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The 12 Days of Mason Jar Gifts

December 10, 2020 3 min read

A few Mason jars filled with a variety of holiday treats.

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.

Mason Jar Gift No. 1: Indoor S’Mores Kit

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.

A mason jar filled with Hershey’s bars, marshmallows and graham crackers and decorated with a gift tag and festive twine.

Give the gift of s’mores this holiday season.

Mason Jar Gift No. 2: Candied Pecans

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.

Candied pecans in a Mason jar decorated with twine and a homemade gift tag.

Candied pecans are a gourmet gift that anyone would appreciate.

Mason Jar Gift No. 3: Lavender Lemon Sugar Scrub

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.

Two Mason jars are full of a body scrub made with lavender buds. One has a small wooden spoon and bottle of lavender essential oil attached to it with twine.

Lavender is known for its calming properties and lovely scent.


Mason Jar Gift No. 4: Chai Tea Kit

Chai tea is a nice alternative to your afternoon coffee break. This recipe is delicious, easy to make and sure to be appreciated.

Two mason jars are filled with the ingredients needed to make chai tea.

Chai tea is the perfect afternoon pick-me-up.


Mason Jar Gift No. 5: Brandied Cherries

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.

A mason jar filled with brandied cherries and festooned with a pretty red ribbon and homemade gift tag.

Brandied cherries turn an ordinary drink into a festive cocktail.

Mason Jar Gift No. 6: Homemade Nutella

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.

Two small Mason jars are stacked on top of each other and filled with homemade Nutella.

Homemade Nutella is decadent, delicious and easy to make.

Mason Jar Gift No. 7: Mulled Wine

Eggnog gets all the glory this time of the year, but we favor mulled wine for the warm glow it offers. 

Homemade Mason Jar Gifts: Mulled Wine Spices in a Jar

This gift idea from the Lil'Luna blog is simple and festive.


Mason Jar Gift No. 8: Bacon Bourbon Jam

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. 

Homemade Mason Jar Gifts: Bacon Bourbon Jam

This recipe, courtesy of Biscuits and Burlap, is the perfect addition to a crostini, or a grilled cheese sandwich.

Mason Jar Gift No. 9: Hot Cocoa Mix

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.

 Two Mason jars are filled with the ingredients to make hot cocoa, including marshmallows and peppermint.

Hot cocoa is the perfect wintertime indulgence — and makes a great gift.

Mason Jar Gift No. 10: Mason Jar Terrarium

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.

 Two Mason jars, each with one succulent inside and decorated with twine, a handmade gift tag and a JarJackets silicone sleeve.

A tiny terrarium makes a delightful holiday gift.

Mason Jar Gift No. 11: Spiked Apple Cider

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.

 Two Mason jars are filled with all of the ingredients needed to make spiked apple cider, including a travel-sized bottle of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey.

Make your holidays even merrier with spiked apple cider.  

Mason Jar Gift No. 12: Paperwhite Flower Bulbs

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.

Two Mason jars are filled with white rocks and flower bulbs.

Good things come to those who wait, including beautiful flowers.

Wrapping Your Mason Jar Gift

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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