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 Christmas coming up soon, 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

DIY Christmas Gift Fruit in Mason 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 glass 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 will enjoy.

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

Hazelnut Hot Cocoa

Homemade Jar of Hazelnut Hot Cocoa Ingredients

Chocolatey hot cocoa knocks the chill off even the coldest of winter days. Share the warmth this holiday season by packaging the rich ingredients in a canning jar so the recipient can whip one up whenever they need a warm and creamy pick-me-up.

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

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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 Jars With Candy and Gifts Cards

Double Mason Jar Gift Card Holder

Perfect for older kids or even adults, this cute double Mason jar is actually a candy/gift card holder with loads of style. Using 4 oz. and 8 oz. jars, simply glue the lids together for a double jar with two times the goodies. You can find the full instructions here.

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

Peppermints in Glass Jar

Sweet Peppermint Christmas Gift

When it comes to Christmas gifts, there’s no need to make things complicated, and a jar of sweet peppermints is a great way to spread a little cheer. They make especially cute host and hostess gifts!

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

Flower Bulb in Glass Mason Jar

Bulb Gift in Mason Jar

Do you have any plant lovers in your life? This adorable bulb gift set is a great way to show them just how well you know them. And the best part is, it takes less than 5 minutes to make! All you have to do is fill the bottom of your jar with pebbles and add your bulb on top. Courtesy of The Happier Homemaker

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 in Glass Jar

Pickled Cucumbers and Peppers

Pickle fresh veggies in homemade spiced pickling vinegar to preserve them for the Christmas season or to give away as gifts.

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.

Sugar Plum Fairy Jars

Sugar Plum Fairy on Glass Mason 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, and then sprinkle with a fine craft glitter in your favorite hue. Use hot glue to attach both parts of the 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!

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

Marmalade in mason jars

Citrus Marmalade Recipe

Tangy citrus marmalade is simple to make and, canned in jars, it is a thoughtful holiday gift. Pair your homemade marmalade with freshly baked croissants or scones for a treat they'll never forget.

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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