Do you need some quick, easy, inexpensive, trendy and cute Christmas gifts? We’ve got you covered with these DIY Mason Jar gift ideas! Lots of creative choices- both food and non-food jars! Can’t go wrong!
Last Update: October 5, 2022
Gifts in a Jar – The Really Perfect Gift Idea
So let’s talk about mason jar Christmas gifts. There is everything to love about them. I’ll go first.
Whatever your gift recipient happens to love, you can probably shove it in a mason jar.
You know, the whole Fixer-Upper-Joanna-Gaines-Farmhouse thing. Now you’ve given your friend a stylish decorative vase to put flowers in as well as a trendy glass to sip lemonade out of – on top of all the goodies inside. Go, you.
You can buy all your items in bulk and create several gifts for just a few dollars each. Very easy on your budget!
And, I often save all kinds of jars – spaghetti sauce, salsa jars, coconut oil jars, pesto jars… really anything, and any size! Keep stocking up those jars and you can save a little money!
You do not have to be a DIY genius to put these together (thank the Good Lord). You can make them as simple or complex as you like, depending on your crafting acumen. These are perfect for last-minute gifts as well.
Have I convinced you yet?!? Take a look at what we’ve got going on here – lots of fun, creative and unique gifts- both food and non-food gift ideas to choose from.
And if you don’t see what you are looking for, I bet you can come up with a pretty crafty and creative idea yourself.
If you really want to take the easy way out (no judgment here!), at the end of the post, I’ve listed some links where you can just buy them.
Gift Idea in a Jar (Food Gift, Non-Food, & Other Themed Ideas)
You really can come up with just about anything to put in a jar for a gift. Basically, if someone has a hobby or has something he or she really loves, you can find some trinkets and mini-sized items to put in a jar.
You can peruse the aisles at Hobby Lobby or Michaels to get ideas. And here’s some more inspiration for other kinds of jars you can create:
Tweens and Teens
Also, if you feel like mason jars might be too limiting, you can also create DIY gift baskets using a lot of the same themes! Here are 40 homemade gift basket ideas you can check out!
Other Gift Ideas
If you want other DIY gift ideas, here are 75+ Creative DIY Gifts (To & From Adults), as well as 50 gifts that kids can make!
While I think mason jars make great gifts for anyone, if you’re looking neighbor gifts, check out 15 Classy But Cheap Neighbor Christmas Gifts +Free Printable Tags.
Maybe you need inspiration for other kinds of gifts, where the mason jars aren’t necessarily a good fit? Well, if you’re looking for a gift that will really ‘wow’ someone – you know, the extra special people in your life – here are 20 one-of-a-kind gifts that will definitely give the ‘wow’ factor. You can find something for everyone on your list here.
If you’ve got littles in your life, here are gift ideas for mobile, developing babies – from crawlers to toddlers, ages 9-24 months.
And if you’ve got little boys in particular in your life, here’s some gift inspiration for boys ages 2-4(I have twin 4-year-old boys, and these options have been favorites for going on 2 years now!)
I also love the idea of subscription boxes for kid gifts – here are some of the best I’ve seen.
And if you have that healthy, crunchy friend or family member and you have no idea what get them, these essential oil gifts will really be appreciated!
OK, that about wraps that up! On to the mason jar gifts!
40+ Mason Jar Gifts for Coworkers, Neighbors & Everyone
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#1-20 FOOD | DRINK-RELATED GIFTS
#21-41 NON-FOOD GIFTS
Three Bean Chili Mix Gift Jar
I love this idea for a mason jar gift! Chili is the perfect meal for a cozy dinner, and it's super-festive to give it like this!
Friendship Soup In A Jar Gift
Along the same lines as Chili in a Jar, this is such a sweet idea for someone who is an especially important person to you. A friendship soup says so much, and it’s a nice change from the traditional dessert mason jars!
S'mores Mason Jar Gifts
This is such a yummy and EASY trail mix idea! The gift tag really adds that extra touch for a festive gift!
Brownie Mix in a Jar
There are so many delicious ingredients for these brownies – really puts it over the top compared to your generic box mix!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar
You can’t go wrong with chocolate chip cookies. They are the perfect comfort food and everyone loves to get these! Free printable recipe included!
