Gifts in a jar are frugal, fun, and festive treats for almost any occasion. If you’re looking for a gift for the special woman in your life, we’re here to offer suggestions she’s sure to love.
These gifts can be prepared with mason jars, recycled jars from your kitchen, or jars from your favorite thrift shop.
Cookie Mix in a Jar
Help your gift recipient enjoy fresh baked cookies in no time at all with this cute cookie mix in a jar gift. Dry ingredients are layered for a pretty presentation and topped with a fabric and ribbon adorned lid. Bakerella has the instructions, as well as printable labels that include the baking directions.
Caramel Apple in a Jar
This DIY gift idea is a variation of the cookie mix, but includes everything you need to make a delicious caramel apple. Visit The Gunny Sack for details.
Cake in a Jar
If you’re handy in the kitchen and have multiple people you need to make gifts for, try making cupcakes in mason jars for a treat that’s sure to earn rave reviews. My Cakies has a recipe and assembly tutorial to help you get started.
Wine Lovers Gift in a Jar
Pay tribute to her love of all things wine-related with a gift in a jar that includes mini bottles of her favorite wine, wine charms, wine scented soap, and other special treats. Yesterday on Tuesday has the details. (If your gift recipient doesn’t drink wine, a similar gift could also be created centered around coffee or tea.)
Hugs and Warm Wishes Jar
For a personal gift that’s sure to bring smiles all year long, make a jar filled with slips of paper that contain inspirational sayings, words of encouragement, and special memories. Head over to Gifts You Can Make to learn more about this unique DIY project.
Mason Jar Terrarium
A mason jar terrarium is the perfect gift for someone who appreciates the beauty of potted plants, but is a bit forgetful when it comes to watering them. Learn how to assemble this gift at All Parenting.
Loves to Craft Gift in a Jar
For the creative woman in your life, fill a jar with washi tape, eyelets, stickers, ribbon, and other fun crafty goodies. The Gunny Sack has the details. (This idea could be adapted to fit a wide range of hobbies, from gardening to baking.)
When paired with a pretty decorated journal, a jar filled with writing prompts makes a thoughtful present for the aspiring writer in your life. Visit Make and Takes to learn more.
At the end of a long day, there’s nothing more relaxing than a warm bath filled with soothing essential oils and skin pampering herbs. Club Chica shows you how to make a jar filled with mini bath bombs to give as a pampering treat, with bonus printable gift tags.
Fill a jar with nail polish, manicure tools, lotion, lip tint, and other spa-inspired treats to encourage the recipient to indulge in some well-deserved “me” time. Classy Clutter has the details.
Even people who don’t sew for fun need to occasionally add a button to a shirt or mend a small hole in a pair of pants, so this mini sewing kit is a gift in a jar that’s sure to be appreciated. Head over to Smashed Peas and Carrots for the details, including how to make the adorable pincushion jar lid.
Everyone needs do laundry, so homemade laundry soap in a jar is a practical and frugal gift idea that all women in your life are guaranteed to love. Head over to Doodle Craft Blog for the recipe and a printable gift tag download.
Hand Soap in a Mason Jar Dispenser
This gift in a jar idea is unique because the jar is transformed into a decorative soap dispenser and filled with custom scented DIY hand soap. The Happier Homemaker has the details.