boost in their coffee with this thoughtful present idea.
M&M Cookie Mix In A Jar
Source: Mommy Made That
For the sweets-lover in your family! (So, me 🤚 )
These M&M cookies in a jar are sure to be a hit at any gathering. Plus, they’re so simple to make, you don’t need to be a pro-baker to whip these up in no time.
Pedicure In A Jar Gift Idea
Source: See Vanessa Craft
I read somewhere (probably a personal finance blog) that grown woman shouldn’t pay for manicures and pedicures. And although I don’t completely agree (I love a pamper day!), it really is very simple and fun to maintain your nails at home.
You don’t have to spend upwards of $50 biweekly to maintain those pretty toes. Just get yourself (or a friend) a pedicure in a jar!
Peppermint Soap and Bath Salts Gift in a Jar
Source: The Country Chic Cottage
A nice relaxing peppermint bath sounds absolutely lovely, doesn’t it?
This peppermint soap and bath salts gift jar is the perfect DIY gift if your loved one loves Bath and Body Works but you want to personalize it in some way.
S’mores Mason Jar Gifts
Source: A Night Owl Blog
Okay! There are few things more adorable than these mini s’mores in a jar!
This is one jar I’m making for myself for Christmas (and any special occasion honestly)
Scrapbooking In A Jar
Source: The Scrap Shoppe Blog
Scrapbookers unite! Scrapbooking is a lot of fun, right?!
I honestly didn’t get the hype when I was young. (Why not just get a photo album?!)
But a scrapbook is completely unique and unreplicable. It’s a great way to relive the memories as you decorate your own scrapbook with your own vision.
Beginner Sewing Kit In A Jar
Source: Smashed Peas And Carrots
Got any granny’s in your life that love sewing? KIDDING!
I know a lot of people who are into sewing and creating their own clothes even.
Sewing is also a great skill to have, so if you have any children in your family this is a great (and useful) little kit to give them.
DIY Soy Candles
Source: Oh Everything Handmade
Anyone who’s made candles knows they are a hard to make (or was it just me on the struggle bus 🚌?!)
So if anyone makes me a DIY candle, I will love them muuuuuch more than if they just purchased a Yankee candle.
(And if you think making candles is easy, please slide in my DM’s and tell me what I’m doing wrong!)
Spicy Mexican Hot Cocoa Mason Jar Gift
Source: Today’s Creative Life
I’bve never had spicy hot cocoa, but this jar sure makes me want to try it!
If you know someone with an adventurous palette, this just may be the perfect treat for them.
Sweet Treat Gift Jar
Source: Natural Beach Living
The ultimate sweet treat! Give this sugary gift jar to someone with a sweet-tooth who would absolutely love it.
You can fill it up with colorful taffy to make it really stand out.
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