Looking for thoughtful, creative, quirky and inexpensive gifts?
Not to mention ‘gift-wrap-struggle’ free! Mason jars changed my life. And I mean it. Do you know how much time we spend wrapping gifts? With kids and errands and cooking — 4 out of 5 of those gifts wrapped don’t really look half as good as the ones we find on Pinterest.
Gifts in jars are perfect Christmas gifts, especially if you have unexpected guests and want to give them something special. They’re easy to make, gorgeous and thoughtful.
1) Make a Mason Jar Lantern
Jars are perfect containers for anything girly! All you need is some spray paint, some glitter and/or some bedazzling. Can be used to store pens, candles, nail polishes, whatever that can fit — it works and it’s super pretty! You can always add a bit of wire and a tealight candle to make an amazing mason jar lantern for your outdoor areas!
2) Candle Holder
Candle holders are perfect and a DIY one won’t hurt. Some bedazzling and some glitter and spray paint — voila!
3) Sweet Yummy Licorice!
Because you are the sweetest *eyes fluttering*
Terrariums are altogether unique and easy. You can ask your kids to do it with you! Perfect for your office mates or your boss! Large mason jars work best for a project like this.
Any shortbread recipe will do! Perfect for kids!
6) Cookie Mix
A great gift for the avid baker! Just attach a little note tag on instructions to bake it!
You can never go wrong with marshmallows.
8) Tea Time
Because a cup of tea makes everything better.
9) Notes in A Jar
Christmas or Valentines — this jar gift is the best of all!
Some festive holiday Christmas pretzels!
11) Funfetti Candle
Heat wax and the scent of your choice, some confetti and pour the mixture into an empty mason jar. Place a wick in the wax before it cools. So pretty, you’ll want to eat it!
12) Mummy Survival Kit
Break jar in case of emergency. PS: You will need 364 more.
13) Dog biscuits
For the dog lovers in your life!
14) Flowers (in a personalised flower vase)
I can’t decide which I love more — the flowers, the jar or the photo on it.
Give it to your nephew/niece. You’re gonna be the coolest aunt ever!
16) Snow Globes
Snow globes are a hit during Christmas, and it’s incredibly easy to make. All you need is a small toy or ornament or photo that will look great and fit in the jar, some water, glycerin, glitter (for snow) and strong adhesive to make sure it doesn’t come open. Here’s an awesome tutorial.
17) Chill Pills
We all need chill pills in our lives.
18) Tissue Holder
Allergy season is a myth, those buggers come to you any time of the year! That being said, we are always in need of a box of tissues within arm’s length. But those tissue holders are an eyesore. It’s time to put those mason jars to work!
19) Hot Chocolate Mix
To feel the warmth of love in this joyous season…
20) Truffles in a jar
It’s easy, inexpensive and will make your giftee feel very special! Actually, you can choose to make Tim Tam Balls, Milo Balls or munchkins for this gift idea! Just make sure you arrange the balls with spaces in between so they don’t stick to each other. Stay At Home Mum has a whole section of yummy, succulent, drool worthy balls. The options are endless!
Which gift in a jar would you make for Christmas?