9 Christmas Gifts You Can Put in a Mason Jar

Need a last-minute gift or the perfect way to present a gift card? These easy gifts in Mason jars should do the trick!

With only 17 days till Christmas (less than three weeks!), I've got DIY gifts on my mind. While I've finished shopping for almost everyone on my list, it's always smart to have a few gifts at the ready for last-minute parties or when that one person you weren't planning to swap presents with gives you an amazing (and unexpected) gift. That's why I've rounded up a few easy ideas you can wrap in something most people already have at home — the always-handy Mason jar.

Less Traditional Fruit Basket

Fruit Basket in a Jar

Fruit Basket in a Jar

Put a spin on the traditional holiday fruit basket by throwing all those delicious ingredients into a half-gallon Mason jar. Angie from The Country Chic Cottage recommends starting with apples and oranges. Add in mixed nuts, cranberries and other small fruits to fill in the gaps and add a pop of color. Add a tag and a festive ribbon, and you have a gift almost anyone can enjoy.

Hazelnut Hot Cocoa

Homemade Jar of Hazelnut Hot Cocoa Ingredients

Homemade Jar of Hazelnut Hot Cocoa Ingredients

Perfect for the cold days ahead, this simple hot cocoa mix features the delightful taste of hazelnut. It's so good, we wouldn't blame you if you kept a few.

Make This: Hazelnut Hot Cocoa

Glitter Snow Globes



Photo by: Buff Strickland Photography

Buff Strickland Photography

This gift is ideal for all the little ones in your life. And with only a few materials needed, you can make an entire zoo's worth of animal snow globes without breaking the bank. And don't get stuck on the animal theme. While adorable animals are universally loved, a little investigative work should help you find the perfect plastic figurine for all your favorite kiddos.

Make This: Glitter Snow Globes

Gift Card and Candy Holder

Double Mason Jar Gift Card Holder

Double Mason Jar Gift Card Holder

Perfect for older kids or even adults, this cute double Mason jar from Something Turquoise is actually a candy/gift card holder with loads of style. Using four- and eight-ounce jars, simply glue the lids together for a double jar with two times the goodies.

Peppermint Jar

Sweet Peppermint Christmas Gift

Sweet Peppermint Christmas Gift

Photo by: Uncommon Designs

And speaking of candy, there's no need to make things complicated. A jar of sweet peppermints is a great way to spread a little cheer. They make especially cute host and hostess gifts!

Bulb Gift Set

Bulb Gift in Mason Jar

Bulb Gift in Mason Jar

Do you have any plant lovers in your life? This adorable bulb gift set from The Happier Homemaker is a great way to show them just how well you know them. The best part? It takes less than five minutes to make! All you have to do is fill the bottom of your jar with pebbles and add your bulb on top.

Pickled Vegetables

Pickled Cucumbers and Peppers

Pickled Cucumbers and Peppers

Whether you're an avid gardener or know your way around the produce section of your local grocery store, it's easy to gift a delicious jar of pickled veggies. And while it may seem like summer fare, whoever is lucky enough to receive this gift isn't likely to complain.

Make This: Pickled Vegetables

Sugar Plum Fairy Jars

DIY Sugar Plum Fairy Jar

DIY Sugar Plum Fairy Jar

Step up your gifting game with this sweet jar topped with a silver ballerina and snowflake jewels by Hostess with the Mostess. To make this darling jar, spray paint a small plastic ballerina silver (a cake topper works perfectly!). Paint her dress with glue. Then sprinkle with a fine craft glitter in your favorite hue. Use hot glue to attach both parts of the Mason jar lid. Next, glue on your ballerina and add a bit of quilt batting for the snow. Embellish your jar with stickers and a tag for an even cuter look!

Tangy Citrus Marmalade

Citrus Marmalade Recipe

Citrus Marmalade Recipe

This recipe for sweet citrus marmalade makes the perfect gift for family, friends, co-workers and basically anyone in your life with a penchant for delicious food. I'm thinking that probably has everyone covered. It is so good, you'll want to revisit this recipe year after year.

Make This: Citrus Marmalade

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Stamp It On

  1. personal touch

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All In the Family

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Stenciled Paper

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Outdoorsy Gift Wrap

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Pretty as a Posey

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Glittered Photo Gift Tags

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Kids' Craft: Potato-Stamped Paper

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Fabric Trim Bow

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Think Beyond Red + Green

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Printable Santa Gift Tags

  1. custom tag

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Kids' Craft: Yarn Pom-Poms

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Go for the Glam

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Rustic Meets Luxe

Monogrammed Gift Topper

Lace Doily and Yarn Pom-Pom

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Create a Layered Effect

Try a Playful Palette

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Bring On the Glitz

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Cookies To Go

Mod Gift Wrap

Make the Wrap Part of the Gift

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Reindeer Gift Tag

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Wrap It In Fabric

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3-D Christmas Tree

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Repurpose an Old Sweater

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Game Tile Gift Tag

Paper Pine Branches

Paper Pinecones

Add the Finishing Touch With a Topper

  1. gift topper

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Modern Ornaments Gift Tag

  1. gift tags

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Paper Sequins

Chalkboard Gift Tag

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Eraser Snowflakes and Snowman

Felt Flowers

Roll It Up

Felt Snowflake

Make It Masculine

Map It

Christmas Light Garland

Raid Your Fabric Stash

Make the Container Part of the Gift

Organic Embellishments

Paint Chip Gift Tag

Repurpose Pretty Paper

Can It

Tissue Paper Pom-Pom Topper

Keep It Simple

Fabric Pom-Poms and Straws

Recycled Gift Wrap

Photo By: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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