Double Chocolate Cookie Mix in a Jar Gift Idea
Chocolate and peppermint is the best combination for Christmas flavors – it makes an amazingly festive Christmas cookie mason jar gift! In this post is double chocolate and toffee as well as chocolate peppermint cookies.
Nativity Christmas Story Trail Mix
This is a great idea if you want your gift to spread a little bit of the true meaning of Christmas. This jar tells the Christmas Nativity story through the ingredients included and comes with a free printable!
Snack Food Treat Jar
All the best ingredients for a Christmas trail mix or snack trays for a party. Lots of nuts and banana chips included for a healthier option!
Caramel Apple In A Jar
How adorable is this?!? Super easy but so cute and clever!
TEA LOVER'S MASON JAR GIFT IDEA
This is a fun spin on a food (or drink) type mason jar! If you have a tea lover in your life, this gift will definitely be appreciated! Filled with tea, button buddies, tea infuser, tea bagger squeezer – all in this little jar!
Coffee Lovers Gift in a Mason Jar
Not to be outdone by the tea lover’s gift, here’s one for the coffee lover in your life! Some instant coffee packets, creamers, and flavors – this is one to be enjoyed for a few sittings! You can even include a coffee mug, too!
Cappuccino Mix in a Jar
This is perfect for those chilly winter nights! Just mix the ingredients together – 3 Tbs of the mix with 8 oz. of water and it’s a delicious drink! Yum!
Healthier Cappuccino Mix
And if you have some health-conscious cappuccino drinkers in your life, this is a dairy-free, sugar free version you can give as well!
Spiced Apple Cider
What a cozy gift for fall or winter! This yummy spiced apple cider will be truly welcomed for those cold days!
Cupcake in a Jar
A little different than just the cupcake mix – this one has the actual cupcake baked inside with frosting in all. Give with a spoon and you’re all set. Who doesn’t like to eat straight from the jar?
Energy Boost Gift in a Jar
If you know someone who is healthy and always on the go, this is the perfect mason jar gift! Filled with healthy granola bars, energy mix, and coffee pods, this will be a hit!
Season’s Greetings Gift: All-Purpose Seasoning Mix in a Jar
This is a fabulous idea if your people like to cook! Some homemade, custom seasonings are sure to please and be a useful and appreciated gift!
The Best Homemade Apple Butter - with canning instructions
Apple butter has a been a long-time favorite of mine - all the feels of a country store! You can make this in bulk - and this post also has canning instructions!
DIY Christmas Gift Idea: Cookie Cutter Set & Free Printable
If you like the idea of cookies but don't want to go with the 'cookie mix' idea, this is a fun spin on it, by gifting cookie cutters, with a gorgeous printable recipe attached!
Peppermint Sugar Scrub in a Jar
That peppermint is the perfect Christmas smell, body scrub is so easy to make. Great way to encourage someone to relax this season!
DIY Stovetop Potpourri Mason Jar Gift
To be honest, this is something I personally love and make during Christmas time. I. LOVE. IT. I’m always looking for clean, non-toxic ways to get my house to smell great. This one is FULL of that cozy Christmas smell. Add water and put right on the stove. Free printable tag with this one!
Cinnamon and Pine Fragrance Jar
This is a beautiful idea that can be poured in a pot on the stove for amazing fragrance around the house, or you can place a lit tea light in the middle for a beautiful centerpiece as well. It actually looks amazing sealed in the jar for home decor as well!
DIY Home Fragrance (like a Williams Sonoma Store)
This is another great idea for fragrance jars. Especially for those looking for clean alternatives to keep their homes smelling great, this will definitely be appreciated!
Magical Mason Jar Oil Lamp
While you're filling your jar with pretty things, why not make it an oil lamp? These are easy to make and there are so many beautiful option for fill!
Evergreen Pressed Herb Candles
Not only is this candle safe, made with beeswax and soy wax, but it looks amazing! Just as pretty to look at as it is to smell! Love this.
