Since sharing my DIY Sugar Hand Scrub recipe here on The Birch Cottage blog last year, I’ve received numerous requests for more “gifts in a jar” ideas. I have a few projects planned, but I just have not had a chance to put those tutorials together for you – yet. But, I will! Fortunately, plenty of other bloggers have done just that and I’ve put together a list of 12 of the best DIY Christmas Gifts in a Jar ideas that I could find.
Christmas gifts in a jar – edible or not – are a great way to add a handmade touch to your Christmas gift giving. Over the past several years, my husband and I have scaled back on our gift buying or focused more on gift and memory making opportunities with our growing family.
DIY Christmas Gifts in a Jar
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
Who doesn’t love a hot cup of cocoa? One of the best things about this homemade hot chocolate mix from Liz from Love Grows Wild is that it doesn’t contain any preservatives or artificial ingredients.
Christmas in a Jar – Mulling Spices
During the holiday, my husband loves mulling spices. He’ll put a pot on the stove to simmer and add some of his favorite holiday ingredients. The aroma? Amazing! Nest of Posies shares this Christmas Memories in a Jar recipe. One whiff and your mind will effortless transport you to some of your favorite holiday memories.
Easy Homemade Peppermint Soy Candles
Nothing quite says Christmas to me like peppermint. I love all things peppermint! Peppermint was also one of my dad’s favorite things during the holidays. We used to always buy him those giant candy cane sticks and he so looked forward to receiving them! He would have loved this easy homemade Peppermint Soy Candles from The Frugal Girls!
Peppermint Sugar Scrub
Speaking of peppermint, how could I possibly not include a DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub in my list of homemade Christmas gifts in a jar? This scrub from Mom 4 Real is amazing! And it would make a fantastic hostess gift as well.
Coffee Lovers Gift
I have developed a love this year – coffee. I’ve never really been much of a coffee drinker but I finally jumped on the coffee-loving-wagon and, I just have to tell ya, I’m not sure how I ever started my mornings without my cup of coffee. This Coffee Lovers Gift in a jar from Town N Country Living is the perfect Christmas gift in a jar for your favorite coffee lover!
Traditional Pecan Pie in a Jar
This Traditional Pecan Pie in a Jar from Culinary Envy is one of those things that makes me question, “Why didn’t I think of that!” Talk about the ultimate Christmas gift in a jar!
Chai Latte Spice Mix
Did I mention I’ve found a new fondness for coffee? Boy, have I discovered a whole new world of flavors! This Chai Latte Spice Mix is one of Call Me Cupcake’s DIY Edible Gifts in a Jar idea and I think it’s amazing!
DIY Hand Soap
DIY Hand Soap from The Happier Homemaker makes a fantastic Christmas gift in a jar. You can use a Mason jar and purchase a pump or buy the complete set online here. Your recipient will surely thank you! You might even want to include the recipe along with the gift. What goes around, comes around!
Homemade Pancake Mix Jars
Since my children were big enough to help out in the kitchen, they started a tradition of making Christmas breakfast. No breakfast would be complete without homemade pancakes. Delight the pancake lovers on your shopping list with this easy to make Christmas gift in a jar from Good Life Eats!
Homemade Vanilla Extract
I also made homemade vanilla extract last year and gave it away as Christmas gifts to family and friends, along with a mini loaf of egg nog bread. Vanilla is used in so many dishes and it makes a beautiful, tasty and thoughtful gift.
Roasted Garlic Salt
Another super easy edible gift in a jar idea is this Roasted Garlic Salt from Pop Sugar. There are other flavored salts you can make besides this roasted garlic salt. Be sure to check out Pop Sugar’s site for more flavored salt or Christmas gifts in a jar ideas!
Double Chocolate Muffin Mix
There are a lot of muffin and cookie mix recipes that you can easily layer in a jar and they would make a great Christmas gift in a jar. This Double Chocolate Muffin Mix from Call Me Cupcake, takes the gift giving idea one step further and even includes the muffin cups! How clever!
I thought this was a pretty good round-up of Christmas gifts in a jar ideas. Whether you need a gift for someone who loves to bake, someone who loves to eat or anyone in-between, one of these Christmas gifts in a jar ideas is sure to please!
DIY Christmas Gifts in a Jar
I hope more than anything else that these Christmas gifts in a jar ideas will inspire you to give a little bit of yourself in the form of a homemade gift this holiday season. If you need more inspiration for DIY Christmas ideas, be sure to visit my DIY Christmas Ideas board on Pinterest.
Wishing you and yours the merriest of seasons and the happiest of holidays!
Til next time…