December 10, 2020 3 min read
Ties, soaps, slippers and candles are all nice gifts. But the best gifts are those that can’t be found on Amazon or in Target. Here are a dozen of our favorite unique Mason Jar Gifts.
S’Mores aren’t just for summer. In fact, they’re a lot more delicious cooked over an open fire (in your fireplace or even your gas cooktop) than chestnuts. Delight the little ones in your life with this ready-to-go s’mores kit.
Give the gift of s’mores this holiday season.
Candied pecans transform an ordinary salad into a delight. But they’re just as good eaten straight out of the jar. Make two batches — one to gift and one to keep for yourself.
This body scrub smells like heaven and makes your skin heavenly soft. It’s quick and easy to make — and looks absolutely lovely in a Mason jar decorated with a bit of twine and a handmade gift tag.
Lavender is known for its calming properties and lovely scent.
Chai tea is a nice alternative to your afternoon coffee break. This recipe is delicious, easy to make and sure to be appreciated.
Chai tea is the perfect afternoon pick-me-up.
Brandied cherries are just as good in a cocktail as they are on top of vanilla ice cream. If you like store-bought Maraschino cherries, you’ll absolutely adore these.
Brandied cherries turn an ordinary drink into a festive cocktail.
We love Nutella. But we love homemade Nutella even more. Whip up a big batch, big enough to keep some for yourself and give some away as a thoughtful and delicious holiday gift.
Homemade Nutella is decadent, delicious and easy to make.
Eggnog gets all the glory this time of the year, but we favor mulled wine for the warm glow it offers.
This gift idea from the Lil'Luna blog is simple and festive.
Did three words ever sound so delightful together? Show me a person who does not like bacon, and I’ll show you a person who organizes their sock drawer for fun.
This recipe, courtesy of Biscuits and Burlap, is the perfect addition to a crostini, or a grilled cheese sandwich.
Perhaps the prettiest of all our Mason jar gifts, this hot cocoa kit is begging to be made and taken on a wintry walk around the block to look at Christmas lights.
Hot cocoa is the perfect wintertime indulgence — and makes a great gift.
A tiny terrarium — made out of a Mason jar, of course — creates a lovey home for a small succulent plant. It takes just a few moments to make and is an ideal gift for the plant lover in your life.
A tiny terrarium makes a delightful holiday gift.
A bar in a jar always makes for a fun gift, but this version is extra special as it features two kinds of whiskey and a festive cinnamon stick. Make a few for yourself, too, because it’s also perfect for a wintry night around your firepit with neighbors.
Make your holidays even merrier with spiked apple cider.
Nothing says spring like a bulb in a jar, just waiting to bloom and bring good cheer and beauty to its surroundings. Plus, these only take about two minutes to make.
Good things come to those who wait, including beautiful flowers.
Make your homemade gift even better by using JarJackets to “wrap” your Mason jar. Sure, they look cute, but they also protect the glass from bumps and slips. And once the contents of the Mason jar have been enjoyed, the jar and JarJackets make the perfect combo for taking coffee, a smoothie or even your lunch on the road. Even better, JarJackets are dishwasher and microwave safe — and 100 percent non-toxic and made from earth-friendly materials.
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February 25, 2021 3 min read
There are plenty of reasons to attempt to cut back on waste when grocery shopping, including reducing plastic pollution, shrinking your carbon footprint and simplifying your life.
But it’s not something that just magically happens.
To reduce waste, you have to have a well-planned strategy — and it starts with taking a long, hard look at what you actually need.