Great Gift Ideas in a Mason Jar
     Looking for easy DIY gift ideas that are fun & easy? These types of gifts are creative and thoughtful, plus it will be easy on your pocket - and who doesn’t love that? It’s a win-win. Gift giving doesn’t have to be expensive! Create something of your own to make someone else smile, all it takes is a little thought.  That's the spirit of giving! Especially if you are lucky enough to have a wide variety of family and friends to care for, here you will find some great idea’s they will love and appreciate this holiday. - and will keep you happy, too!
     The “timeless” mason jar seems to be the ultimate-multi-purpose gadget you’ve been looking for. They’re even good use in “grandma’s kitchen” too.. But since we're not canning tomatoes, (unless you think that's cool) I think it would be fun to get creative with the idea and use them for gift giving. 
     Here are some fun & creative mason jar gift giving ideas. Feel free to use these, or as a general inspiration to consider your own take on mason jar gift giving..
Mini Bar Jar
Fill with your favorite “nips” and finish with a touch of festive ribbon
holiday gift ideas in masonjars
Scrub in a Jug - Mint Sugar Scrub
Easy Recipe scrub:
-1/2 cup of white or brown sugar (organic),
-1/2 cup olive oil or coconut oil  
-Add Peppermint oil or extract
Brownie Town -Brownie Mix  
Brownie Town - Brownie Mix 
Layer in the Jar:  Mix 1 1/4 cups flour, teaspoon salt, season baking powder  
                            2/3 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
                            2 1/4 cups white sugar
                            chocolate chips if desired
                            Add the Recipe tag:
Directions: 1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), Grease and flour a 9x13 inch baking pan, 2) Empty jar of brownie mix into a large mixing bowl, and stir to blend. 3) Mix in 3/4 cup melted butter and 4 eggs. Mix thoroughly, 4) Spread batter evenly into prepared baking pan. 5) Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely in pan before cutting into 2 inch squares.  
Christmas in a Jar - Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix
Christmas in a Jar - Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix
Layer in the Jar: 3/4 unsweetened cocoa powder
                           3/4 powdered sugar
                           chocolate chips
                           chopped candy cane
                           mini marshmallows 
Snow Glow - C andle jar
Snow Glow - Candle jar - Get crafty with paint, ribbon, fake snow, bells.....(anything you want) to make your own candle tea light holder.  
For awesome holiday ideas check out this page on #pinterest
Santa’s Reindeer - Candy Jar
Santa’s Reindeer - Candy Jar Turn your jar into a reindeer with simple tools like pipe cleaners and pops - add your favorite chocolate or candy inside.
Tea Time Jar - Tea Kit

Tea Time Jar - Tea Kit Inside add small jar of honey, sugar packets, and favorite teas. Decorate with a festive ribbon, and tag it with love!  
Next Stop Chocolate Shop - Cookie Ingredients
Next Stop Chocolate Shop - Cookie Ingredients
Layer in the jar:  
Mix {1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salt}
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 chopped nuts if desired
1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
add recipe tag: Directions:  Pre-heat to 350 degrees, in medium bowl mix 1/2 cup butter, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, stir in jar contents, mix and roll into walnut shaped balls - bake for 10-15 minutes
Winter survival kit
Winter survival kitInclude any ‘travel sized products” - bath and body works have great products that are small enough to fit.  You can add in hand sanitizer, lotion, shampoos, mini candles, nail filers etc. Make it your own! and for the fun of it, make it all winter themed scents :-)
S’more to give -S’mores kit
S’more to give -S’mores kit - A few slices of Graham crackers, large marshmallows and Hershey's Milk Chocolate bar, and attach a skewer with ribbon for fun.

holiday gift ideas in masonjars

I hope these Mason Jar ideas will give you good inspiration on your gift giving this holiday season!  Don’t forget to treat yourself as well... Follow this yogurt parfait recipe I like to make during my busy work schedule here in NYC.  It’s a staple to getting your energy throughout a long day:
Non Fat Greek Yogurt - Honey - Oats - Flax Seed - Frozen strawberries and blueberries ( Layering in your choice ) All the best.. 

Have a wonderful Holiday!

-Blog by Julia's Daughter, Melissa Matto
Melissa is a Broadway and Television Hairstylist in NYC, and enjoys blogging in her spare time. Keep updated with
holiday gift ideas in masonjars



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