Monday, November 13, 2023

45+ Mason Jar Christmas Gifts (EASY Creative Ideas)

Mason jar Christmas gifts are the perfect way to combine simplicity and thoughtfulness. There are so many ways you can gift a variety of different items from food and treats to beauty care items in a mason jar.


Today I'm sharing the best mason jar gift ideas that you can give to all of the people in your life. From friends, to bus drivers, to teachers, to delivery people to bosses to neighbors, we've got a little something for everyone.

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DIY Mason jar gift ideas work great for food gifts. Simply put ingredients to mix up in a jar or prepare a special treat and place it in the mason jar for adorable gifting.

Drink Ideas

Check out these Christmas drink recipes that you can gift simply in the jar.

snow globe mason jars
Snow Globe Mason Jars by Kara Creates

Fill a jar with hot chocolate mix, or other yummy drink mixes. Then add an adorable snow globe top that makes this gift extra special.

Hot Cocoa Treat in a Jar
Hot Cocoa Treat in a Jar by The Reid Homestead

This cute hot cocoa mix in a jar, makes the perfect gift! Make up several and have them on standby for all those gifts you forgot you needed!

Hot Chocolate Snowman Gift
Hot Chocolate Snowman Gift by Sparkles to Sprinkles

Make these adorable snowmen marshmallows to really set apart your hot cocoa mixes in a jar. Learn how and get the recipe from Sparkles to Sprinkles.

Hot Chocolate Mug Jar
Hot Chocolate Mug Jar by The Littlest Crumb

This easy mason jar hot chocolate recipe makes the best DIY hot cocoa Christmas gift. Completely customizable homemade hot chocolate mix that can be made in small, single serve mason jars or in a large jar for a bunch of people.

Spiced Apple Cider Mix
Spiced Apple Cider Mix by A Country Girl's Life

This spiced apple cider mix is a perfect small gift for neighbors, teachers or coworkers. It pairs nicely with a liter of craft cider and the FREE printable label tie it all together!

Food and Treat Ideas

Pair one of the drink ideas with a food item, or gift them to the person who loves a treat.

Gingerbread Caramel Corn
Gingerbread Caramel Corn by The Forked Spoon

Savor this Homemade Caramel Corn Recipe, elevated with inviting gingerbread spices and a rich, buttery caramel drizzle. This sweet and crispy delight is perfect for holiday snacking, and presenting your own gingerbread caramel corn as a thoughtful, edible gift is sure to charm family and friends.

Apple Butter
Apple Butter by Feats for a Fraction

Apple Butter is a delicious, thoughtful homemade gift for the holidays. This Instant Pot Apple Butter cooks up so quickly and looks beautiful in mason jars.

Red Velvet Edible Cookie Dough
Red Velvet Edible Cookie Dough by Savor the Spoonful

Looking for an easy and delicious dessert gift? This red velvet cookie dough is safe to eat raw and indulge your sweet tooth! A fun and trendy gift idea.

Three Cute Christmas Treat Jars
Three Cute Christmas Treat Jars by Modern Mom Life

Mason jar Christmas gifts are not only adorable and easy to make, but they are very budget-friendly. Three ways to dress up jars for a cute friend or teacher gift.

Snowman Pretzel Jar
Snowman Pretzel Jar by Creative Ramblings

Another idea for a snowman jar. There are so many ways you can make this style your own. Change it up by adding different white treats in the jar. White chocolate covered pretzels are featured in this one.

Snowman Jar Gift
Snowman Jar Gift by Red Ted Art

A super simple snowman using decorated glass jars for holiday gifts. Quick and easy to make. Use a piece of white paper to hide a surprise gift inside.

Poinsettia Jar
Poinsettia Jar by Sustain My Craft Habit

With Christmas just around the corner, you might think there’s not enough time to give a handmade gift but that’s not the case! We’ve got you covered with these last minute DIY Christmas gifts.

Pancake Mix
Pancake Mix by The Benson Street

Gift a jar of pancake mix in a cute jar. Add a piece of patterned Christmas scrapbook paper over the lid for a pretty touch. This one even comes with a free printable Christmas story to gift with the pancake mix.

