Gifts in a jar recipes make easy homemade last-minute gifts,   If you are looking for teacher gifts, neighbor gifts, or even gifts for co-workers you are in luck I have you covered. Many of these ideas are great to keep on hand for when you need a quick meal or sweet treat yourself.
If you love giving yummy gifts you might also like these edible gift ideas.
collage of jar gifts

Mason Jar Gift Ideas

There is so much you can do with a mason jar from traditional canning to filling with a mix.  A mason jar can preserve your gift or keep it airtight until friends and family need it. That makes it useful for yourself or for a friend!

Chicken Tortilla Soup

chicken tortilla soup mix in a jar

Friendship Soup

friendship soup mix in a jar with red labels and green ribbon

Buttermilk Shake and Pour Pancakes


Homemade Apple Pie Filling

This is the perfect mason jar Christmas gift.  Easy to assemble and will give your recipient cookies when they need them. There is no need to fall back on a gift card when you can whip up something useful in no time at all.

Holiday Cookies

mason jar fill with cookie mix holiday cookie label and striped bow
chocolate chip cookie mix in a jar with homemade cookies on towel

Strawberry Jam Recipe

strawberry jam recipe in jar with label
Hot Fudge Sauce by Simply Gourmet, Praline Ice Cream Sauce by Skip to my Lou

Peppermint Brownie Jar

jar red bow stripe label peppermint brownies


Mocha Mix

mocha mix gift tag

Kids will love this holiday gift. Gift this to a family. You could even add popcorn and a movie to give this a movie night this holiday season.

Snowman Hot Cocoa

Homemade Pancake Mix jars by Good Life Eats, Salted Caramel Sauce by Recipe Girl

Homemade Sugar Scrub

peppermint sugar scrub recipe

Jar Gifts

Here is one perfect for the teachers. This one works all year long.

How sweet it is to be taught by you jar gift

jar how sweet it is to be taught with you
Here is the same idea but made perfect for Christmas.

Christmas Teacher Jar Gift

jar of candy with tag how sweet it is to be taught by you

You Really Mesure Up

mason jar sewing kit

You are Incredible

you are incredible gift tag attached to container of pink lindt truffles

Have an Amazing Day!

have an amazing day gift in a jar
Homemade Vanilla Extract by Tidy Mom, Homemade Peppermint Oreos by I Heart Naptime

Homemade Irish Cream

homemade Irish cream
Cupcake gift in a jar by Lil’ Luna, Best BBQ Rub by 2 Gypsy girls
How about something for furry friends?

Dog Biscuits

homemade dog biscuits in jar with cute label

More Jar Gifts

mason jar gifts
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  2. Love these…also love doing homemade irish crème! It’s easy and great for the grown-ups in your life…add it to coffee, cocoa, or on ice! 🙂

  3. *Heart* the Cinnamon Muffin in a Jar idea! So going to use this as a gift for someone special. I don’t wish to download the recipe though. So where can I find it? I don’t want the labels (although they are super cute!)

  4. ONLY one comment? C’mon!!! These are GREAT ideas! Makes me want to make all of them, they look so yummy! Think I’m going to try the Salted Caramel Sauce first! Thank you for your effort!!! Happy Holidays to You & Yours!!

  5. this is what i’m doing for my gifts this year! cookie and cocoa mix in a jar! its fun, cute and inexpensive! love all the ones you have posted on here!!!!

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