The Perfect Mason Jar Gift for Family and Friends

With the holidays quickly approaching, it is time to start thinking about the perfect gifts! If you’re looking for a quick and easy yet meaningful DIY gift, a mason jar is the perfect option. Mason jars are extremely versatile and can be personalized for every loved one in your life!

For the person with a sweet tooth: Christmas Cookie in a Jar!

One of the best parts of Christmas is the never ending amount of sweets. A “cookie in a jar” is perfectly festive and fun for a gift! This can be done for any kind of cookie, or any type of sweet you would like to give. Celebrating Sweet’s made a Christmas M&M Cookie Jar that would be perfect for anyone’s sweet tooth!


1. Place the ingredients for homemade cookies into the Mason jar

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Holiday M&Ms
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1-quart Mason jar

2. Tie a festive ribbon around Mason Jar

*You can use any type of cookie mix with this gift, and customize it to each person’s favorite!!*


For the Photo Lover: Mason Jar Picture Frame!

Any picture lover will LOVE this unique and innovative way to showcase a photo. A Beautiful Mess displays their creations in two types of jars, each offering a fun photo.


  1. Pick a square photo of choice
  2. Place Mason jar upside down
  3. Insert picture and glue!
  4. Optional: You can insert confetti into the Mason jar, or paint the Mason jar to give the gift a little something extra


For the Girly-Girl: A Spa in a Jar

What girl doesn’t love a spa day? Make a relaxing day easier for them by packaging up all the supplies they need for a day off! ClassyClutter gives a few options that you can give in your Spa in a Jar!

Items included:

  1. Essie Nail Polish
  2. Hand Lotion
  3. Lip Gloss/LipStick
  4. Nail Polish
  5. Face Mask
  6. Face/Body scrub
  7. Manicure Tool Set


For the Friend Who Catches Every Cold: Cold Kit in a Jar

We all have that one friend who seems to catch every cold in the winter.  Here is a cute and inexpensive gesture to help them out!  DIY tissue holder can be customized with whatever saying you want, and can be personalized for anyone! You can buy a premade one on Etsy, or make one yourself!


  1. Make sure to have a Mason jar, paint, a paint utensil, tissues (Kleenex Perfect Fit boxes work best but any kind of tissue works!), scissors, and scrapbook paper.
  2. Paint and customize the Mason jar whichever way you would like
  3. Measure the perimeter of the Mason jar lid and cut out a matching size of the circle using the scrapbook paper. (You can do numerous layers of the scrapbook lid to increase durability) Keep the band on.
  4. Cut an “X” shape in the scrapbook paper (this is where the tissues will come out of)
  5. Place tissues inside the Mason jar
  6. Glue the lid onto the band and side of Mason jar!


For the Coffee/Tea Lover: Coffee or Tea in a Jar

Let’s be honest, buying coffee everyday gets expensive! Help your loved one’s out by putting their favorite Starbucks Via’s into a Mason jar! Town and Country Livings provides a great example of a coffee in a jar! This can also work with tea lovers too!


1. Place the coffee Via’s, coffee cups, coffee beans or tea into the Mason jar

2. Tie a festive ribbon around jar!


For the Sports Fan:

Everyone loves to snack while they watch their favorite team on TV, so give your loved one a Mason jar filled with game day snacks! This can be customized for any type of sport and taste. For example, Bugaboo City made a baseball Mason jar filled with popcorn, peanuts, and licorice!


  1. Place all the game day snacks into a Mason jar
  2. Either print and cut out a baseball top to fit onto the lid of the Mason jar and glue on or paint a baseball onto the lid
  3. Tie a festive ribbon around Mason jar


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