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!