60 Cute and Easy DIY Gifts in a Jar | Christmas Gift Ideas

by Monday, December 8, 2014
60 Cute and Easy DIY Gifts in a Jar | Christmas Gift Ideas

60 Cute and Easy DIY Gifts in a Jar | Christmas Gift Ideas



Christmas is just a few weeks away and we’re all pretty excited (and a bit stressed) on what gifts to give. The options are endless and it can be a bit pricey, too. Everyone loves something that’s made by hands. Sometimes the way a gift is packaged can make it just that much more fun and much appreciated. And with mason jars, you can make easy and unique gift ideas! And they’re stylish, too!

Here are 60 creative DIY gifts in a jar that are sure winners and are truly gratifying. These projects are not only budget-friendly, they are also guaranteed to please.

1.Peppermint Crunch Dark Chocolate Cookie Mix in a Jar

Peppermint and chocolate lovers will be delighted to have this as a gift! See the how-to here.

2. Alphabet Soup in a Jar

Try giving something healthy in the cutest possible way with this! See more about this healthy mason jar gift idea here.

3. Mommy Survival Kit Gift in a Jar

Mommies will be amazed with your thoughtfulness and creativity with this DIY gift in a jar idea! Learn more on how-to here.

4. Peppermint Sugar Scrub In A Jar

This is a perfect gift idea for someone who loves Bath & Body! Exfoliate and scrub with this DIY peppermint sugar scrub for a relaxing holiday! Trust me, they’ll adore this gift. Check out the peppermint scrub recipe here.

5. Mason Jar Playdoh Mr. Snowman

Kids will be delighted to receive this unique DIY gift in a jar. Learn how to make this fun and no-cook playdoh here.

6. 365 Hugs and Warm Wishes in a Jar

Lift someone’s feelings with this unique gift of 365 short messages of hope, friendship, love, and hugs. Read more here.

7. Homemade Hot Fudge in a Jar

This is a great gift idea for serious chocoholics out there! Thick, smooth, and irresistibly delicious. Get the recipe here.

8. Caramel Bourbon Vanilla Sauce in a Jar

A perfect sweet gift for someone sweet. See the recipe here.

9. Pamper Yourself Kit

Great way to remind our friends and families to take some time to treat themselves. Check out more about this mason jar gift idea here.

10. Homemade Salsa

This fresh and tasty salsa makes a delicious gift to all foodies out there. Makes a perfect grab with Nachos when watching your favorite movie, too. See the recipe here.

 11. Girls Weekend Gift in a Jar

Girls will love this special gift with snacks and treats. See the directions here.

12. (Everything) in a Jar Gift

This gift is a really fun gift idea that you can customize to pretty much any person or occasion called. Get the directions here.

13. DIY Hand Soap Gift

This sweet-smelling gift will surely make your girl friends and loved ones smile. See how to make one here.

14.  DIY Gift Card Snow Globe

Make gift cards extra special with a DIY snow globe. This is the cutest gift card ever and you can put them all together in only 10 minutes! See the how-to here.

15. Sand Art Brownie Mix

The classic brownie mix in this beautiful mason jar is an eye-catching gift to give this holiday. See the directions here.

16. Santa Gift in a Jar

This simple Santa gift in a jar that can be made in seconds. Grab a few craft supplies and add the gift of your choice. See the directions here.

17. Cookie Mix in a Jar

Pretty with some fabric and ribbon, this cookie in a jar mix is ohh-soo cute gift for cookie lovers. Get the recipe here.

18. Christmas Detox Bath in a Jar

Give your loved ones the gift of relaxation – all in the convenient packaging of a jar. Check out how to make one here.

19. S’mores in a Jar

Kids will be excited with this cute S’mores in a jar gift.  Get fun and use teddy bear graham crackers. Learn how to make this here.

20. Salty Caramel Sauce

This rich and creamy caramel sauce is great for dipping apples into during the crisp winter months which makes it a perfect gift sauce this Holiday season. Get the recipe here.

21. Cinnamon Honey Butter

This honey butter seasoned with cinnamon has a unique taste to love. Everyone is going to want to bring these babies home! Get the recipe here.

22. Beeswax Poinsettia Candles

These beeswax poinsettias look festive and make a fabulous gift. See here for directions.

23. Peppermint Icebox Zebra Cake in a Jar

A jar of cookies and cool whip layered and sit overnight making the cookies soft and cakey. This delicious gift will truly wow your friends with delight. See the recipe here.

24. DIY Snow Globe

Cute and fun gift in a jar for kids (Hi there, Olaf!). Check it out here.

25. Keep Warm Kit

Everything you need to keep you warm in the cold winter months are packed in this fun jar. The directions are found here.

26. DIY Home Fragrance

This DIY gift makes the house smell incredible like a Williams Sonama store. Plus it is simple and budget-friendly, too. Check out the directions here.

27. Just Marshmallows in a Jar

This is the easiest gift in a jar ever! So cute, simple, and yummy! In case you need the directions, check it here.

28. Lavender Bubbling Bath Salts

This aromatic bath salts make a fantastic gift idea this holiday! With calming lavender scent, your friends will love this awesome gift in a jar. Get the how-to here.

29. Dog Bone Biscuits in a Jar

Got friends with pets? Or you can simply give this cute gift in a jar to your wonderful pet this Christmas. See it here.

30.  Homemade Bath Bombs

These pretty simple and fun DIY bath bombs are such cute gift idea that your friends can use over a period of time. See here for the directions.

