Of course, homemade jams and jellies are a classic that never goes out of style, but I’ve seen a lot of “gifts in a jar” lately. So what’s it all about? Well, gifts in a jar are an easy and many times inexpensive way to gift creatively around the holidays. It is also a fun,crafty challenge to see what you can actually fit in a jar. (hee hee)
Here are the 16 coolest new and time tested ideas for gifting in a jar.
It’s Their Favorite Hobby…In A Jar!
There is something so very cute about getting all these little arts and crafts minis in a jar with a cute label…who wouldn’t love to get a few things to add to their craft stash in this sweetly labeled jar?
Pampering In a Jar
Can’t afford to send all your friends for a spa day? You can definitely still give them a little “me time” and maybe some cute spa minis.
Sauces, Sweet or Savory, In a Jar
Homemade sauces in a jar are fabulous. Whether they are the little surprise your recipient pours over ice cream, or the centerpiece of a big Italian-style family pasta night. Sauces are a great gift. They are also pretty inexpensive when you make a big batch.
Is this happening? Two of my very favorite things all in one sauce?
Breakfast In A Jar
A recipe for homemade pancakes in a jar? Easy enough to make before my coffee kicks in? Yes, thank you!
Cookies, Cakes. and Pies In A Jar
You know when you are just jones-ing for a good, warm, homemade chocolate chip cookie, but you feel too lazy to make them? That is the exact moment the recipient of your cookies in a jar gift will fall in love with you forever. Or at least just be really psyched and think of you fondly. 🙂
Hot Beverage Mixes In A Jar
Is there anything better in cold, wintery weather than hot chocolate? Yes. Realizing there is a container of homemade hot cocoa mix at the back of the cupboard when you thought you were out. Plus, getting things with pretty labels is fun. 🙂
(image from EdibleAllegheny.com)
People who have gone gluten free really get sick of getting sugary stuff as gifts everywhere they turn. While a red and green sprinkle doughnut might make you or me squeeeal with holiday glee, it makes our gluten-free friends feel unloved and misunderstood. You know? Show them you go the extra mile. Here is a recipe in a jar gift just for them.
Gift For A Sick-ee-poo In a Jar
Not for the holidays, but useful nonetheless. Drop it on their doorstep and run before you catch something, Silly!