20 Unique Christmas Gifts In a Jar

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20 Unique Christmas Gifts In a Jar

Gifts in a jar are definitely one of my favourite frugal holiday present ideas!

Looking for thoughtful, creative, quirky and inexpensive gifts?

Not to mention ‘gift-wrap-struggle’ free! Gifts In A Jar— 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 a jar 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* A cute present for your gifts in a jar ideas!

4) Terrarium

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.

5) Shortbread

Any shortbread recipe will be perf as gifts in a jar! Perfect for kids!

6) Cookie Mix

A great gift for the avid baker! Just attach a little note tag on instructions to bake it!

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7) Marshmallows

You can never go wrong with marshmallows.

8) Tea Time

Because a cup of tea makes everything better. And your mum will love to have these gifts in a jar!

9) Notes in A Jar

Christmas or Valentines — this jar gift is the best of all!

10) Pretzels

Some festive holiday Christmas pretzels!

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11) Funfetti Gifts in a Jar 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) Gifts in a Jar 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.

15) Jar Constellations

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…

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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 gifts in a jar would you make for Christmas?

I’ll do the terrarium one if I’m not too lazy!

Jody Allen
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Jody Allen is the founder of Stay at Home Mum. Jody is a five-time published author with Penguin Random House and is the current Suzuki Queensland Amb...Read Moreassador. Read Less

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