31. Manicure in a Jar

Mason jar filled with hand creams, nail polish, nail file, nail polish remover, nail cutters and other cute things to pamper your hands and nails. Check out the directions here.

32. Baileys with Hot Chocolate

Delicious hot choco mix with marshmallows. And yes, a bottle of Baileys, please! Check it out here.

33. Beginner Sewing Kit

For friends who have just began to love the world of crafting, they will fall in love with this gift idea. See how to put this together here.

34. Summer in a Jar

Prep up for summer with everything you need and put them in this sunny and cute jar. This holiday gift idea is best for people who loves the sun, beach, and sand! Check out the directions here.

35. DIY Vanilla Extract

This DIY Vanilla extract is a great gift idea for friends and neighbors who love to cook. See the how-to here.

36. Delish Cupcake in a Jar

Who doesn’t love cupcakes? And with this cute and eye-catching packaging, everybody will ask for their own jar of this, so it’s best to make a large batch of this scrumptious dessert in a jar. Get the recipe here.

37. Rosemary Mint Sugar Scrub

Another perfect pamper-yourself gift in a jar for those who love body and skin care stuff. Simple and inexpensive! Get the directions here.

38. Pizza in a Jar

Did you say PIZZA? Now that is unique. I have never heard of this until now and I bet your friends (especially who digs pizza) will give you a resounding Thanks! Find out the recipe here.

39. Homemade Laundry Soap

Great gift in a jar idea for neighbors and mommies! Save up and no need to pay high laundry soap prices again with this easy DIY project. Learn the how-to here.

40. Organic Mason Jar Terrarium

Don’t you just love the pop of colors in these mason jars? Check out this mason jar gift idea here.

41. Caramel + Apple Duo

Caramel Sauce in a jar + apple? Perfect duo and perfect gift for Christmas! See the instructions here.

42. Winter Survival Kit

Be winter-ready with this unique winter set you’ll need for the chilling months. See the directions here.

43. DIY Book Page Mason Jar Candle Holder

These cute DIY book page mason jar candle holders are simple and easy to make! See the instructions here.

44. Rainbow Bean Soup in a Jar

This DIY gift in a jar idea also makes a great display on your cupboard. See the instructions here.

45. Apron in a Jar

This dainty and simple gift is best for mommies who love to bake and do magic in the kitchen. See the directions here.

46. Potpourri in a Jar

For a sweet-smelling home, this Potpourri in a Jar is just perfect. They’ll absolutely love the scent! See the directions here.

47. Crafting Kit

This crafting kit in a jar will make your friend who’s into crafting and arts ecstatic. See more here.

48. Homemade Apple Butter

This apple butter fix will tease your taste buds. A unique and sweet gift idea for everyone who loves apple and fall season. Get the recipe here.

49. Mini Golf Date

Here’s a great gift in a jar idea for those who love golf: simple and fun! You can also give this to your kids. See the how-to here.

50. Cute Snowman in a Jar

This adorable snowman is made from baby food jars! How? Check out the steps here.

51. Peppermint Foot Soak

Here’s another pampering treat for your loved ones. Give them the gift of relaxation. See the instructions here.

52. Christmas Kisses

Who wouldn’t love Hershey’s kisses as a gift in this beautiful and Christmas-themed mason jar? Get the instructions here.

53.  Hot Cocoa Bar Kit

Here’s everything they need to make their own hot cocoa – all in one beautiful jar. See the how-to here.

 54. Gingerbread Playdoh

This beautiful brown color homemade dough that has a rich aroma, just like real gingerbread, makes a cute gift in a jar. Learn how to make here.

55. Christmas Treat Jar

Here’s a jar full of no-bake Christmas Chex Mix that’s bursting with Christmas colors and sweetness! Perfect this Holiday. See the directions here.

56. No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake in a Jar

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Serve up or give out as special gifts. Either way, no on can resist this yummy Easy No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake with layers of sweet pumpkin goodness, graham cracker crumbs, and creamy whipped cream. Get the recipe here.

57. Gingerbread Goodness

Here’s a cute Christmas gift idea using any kind of cookie or sweet treat!

58. Sweet Candies in a Jar

This is such a cute gift in a jar filled with your favorite sweet treats. See it here.

59. Mini Butterfinger Pies in a Jar

Butterfingers are heaven and everybody’s favorite candy bar! Here’s the recipe. Yum yum yum!

60. Gum-drop Treats

This gift in a jar is so adorable plus the vintage-look makes it more attractive, too! Check it out here.



Did you enjoy our list of Christmas gift ideas in a jar? Let us know in the comments section below what your thoughts are on these mason jar gift ideas. Do you have any other holiday craft ideas you’d like to share? Share it with us and we’ll give it a try. We love doing cool DIY projects by making craft projects, home decor projects, upcycling ideas, recipes, tutorials and anything you can do yourself. That’s why we created this site, we want people to be more in touch with their creative side and realize that there’s a lot of things that they can do themselves. We’d love to hear from you and create a community of DIY enthusiasts where any project is just a click away. Stay connected with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram!

Check out more holiday crafts and DIY projects from our previous posts below. Enjoy!

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1 year 10 months ago

LOVE these ideas! With our budget incredibly tight this year, I can still make & give gifts to everyone on our list. A lot of these ideas can be altered to make birthday gifts throughout the year as well.

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1 year 6 months ago

People can also easily make an inspirational quote jar using the FREE printable available on CJO Photo (365 different inspirational quotes, one for every day of the year). http://www.cjophoto.com/2014/11/inspirational-quote-jar-printable.html

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