9 Christmas Gifts You Can Put in a Mason Jar
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
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
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
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
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.
Make This: Double Mason Jar Gift Card + Candy Holder
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
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.
Make This: Paperwhite Bulb Mason Jar Gift
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
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
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