As the song goes, the holidays are the hap-hap-happiest season of them all! But, they can also be quite stressful, particularly if you are fortunate to have lots of friends and family who will need gifts. In fact, gift lists don’t end there! From teachers and mailmen to hairstylists and neighbors, the season of giving can be quite taxing for your budget.
Luckily, there are ways to spread the joy with inexpensive yet thoughtful gifts. For example, mason jar gifts! So portable, so adorable, and so easy to customize for every special person on your list.
Here are a few of our favorite mason jar gift ideas.
1. Banana Nut Oatmeal Bread Mix
Check out this neat example from The Yummy Life. Banana nut oatmeal bread mix in a jar! It’s the perfect gift for someone who you don’t know that well. It’s a delicious gesture, literally and figuratively!
2. Bar In A Jar
Don’t think that your mason jar gifts have to be all sugar and no spice! This sassy “Bar In A Jar” definitely won’t be re-gifted! Let’s face it, the holidays can sometimes require a libation or two!
3. DIY Body Scrub
Tired of treats? How about a treat for your skin? Create your own DIY body scrub and place it in a mason jar with a ribbon around the top. All you need is sugar, oil (such as coconut or olive oil) and a few drops of essential oil or extract for scent. For the holidays, a vanilla extract or a little grated nutmeg can add a sweet scent, or use a few drops of peppermint oil with some red food coloring for a pretty holiday theme.
4. Mason Jar Candle
A mason jar candle is so pretty and so simple to DIY. Coat the bottom of a mason jar in glue, then roll it in some coarse salt. Wrap a wire around the top once the salt has dried. This will help turn it into a lantern. You can also try holiday colors. Put a few drops of blue food coloring in the salt to create a perfect Hanukkah-themed candle. This awesome tutorial from Love Grows Wild proves that you don’t need much money to make a meaningful gift.
5. Mason Jar Hot Chocolate
If you aren’t in the mood to craft (or you don’t have time), don’t worry: You can still give a mason jar to anyone on your gift list. This adorable Mason Jar Christmas Hot Chocolate from Dylan’s Candy Bar will please anyone with a sweet tooth, especially anyone who loves NYC style and trends. Or, steal the idea and DIY it with mini mason jars!
6. Succulents In A Mason Jar
Giving a plant as a gift is always a lovely idea, but poinsettias are a dime a dozen! Why not give a DIY mason jar with succulents inside? Check out this tutorial from Storyboard Wedding.
7. Spa Day In A Jar
Why not gift a mason jar that will encourage your loved ones to practice a little self-care? It is so crucial to take time to unwind, but so few of us prioritize our own needs. Give this sweet gift to a busy mom in your life. Tutorial here.
8. Snowmen Soap In A Jar
Here’s another great option if you would rather buy than DIY: Twinkling snowmen soap in a mason jar! It’s a simple gift that’s sure to be used, because hey, we all need soap. Check it out on Etsy from BrowniesandGinger.
9. Hannukah Snow Globes
Here is a wonderful Hanukkah mason jar idea from Oh Happy Daze. So adorable. If you have kids, they would love to help out with this one!
10. S’Mores Mason Jar
How about a sweet treat that is sure to please adults and kids alike? Check out this s‘mores mason jar tutorial from A Night Owl.