If you’re tired of the mainstream wrapper-and-ribbon combo for your Christmas gifts, you might wanna try putting your gifts in a jar!
Aside from the all-time favorite 3C’s (cookies, candies, and candles), there is actually a wide variety of goodies that can be stored in mason jars. Is your curiosity piqued? Keep on reading and find your new favorite gift in a jar idea for the Christmas holiday!
I actually love shopping especially for my loved ones, but Christmas shopping is another thing. It’s been years of last minute shopping, endless lines at the counters, and impulse buying (at times). It was just last year that I’ve decided to make something personalized and unique for my Christmas gifts and destiny brought me to mason jars. At first, I was a bit hesitant to try my hand at them but after finishing one, I’m obsessed! You don’t need to be a pro for these gifts in a jar. With just a few supplies, your amazing hands, and your brilliant mind, you can create any of these amazing gifts in a jar!
DIY Gifts in a Jar You Can Make Last Minute!
Christmas is just a few weeks away and we’re all pretty excited and a bit stressed about what gifts to give. The options are endless and can be a bit pricey, too. Everyone loves something that’s made by hand. Sometimes the way a gift is packaged can make it just that much more fun and appreciated. And with mason jars, you can make easy, unique, and stylish gift ideas! If you don’t have mason jars, check some out here. Here are 60 creative DIY gifts in a jar that are sure winners and are truly gratifying for both gifter and recipient. These projects are not only budget-friendly, they are also guaranteed to please.
1. Snow Globes in a Jar
Complete your friend’s Winter Wonderland home decor with these DIY Snow Globes!
2. Milk Bath in a Jar
Make your loved ones feel your love by giving them something their skin would love as well. Try giving them a skin treat in the cutest possible way with this homemade milk bath for a relaxing holiday. Trust me, they’ll adore this gift!
3. Mason Jar Soap Dispenser
Mommies will be amazed by your thoughtfulness and creativity with this DIY gift in a jar idea! It’s such a cute addition to your kitchen or bathroom sink!
4. Snowman Playdoh in a Jar
Kids will be delighted to receive this unique playdoh in a jar. These are so cute, I can even see myself keeping a jar or two for myself!
5. Girls Weekend Gift in a Jar
Thinking of something sweet for your gal friends or sister? I’d personally recommend this DIY gift idea. It’s a jar full of thoughtful things to make them feel comfy during their red days. And who doesn’t love some matching pajamas to wear on the holidays?
6. Homemade Hot Fudge in a Jar
This hot fudge in a jar is a great gift idea for serious chocoholics out there! So thick, smooth, and irresistibly delicious. Plus, it’s homemade so you can recreate or modify the classic hot fudge sauce using your own recipe.
7. Golden Pampering Kit in a Jar
A great way to remind our friends and families to take some time to treat themselves. This pampering kit is just an overwhelming gift for Christmas — something gold and soothing in one!
8. Sewing Kit in a Jar
For friends who have just entered the world of sewing, they will fall in love with this gift idea. This is absolutely fun and adorable! And if we share the same idea of giving this to Grandma this Christmas, I just can imagine how her eyes would twinkle upon seeing these sewing essentials! Such a sweet darling!
9. DIY Table Topper Snow Globe
If you don’t want to keep ’em hanging, you can have them stand upside down. Make Christmas decor extra special with a DIY snow globe. I just love that nostalgic, vintage effect it gives at first glance that leads me to reminisce the past holidays of my life.
10. Cookie Cutter Set in a Jar
If baking is your cardio, this would surely be the best addition to your kitchen. This cookie cutter set looks awesome inside a jar and is an ohh-soo cute gift for cookie lovers and aspiring bakers out there. A little recipe set would also make this set more special! Need a mason jar with a latch? These are perfect to hold your cookie cutters.
11. DIY Bath Snowballs in a Jar
Give your loved ones the gift of relaxation – all in the convenient packaging of a jar. You can make these bath snowballs in any shade you like but light blue makes them look more cool and refreshing. Everyone is going to want to bring these babies home!
12. Organic Mason Jar Terrarium
Succulents are the trend in gardening world! They’re low maintenance and add a modern touch to your home. Plus, they’re very easy to make. You just have to arrange layers of pebbles and sand, put the plants atop, sprinkle some water, and voila! And as I was looking for the best gift for my mom, I knew for sure that this was the one. I’ve actually fallen in love with them!
13. DIY Gift Card Snow Globe
Level up your gift card presentation this holiday. How to do it? Just put it in a jar and add some festive touches inside. Sounds cool, right?
14. Gel Air Freshener in a Jar
This gel air freshener will make every house smell incredible, like a Williams Sonoma store. It is simple, budget-friendly, and looks absolutely pretty.
15. Drawing Kit in a Jar
Give this colorful gift idea to someone who loves art and doing creative stuff. Put a card or a simple note and tie it with twine around the jar to make it sweeter and more personalized. It’s a simple way to show your love on Christmas day.