Hot Cocoa Pancakes
Hot Cocoa Pancakes by The Soccer Mom Blog

A fun Christmas gift idea for anyone on your list — these Mason Jar Hot Cocoa Pancakes are easy to make and delicious! Gift in a jar with a cute bit of evergreen bough.

Gingerbread Pancake Mix Recipe
Gingerbread Pancake Mix Recipe by The Rising Spoon

If you know someone who loves pancakes, give them a mason jar (or three) of homemade gingerbread pancake mix paired with some crystallized ginger. This is so easy to stir together with dry ingredients and make a thoughtful gift.

Peppermint Brownies Mix
Peppermint Brownies Mix by Confessions of an Overworked Mom

Give the gift of chocolate with a Christmas touch. Peppermint brownie mix comes together cute all layered in a jar. Print off the tag for an extra special touch.

Rosemary Orange Thyme Salt
Rosemary Orange Thyme Salt by The Rising Spoon

Need a simple Christmas food gift? Fix this citrus & herb-infused salt with simple ingredients like fresh rosemary, orange & thyme. It makes a great gift for the foodies in your life for seasoning & finishing foods or even mixing into Epsom salt for a bath soak.

Sriracha Salt
Sriracha Salt by Cooking Up Life

Spicy, salty, and the perfect seasoning to go with almost anything- this Sriracha salt is a total treat for your taste buds. Batch make it over the weekend and use for your recipes or jar it up and turn it into a wonderful Christmas gift!

Tomato Onion Chutney
Tomato Onion Chutney by The Vegan Larder

This tomato and onion chutney recipe is perfect for gifting at Christmas. Make a big batch and pop into pretty Mason or jam jars and tie up with a ribbon. Delicious and great to serve with Christmas cheeses.

Mason Jar Pies
Mason Jar Pies by Thrifty NW Mom

These Mason Jar pies are the perfect food gift to hand out. Or they make great desserts for a spread you are inviting company too. They can eat there, or take home to enjoy!

Surprise Gift Card Jar
Surprise Gift Card Jar by Organized 31

Hide a gift card in a mason jar filled with M&M's or Skittles, or any small candies. Using Christmas colors for the candy give this gift an extra special festive touch.
Candy Bouquet
Candy Bouquet by Thoughtful Gift Club

Looking for a cute mason jar Christmas gift that’s perfect for any recipient? This easy tutorial will show you how to make an easy candy bouquet that fits perfectly in a jar.

Friendship Soup in a Jar
Friendship Soup in a Jar by Confessions of an Overworked Mom

Looking for a warm and yummy gift? Whip up this friendship soup mix. The layers look so amazing in this jar.

Dark Chocolate Puppy Chow Pecans
Dark Chocolate Puppy Chow Pecans by Hungry Hobby

Dark Chocolate Puppy Chow Pecans is a delicious vegan, gluten and dairy free version of traditional puppy chow. Make sure you make a large batch because, it makes the perfect gift in little jars, or for you to chow down like we are doing!

Easy Candied Pecans
Easy Candied Pecans by Joyful Balance

These Easy Candied Pecans are great to package up in mason jars and give as tasty gifts at the holidays! A sweet treat that is suitable for vegan and non-vegan friends.

Homemade Nutella
Homemade Nutella by Gastronotheraphy

Homemade hazelnut spread is packed with nutty hazelnuts, rich chocolate, and is dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and palm oil-free. With just 4 simple ingredients, it's so easy to make. Spread it on toast, waffles, or fruit!

Cheesy Dog Treats in a Jar
Cheesy Dog Treats in a Jar by Miss Molly Says

Gift for a dog friend of your family/friends! Line a cute jar with Christmas tissue paper and then fill with these dog treats. Gift to your friends with furry pals.


Now let's take a look at some gifts that are not food. We have home decor, a spa in a jar, and more. 

