Got a Mason Jar? Here are 5 Easy DIY Gift Ideas!

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These Christmas mason jar gift ideas are creative, clever, and cost-effective!

holding jar of christmas stove top potpourri

Mason jars to the Christmas rescue!

With the holiday season among us, there are so many gift ideas to consider. After rounding up a few of our best mason jar gift ideas, we couldn’t think of a more thoughtful way to show someone how much you appreciate them.

Not to mention, they’re so stinkin’ cute and pretty much anyone can put together these gifts. So sit back at your workstation, get some hot chocolate, turn on some Christmas music, and get to DIY-ing!


Here are our favorite mason jar gift ideas for Christmas!


1. Giving a gift card? Put it in a DIY Mason Jar Snow Globe!

easy snow globe mason jar gift idea

Gift cards are one of the most convenient gifts to let someone know you’re thinking about them, but instead of giving a gift card by itself, why not go the extra mile and create a DIY mason jar snow globe?!

placing ornaments inside mason jar snow globe

A wide-mouth mason jar will work best with a project like this. Head to your local Target and check out their Bullseye Playground section as they have tons of little trees, faux snow, and more! Even Dollar Tree will have great options, too. Stick a mini ornament in there, and you’ve got yourself a DIY snowglobe!


2. Want to gift something sweet? Bake this Banana Bread In a Jar!

banana bread in a jar

Nothing beats receiving a baked good on Christmas, so if you love to bake, you have to try giving out some banana bread in a jar this holiday season! Since you’ll be baking these delicious treats directly in the oven, Lina used these quality 8-ounce jam jars as they need to be sturdy enough to handle the heat.

jar of banana bread as a gift

Finish off this treat by decorating jars to fit your liking, which happens to be my favorite part of all these ideas! 🤩


3. Know someone in need of some me-time? Give a mani in a jar!

manicure mason jar gift idea

Give the gift of self-care by putting together this stunning manicure in a jar! Although we mentioned this as a Mother’s Day gift, it’s perfect for any occasion.

Pick some gorgeous colors, press on nails, a nail filer, hand cream, and tools to remove the polish, and now you’re giving the gift of beautiful nails!


4. Someone on your list love apples? Gift something fresh with this Crockpot Apple Butter!

apple butter on toast sitting on a plate

Using the slow cooker, we have the most delicious apple butter recipe around. 😍 You can use this spread on your toast, pancakes… pretty much anything!

apple butter in slow cooker

All you have to do is chop up some apples, mix in some spices, and let the slow cooker take care of the rest. Add some apple butter into a few small jelly mason jars, and now you have one delicious gift that can’t be beat.


5. Gift the scent of Christmas with these Potpourri Christmas Jar Gifts!

DIY potpourri mason jar gift idea

There are so many different methods of getting that homey Christmas scent we all long for each holiday season, but we’re biased to these Potpourri Christmas Mason Jar Gifts.

adding cloves to jar of potpourri

Simply gather a few ingredients including orange, rosemary, cinnamon, clove, and star anise, place them in a mason jar, and attach our FREE printable gift tags that include directions on how to heat up the potpourri on a stovetop. Your recipient will love filling their home with that sought after Christmas scent we all long for.


And the giving doesn’t stop there — more gift ideas this way!


Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 12

  1. Violet

    Super cute ideas! Thanks for sharing.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks Violet!

  2. S

    I have a bunch of empty jelly jars that I cleaned to reuse but couldn’t think of what to do with them….thanks for these great ideas!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh good! Glad this was helpful!

  3. Queenie

    Way cute ideas! I buy mason jars at the thrift store & paint them for the holidays. Just last week I painted some and gave them the rustic look.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh that’s fun Queenie!

  4. Sister Sledge

    Handmade gifts are my favorite.. thank you for the great ideas.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh nice! You’re welcome!

  5. EricaA

    I just cleaned out my mother in law’s basement and inherited 2 giant boxes of mason jars. Thanks for the tips these are awesome!!!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay thanks Erica! Have fun with these projects!

  6. blessedmommyx4

    My kids do “Merry Kissmas” jars for their teachers for Christmas each year (until like 5th grade and then they’re way too cool for that lol). We fill the jar with an assortment of Hershey’s Kisses and wrap it with a pretty ribbon with a tag! They get so many compliments and as a teacher myself I can attest to the high value of chocolate in my secret stash! lol

  7. LB

    Wonderful ideas…mason jars are hard to get these days. I’m inspired byt the post. Thanks you!

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