Classy DIY Mason Jar Luminaries (Farmhouse Gift Idea)
If you like the idea of a candle in jar but don't want to actually make a candle, try a mason jar luminary! You can fill it with a tea light, fairy lights or votives!
Herb Kit Gift in a Jar
This is a great idea for a gardener or a chef! The homegrown herbs will be sure to please either one! This is really adorable!
10 MINUTE MASON JAR HERB GARDEN
If you want to try another fun spin on gardening, how about gifting the herbs themselves! This is especially appreciated by those who might not have a green thumb! Herbs never go to waste!
Mason Jar Utensil Holders
This is a really fun way to gift some kitchen utensils! Lots of ways you can do this one!
DIY Hand Soap Gift
These mason jar hand soap dispensers are big sellers in the store. How much will someone love to get it with homemade handsoap inside, along with the jar? Love it! Especially great for your green friends!
Mason Jar Tissue Holder
Right along with the soap dispenser, how cute would this tissue holder be! Love this idea, especially for farmhouse lovers!
This is so unique to give as a gift! You create this beautiful jar where someone can write their prayer requests in, and then, at the end of the year, they can see how God has been faithful. Just love this. So much meaning to this one! (This one’s not in a mason jar, but it could be).
Vintage Mod Podge Mason Jar Vases
This is a beautiful way to give a mason jar! You can use sheet music, book pages, scrapbook paper, old maps, even fabric... a truly nostalgic and beautiful gift! Fill it with flowers or include a votive or tea light to make a luminary!
Chalk Paint Mason Jars
I love chalk painted mason jars! They are lovely to display flowers in - or you can fill it with goodies. Two gifts in one.
Pedi in a Jar Gift
This is a super-cute way to give the gift of self-care! A pedi is always a treat, and this jar includes all the fixins! Free printable included!
Detox Bath in a Jar
Another fun idea for your crunchy | healthy (or stressed-out) friend in your life! They will totally appreciate a detox soak in the tub! We all could probably use this, so keep some for yourself.
Spa In A Jar
You can take the pampering idea up a few notches and give a whole spa day in a jar! Surely will be much appreciated!
Mommy Survival Kit in a Jar
All the moms, raise your hands! Who needs a survival kit?!? Filled with hand sanitizer, ibuprofen, chapstick, energy drink mix… help them moms get through their days!
Homemade Laundry Detergent in a Gift Jar
Another great option for your crunchy friends. There are so many toxins in regular clothes detergent – this is a great option and will be so appreciated!
Pick Me Up Jars
This is such a fun way to provide encouragement for someone! Filled with inspirational quotes and verses, all they need to pick one out when they need a pick me up! Free printable for quotes and verses included in this one!
Crafters Gift Jar
Do you have a friend who loves to craft? A new stock of pretty supplies will ALWAYS be appreciated! (There are a few more ideas in this post as well!)
So many great ideas here! These mason jar gifts for Christmas are wonderful, inexpensive creative presents that would be perfect for so many individuals!
If you are short on time or creativity – here are some buyer’s suggestions if you would rather purchase than DIY!
Thoughts? I’d love to hear them! Leave a comment below.
More Christmas Inspiration
Want some inspiration for decorating? Try 30 Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas
How about some Christmas DIY projects? Look at 30 Rustic Farmhouse DIY Christmas Projects
Looking for some healthy Christmas yummies? Here’s 30 HEALTHY Christmas Cookie Recipes and 35 Healthy and Delicious Holiday Dessert Recipes
Mihaela Echols says
This year I am making snow globes out of mason jars! I’m keeping Christmas shopping cheap and personal.
Great idea, Hyla! I love it. I’m definitely all about the DIY gifts this year, too! 🙂
Chris Carter (@themomcafe) says
These are WONDERFUL ideas! So creative and these make beautiful gifts. Sharing this on my page ! 🙂
Thanks so much for sharing, Chris! I was super-inspired putting this together. I definitely want to try several of these this year! 🙂 Thank you for coming by! 🙂
Great ideas! I am doing this for co-workers Christmas presents.
Oh yay, Angela! I’m so glad you found something useful here! Thank you for coming by and commenting! 🙂