16. DIY Spa Trio in a Jar
This spa trio includes a body cream, a sugar scrub, and a foot soak. Another perfect pamper-yourself gift in a jar for those who love body and skin care items. These are the cutest ways to exfoliate, soften, and relieve one’s skin during the holidays. These quilted mason jars will add texture to your spa in jar.
17. Dog Bone Biscuits in a Jar
Got friends with pets? Hand them a jar full of goodies for their furry buddies. Or you can simply give these biscuits to your favorite pet this Christmas. Don’t splurge on the store-bought, try these homemade dog treats instead!
18. Manicure Set in a Jar
A mason jar filled with hand creams, nail polish, a nail file, nail polish remover, nail cutters, and other cute essentials to pamper your hands and nails. This DIY manicure set makes the best girly present for teenagers.
19. Taco Soup in a Jar
This is such a delicious gift for the serious foodie in your life. Be generous and pack a big jar with their favorite food and goodies. You’re making them and their tummies very happy!
20. Citrus Bath Salt Gift in a Jar
If your mom (or sister perhaps) loves a good soak during bath time, add this citrus bath salt to her collection and she’ll surely love you and her bath time even more.
21. Summer in a Jar
Prep for summer with everything you need and put them in this sunny and cute jar. This holiday gift idea is best for people who love the sun, beach, and sand!
22. DIY Galaxy In A Jar
I can’t find reasons for you not to make this whimsical galaxy in a jar. Aside from it looking so gorgeous, it is also very easy, fun, and inexpensive. This gift idea is perfect for your friends who love stars and other celestial bodies.
23. Homemade Laundry Soap in a Jar
This cutie will be loved especially by neighbors, homemakers, and college teens who have just moved into their new apartments and planning to do their own laundry! Save up and no need to pay premium for laundry soap again with this easy DIY gift.
24. Winter Survival Kit in a Jar
25. DIY Book Page Mason Jar Candle Holder
You may think mason jar candle holders are common. You may be right! But with a little touch of creativity, you can transform a simple candle holder into a fabulous holiday gift to give to a special someone.
26. Wine Lover’s Gift in a Jar
Share the good times this holiday season with this big jar full of cute bottles of wine and other cool wine-themed gear. This gift in a jar will always be the perfect choice for your wine enthusiast friends.
27. Apron in a Jar
This dainty and simple gift idea is best for mommies and even grannies who love to bake and do their magic in the kitchen. You can also attach a simple recipe to make it more endearing.
28. Potpourri in a Jar
For a sweet-smelling home, this potpourri in a jar is an ideal gift for the holiday. Everyone will absolutely love its pure and natural scent!
29. Crafting Kit in a Jar
As you visit the nearest bookstore in town, don’t forget to grab some cute supplies like ink pad, clips, tape runner, chalk marker, stylish glitter tape, chalkboard gift tags, and letter stamps. Arrange them in a jar and realize you’ve just made the sweetest gift for all crafters on Christmas day.
30. Bird Lover’s Gift in a Jar
What could be the best holiday gift to a bird lover if not this DIY gift in a jar filled with bird seeds and a beautiful bird and nest topper attached to the lid? It’s a unique and aesthetically pleasing gift for everyone who loves birds and nature a lot!
31. Mint in a Jar
Here’s a simple gift in a jar idea to give to anyone on Christmas. You can give this mint in a jar to your teachers, friends, and colleagues. It’s the humblest way to let them know they’re loved and appreciated.
32. Peppermint Mocha Java Jar
As a self-proclaimed coffee lover, how can I resist a java jar like this? For your friends who can’t live without coffee, this DIY gift would be the sweetest treat ever!
33. Date in a Jar
This gift in a jar idea is probably the most clever gift to give to someone very close to your heart. Everything in this jar involves cute things about a date. Any concept will do as long as it’s sincere and sweet.
34. Cupcake Gift Jar
No one can resist a yummy cupcake treat inside a cute jar on Christmas day. This cupcake gift jar is the simplest yet prettiest way to delight everyone during the holidays.
35. Bulb Mason Jar Gift
Hand out this unique mason jar gift to those plant lovers in your life. It’s easy and quick to make. With this DIY project, you’re making people get closer to nature even more!
36. 52 Things A Year in a Jar
A heartfelt gift idea you can give to your wife, husband, or best friend. It’s a jar full of 52 sweet messages, memories, and wonderful things about them. On Christmas, show your loved ones how much they mean to you with this gift in a jar idea.
37. Popcorn Mix in a Jar
For all the movie lovers you know, here’s a jar loaded with cinnamon popcorn mix to make the perfect snack for a stay-at-home date night. This popcorn mix in a jar is inexpensive and very accommodating!
38. Miniature Golf in a Jar
Thinking of something sweet for a golf enthusiast? Why not try this miniature golf in a jar? It’s like a jar of good memories secured in a jar. And talking about personalized stuff, you can include your friend’s favorite chocolate inside or a mini notebook as a score tracker.