Home Decor Mason Jars

Christmas Potpourri Gift
Christmas Potpourri Gift by Adventures of a DIY Mom

Make a statement with this wonderful smelling gift. Add all of these ingredients in a jar. Add the directions and then give the gift of the smell of Christmas.

Mason Jar Christmas Lantern
Mason Jar Christmas Lantern by Single Girl's DIY

A beautiful decoration for your home, or a festive night light for a kids room. These mason jar lanterns are a magical holiday gift that are easy to make.

Illuminated Snow Scene
Illuminated Snow Scene by Bitz n Giggles

Another Mason jar Christmas craft idea in a jar. Make a bunch of these to gift to neighbors.

Mason Jar Luminary
Mason Jar Luminary by Crafts by Amanda

If you want to gift the cutest mason jars, follow this tutorial for gorgeous glitter luminaries. Think of all the designs you could do with this idea.

Oil Lamp Candle
Oil Lamp Candle by Hearth and Vine

For a unique homemade christmas gifts make oil lamp candles. They look so pretty filled with Christmas themed items like cinnamon sticks and berries.

Homemade Lavender Rosemary Candle
Homemade Lavender Rosemary Candle by Kara Creates

DIY Christmas gifts can mean so much even when they are homemade. Mix the scents of lavender and rosemary to make a candle.

Mason Jar Votives
Mason Jar Votives by Mason Jar Crafts

Homemade gifts make great home decor for Christmas. Use vinyl to make a stencil and paint a jar. Then remove the stencil and add a tea light.

Plant in a Jar Gift
Plant in a Jar Gift by Barley and Birch

The holiday spirit is in bloom with these darling DIY potted bulb gifts! With a sprinkle of soil, a dash of moss, and a touch of love, you can craft gifts that promise a burst of crocus and paperwhite beauty come January.

Self Care and Beauty Mason Jar Ideas

Silky Legs Scrub
Silky Legs Scrub by Bitz n Giggles

Pamper your friends and family, with a silky legs scrub. Scrubs are great to gift in jars. This one makes for silky legs after shaving.

Orange Mulberry Sugar Scrub
Orange Mulberry Sugar Scrub by The Benson Street

This scrub is more Christmas scented with orange and mulberry. Then finish it off with a cute mason jar lid, using scrapbook paper or fabric under the lid.

Homemade Body Balm
Homemade Body Balm by Kara Creates

Another DIY gift for selfcare. Make your own homemade body butter. Gift it in mini mason jars tied with twine.
Peppermint Bath Salts
Peppermint Bath Salts by Honey and Lime

These peppermint bath salts in a jar make the perfect homemade gift to give this holiday season! Plus, they come with a cute printable tag.

Spa in a Jar
Spa in a Jar by The Gunny Sack

If a spa day isn't in your budget for a Christmas gift, then give this spa in a jar. Simply fill a jar with all the mini things you need for a spa day. Cute and thoughtful.

Pedicure in a Jar
Pedicure in a Jar by The Gunny Sack

Or maybe a pedicure is more your gift recipient's style. Another thoughtful way to gift a self care experience. 

Other Jar Gift Ideas

Santa Fluffy Slime
Santa Fluffy Slime by The Best Ideas for Kids

This Santa slime is the perfect gift for the person who loves slime! It makes a fun gift for teens especially! Add a belt and buttons to complete this cute mason jar.

Slime Gift Card Jar
Slime Gift Card Jar by Kara Creates

Or for another slime gift, add glitter and a gift card like this. Kids especially will love this gift idea.

5 Unique Gifts in a Jar
5 Unique Gifts in a Jar by The Gunny Sack

I love these ideas! Take a look at these different ideas from loves to bake, loves to draw, loves to craft and more.

Mason Jar Bank
Mason Jar Bank by Pillar Box Blue

Need more easy mason jar gift ideas? How about a personalized bank. You can decorate them in any way you want. 

My Favorite Things Jars
My Favorite Things Jars by The Benson Street

Another way to gift one of the best gifts is to personalize a jar full of your favorite things. This works great for friends. All you need to do is fill your jar with your favorite things and gift to friends. Share all your favorite things, don't keep them a secret!

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