21 DIY Christmas Gifts in a Jar – Mason Jar Christmas Gifts For Everyone On Your List

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So it’s that time of year again where red and green are threatening to take over the other colors of the rainbow. Christmas of course! Tired of racking your brains to come up with something meaningful, yet small and compact gift every year? We’ve got you covered!

Mason jars are the perfect way to put a fun and festive spin on Christmas, by containing a small and tasty treat, a special memory, or a small yet meaningful gift.  And of course, the fact that you’re giving people gifts in jars goes with the theme that everyone loves. KEEPING IT CUTE AND SIMPLE.

Read on to find all the cool mason jar gifts you can surprise your friends and family with this Christmas!


1. S’ mores Jar

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You can’t go wrong with s’ mores. It’s literally impossible! Who can resist these simple, sweet and nostalgic treats? Fill the mason jar with an assortment of graham crackers, chocolate pieces, and marsh mellows. Stack the graham crackers first, then the chocolate, followed by the marsh mellows to make it aesthetically pleasing! Add a personalized sticker on the jar, along with a festive gold bow to really bring a bit of color to the jar.

2. 365 Messages of Love

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When I first saw this, I didn’t know there were 365 reasons you could love someone. I know for sure that love is infinite, everlasting, etc, but I didn’t think the number of reasons could go past 100! This is a wonderful Christmas gift for your significant other if you don’t want to go the boring generic way with a casual gift, or tasty treat.

This jar really shows you care. 365 freaking times!! Each color represents a different category of messages! No, I’m not kidding, there are apparently categories of how much one person can love another.

3. Gingerbread House Kit

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Do you have like 40 people to gift “meaningful and creative” gifts this Christmas? The problem? The cost, time and energy needed for each gift starts to add up, leading to an insane amount of confusion and anxiety. Where’s the holiday spirit in that?

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This mason jar filled with the makings of a gingerbread house will solve all your worries. Each kit requires candies, 6 graham cracker squares, and a ribbon but costs just $5-$8 to make. To top it off, stick a tag with a personalized message on each jar.

4. Homemade Laundry Detergent

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While you may have easily found or DIY’d gifts to your friends and family…..did you forget your girlfriends’ or little clique of moms’ who meet for brunch every Sunday? If you did, this is the perfect “momly” gift to give them. It’s obviously much better to use compared to store-bought detergent since literally no one knows all the ingredients that go into it. Plus, it’s also cheaper than the store-bought ones!

5. Mini Tree Stand

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While it’s always amazingly nostalgic to put up a festive tree in the living room, don’t forget about the little guy! I mean, tree. Decorate your kitchen and hallways with these little trees, and of course gift them to others! The mason jar and the small tree I mean, not just the jar. They will work perfectly as gifts at the Christmas party you’ve been dreading going to since you can’t seem to find the “perfect present.”

6. Mason Jar Ornament

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Remember that time you bought your wife a beautiful snow globe, and it ended up crashing to the floor 5 minutes later? Because of your kids running around the house? Not anymore. This mason jar ornament is perfectly compact, simple to make and definitely won’t break. Unless you take a hammer to it.  All you need are lid of a mason jar, mini items to glue inside, hot glue, and twine to hang the ornament. It’ll be done before you can say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Yes, it’s a real word.

7. Cocktail Kits

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Whether you’re snuggling on the couch or having a huge Christmas party this season, you’re definitely going to want to have some alcohol in some way, shape or form. It’s simple, sweet, and will definitely hit all the right notes. While a simple apple cider is great, a spiked apple cider is E.T. level better. All you’ll need are cinnamon whiskey, honey whiskey, an apple cider packet, and a cinnamon stick.

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8. Holiday Vases

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This gold glittered jar looks deceptively complicated but is actually quite easy to make. Spray paint the jar gold in color, and wait for it to dry. Then roll around the bottom half of the jar in Modge-Podge and then roll it in gold glitter. Gift these sparkly jars to a friend or family member or them to place their mini trees in, or to use as a table centerpiece for flowers!

9. Peppermint Bark Cookie Mix

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It definitely wouldn’t be Christmas without some form of peppermint! Gift your loved ones this amazingly simple,  batch of ingredients to make a delicious batch of peppermint bark cookies! Perfect for leftovers, parties, or curling up on the couch and watching Home Alone. I know that’s how I happily spend literally every Christmas!

10. Mason Jar Christmas Tree

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Now, this is definitely what I call a true DIY Christmas tree. This encapsulates the genius hacks of DIYness, where a mason jar tree breaks the traditional ornament lit green tree.

11. Snowflake Mason Jars

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This winter wonderland themed jars put a personalized spin, when you gift these painted jars to friends and relatives. A bit of blue paint and creativity, and YouTube is all you need!

12. Mason Jar Centerpieces

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Everything about this screams rustic Christmas. Gift your friends’ mason jars with a few leaves, berries and a candle inside. top it off with a red bow around the jar, to give it a pop of color!

13. Reindeer Jars

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Now, this is the definition of a cute Christmas. Mason jar + Googly eyes + Chocolate pretzels + Brown pipe cleaners = an awesomely creative gift idea for friends and their kids!  What’s not to like about Rudolph and the chocolate pretzels?

14. A Tissue For Issues

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Clever? Yes. Has a cute quote on it? Definitely. Cute? Check. What more could you possibly need to make the perfect gift?

15. Mason Jar Banana Bread

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If there’s one thing that can universally satisfy a sweet tooth, it’s banana bread! And at Christmas? I’m basically in heaven. Gift your special someone this thoughtful gift, especially if they share a sweet tooth!

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16. Lemon Bark

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Although peppermint is a predominant flavor during Christmas, lemon bark is a refreshing change. Fuel a friend’s sweet tooth by gifting them this bark!

17. Makeup Brush Holder

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Perfect gift for makeup lovers! Rather than spending too much on a bougie makeup holder, gift your friend a rustic, hand-painted mason jar that will do the job just as well.

18. Emoji Jars

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You probably have bratty, energetic kids running around the house while you’re preparing your famous Christmas dinner. Sit them down to work on this project, as a gift to themselves!

19. Star Wars Mason Jar Gifts

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All the Star Wars die-hard fans will love this gift! Especially if they’ve already started stocking up on plastic lightsabers in their closet.  Fill the jars with that person’s favorite chocolates, and decorate the outside of the jar with a themed styrofoam dome and a personalized tag.

20. Coffee Lovers’ Gift

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I know people who will literally kill for coffee. This mason jar is definitely for them! Fill the jars with their favorite flavors of coffee, including some diverse ones to keep it interesting.

 21. Drawing Kit in a Jar

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A perfect gift for the crafter in your life! You can also give them to kids as most kids love drawing and this makes a useful gift for them.

While mason jars are overlooked as a daily common item, they can hold tasty treats and thoughtful gifts that will result in long-lasting memories in friends and families.

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