39. Homemade Salsa in a Jar
This tasty jar of salsa makes a delicious gift for all foodies out there. Not to mention, this is not too costly and easy to prepare. Just be ready with a bag of chips when everyone calls for a movie!
40. Hugs and Kisses in a Jar
No doubt, this is literally a jar of kisses this Christmas, dear! (and hugs follow after receiving them!) This all-time favorite treat can actually be done in minutes or less.
41. Gingerbread Playdoh in a Jar
This beautiful brown homemade dough that has a rich aroma, just like real gingerbread, makes a cute gift in a jar. Kids will surely adore this gift in a jar playdoh.
42. Salty Caramel Sauce in a Jar
This rich and creamy caramel sauce is great for dipping apples into during the crisp winter months, making it a perfect gift sauce this Holiday season.
43. Christmas Treat Jar
Here’s a jar full of no-bake Christmas Chex Mix bursting with Christmas colors and sweetness! Anyone who will receive this gift will be the happiest during the holidays.
44. Lavender Bubbling Bath Salts
These soothing bath salts make a fantastic gift idea this holiday! With a calming lavender scent, your friends will love this simple yet awesome gift in a jar.
45. Vegetarian Soup Mix in a Jar
See all those colors in the jar? Pleasing, right? Your health buff buddies will surely thank you for considering their diet in a festive mood like Christmas. Healthy treats for the win!
46. Peppermint Fudge Cupcake in a Jar
Scoop into this three-layer taste of heaven — cupcake, ganache, and frosting. Decorate and dress up the jars any way you want to and they’re set for giving! This delicious gift will truly wow your family and friends.
47. Just Marshmallows in a Jar
This is the easiest gift in a jar ever! Marshmallows inside a jar are the cutest! If someone gave me this as Christmas gift, I will be very happy.
48. Homemade Bath Bombs Gift in a Jar
These pretty simple and fun DIY bath bombs are such great gift to put in a jar that your friends can use over a period of time. Including a set of instructions to make these bath bombs would also be great because for sure they’ll love to have more of these babies.
49. Tea Time Mason Jar
Just like coffee, tea has a special spot in our hearts especially during winter. On Christmas, make a tea lover the luckiest to receive this jar packed with tea and other tea-drinking needs.
50. Herb Candles in a Jar
I love candles (a lot!) and if you have any friends like me, I know he or she will be ecstatic receiving a gift like this herb-scented candle in a jar.
51. Reindeer Noses Mason Gift in a Jar
These jars are just so beautiful that I really wanted to keep one for myself. I know this gift idea will absolutely bring holiday cheer to everyone because that’s what it did for me!
52. Homemade Apple Butter
This apple butter fix will tease your taste buds. A delightful and sweet gift idea for everyone who loves apple and fall season.
53. Aromatherapy Vapor Shower Disks in a Jar
Make these shower disks somebody’s bathtime buddy every time they shower. It will provide them the gift of relaxation with its pungent yet soothing aroma.
54. Herb Kit Gift In A Jar
I remember seeing a herb kit exactly like this one in my sister’s apartment. A friend had given it to her. That inspired me to include this herb kit in a jar on this list, I thought it would be a cute holiday present for anyone with a green thumb.
55. Mulled Wine Kit in a Jar
Winter season is also the perfect time for mulling. That’s why this lovely mulled wine kit would be perfect for your friends and relatives who make mulling a tradition every Christmas season.
56. Beauty (Pampering) Kit in a Jar
Everything a girl would want to receive comes together in one unique package. This gift idea is pretty simple. Just put everything like lipstick, mini lotion, sweets, and nail polish — all is set and good to go!
57. Homemade Cranberry Tealight Candles in a Jar
What a witty way to flaunt a tealight candle in your home! This gift in a jar is such a beauty. Everyone will definitely admire this, especially candle lovers.
58. Bailey’s With Hot Chocolate in a Jar
Here’s everything they need to make their own hot chocolate – all in one jar. For all your grown-up friends, nothing is welcoming more than this sweet beverage in a jar!
59. DIY Lover Gift in a Jar
This jar is chock-full of must-have supplies for a DIY lover like me. And for those aspiring crafters out there, this kit is the best Christmas gift to help them get in on the action.
60. Car in a Jar Snow Globe
This magical little jar will always be a part of Christmas season. And handing out this car in a jar to someone will be a great addition to their snow globe collection. So simple yet stylish with its cute and vintage look!
Here’s another fun, easy and elegant-looking gift idea from WhatsUpMoms that would definitely add life to your holiday:
I hope you enjoy this list of Christmas gift ideas in a jar. Remember, gifts need not be expensive. Like they always say, it’s the thought that counts. Also, customizing the gift you’re giving to someone makes it more heartfelt. That’s why these gift ideas are perfect during the holiday season. They’re all cute, creative, and easy to make! Bring a fairytale to your mason jar decorating with these fairy lights!
Want more DIY ideas for your home this Christmas? Check out these Easy DIY Christmas Decorations! Which DIY Christmas decor will you be adorning your home with? Let me know in the comments section!