Holiday gift-giving is a lot of fun, but it can also be rather challenging, depending on the recipient. Some people are just really difficult to shop for.
And sometimes, we just don’t know someone well enough to choose something we just know they will love.
That’s one of the great things about a gift in a jar. They are fun, whimsical, and a great way to give a delicious food treat that are sure to be a hit with just about anyone.
These gifts are perfect for friends, family, and virtual strangers. After all, each of these wonderful gift ideas is based on the one thing we all have in common: the love of something delicious!
I included a nice variety of ideas for you – from super simple to a bit more complex. There are ideas for coffee lovers, gluten-free folks, breakfast fans, and cookie addicts. And just wait until you see some of the ways you can give the gift of pretzels!
I don’t know about you, but just looking through this list makes me hungry. I may have to make a few of these gifts for myself!
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Presenting your food gifts in a jar
Having the right jars for the right food gifts really helps elevate your homemade gift. All jars are not the same. You might have jam jars lying around that you could use. And yes, I would encourage you to use them – for homemade jam and chutney gifts.
For these gorgeous food gifts in a jar, the jar is a major part of the gift. New jars do not need to be expensive. Using the right shape and size jars makes for the best presentation of your lovingly made gift.
These jars are all beautiful and perfect for your homemade food gifts in a jar:
15 Gorgeous and easy homemade food gifts in a jar
What I love about giving gifts in a jar is that they don’t all need to be made the night before. Some you could make a few days before and some even a few weeks in advance. This makes planning for Christmas and getting all your gifts organized so much easier!
1. Snowman Mason Jar Craft
This snowman mason jar craft is a whimsical food gift for anyone you know who loves sweets. Fill your jar with yogurt or white chocolate pretzels (or any preferred white candy or cookies) for the “snow”, along with buttons and a sweet little scarf around the neck of the jar. The printable tag really completes the look!
2. French Vanilla Hot Cocoa Mix Mason Jar Gift
One important rule with gifts – they should be fun, special, and something that the person would not necessarily think to buy for themselves.
This French Vanilla Hot Cocoa is the perfect fulfillment of that. You mix it up yourself and gift it in a mason jar. And everytime your “giftee” enjoys a cup, they will smile and think of you!
3. Salted Caramel sauce
If you have an ice cream lover on your gift list, they will be thrilled if you give them some of this homemade salted caramel sauce. This delicious recipe sounds so easy, you’ll be able to gift a jar to everyone you know, including yourself!
4. Cupcake Gift Jar
Do you love to bake? If so, this Cupcake Gift Jar is an adorable gift for anyone you’d like to acknowledge over the holiday season without investing too much time or money. It’s a lovely and thoughtful treat for teachers, mail carriers, and co-workers!
5. Gluten Free Cookie Mix in a Jar
Do you know someone who needs to avoid gluten and therefore, misses out on way too much of the fun at holidays? If so, they will love you like crazy when you hand them this homemade cookie mix in a jar gift and tell them it is safely gluten free!
6. Chalkboard Mason Jar Teacher’s Gift
This chalkboard mason jar teacher’s gift is such a cute idea. Useful and fun, teachers will love the thoughtfulness of this present anytime of year!
7. Reindeer Christmas Mason Jar Gift Idea
It can be tricky when you don’t really know what to give someone for the holidays, but you can’t go wrong with a reindeer like Rudolph. Especially when he is filled with chocolate!
8. Sweet and Salty Pretzels in a Jar
Another wonderful jar gift for anyone who is tough to shop for, these sweet and salty pretzels are a surprising treat. These homemade snacks don’t appear, at first glance, to be sweet. But the scrumptious combination of sugar, cinnamon, and just a bit of hot sauce makes these pretzels absolutely irresistible!
9. Gluten-Free Buckwheat, Oat & Cinnamon Pancake Mix Gift in a Jar
Another wonderful treat for your gluten-free friends and family, this homemade pancake mix is a scrumptious combination of buckwheat, oat, and cinnamon for a tasty and comforting breakfast that won’t upset their tummy. Now that’s a gift!
10. Chocolate Andes Mint Cookie Mix Gift in a Jar
Cookie mix in a jar is a wonderfully fun gift idea, especially when the cookies sound as delicious as these. In fact, when you’re whipping up a bunch of chocolate andes mint cookie mix, be sure and keep some for yourself!
11. Gingerbread Spice Mocha Coffee Mix Gifts in a Jar
Do you have a coffee lover in your life? If they like their coffee on the sweet side, they might just love this Gingerbread Spice Mocha coffee mix. This stuff is just a big warm cup of comfort!
12. Peppermint Brownie Mix in a Jar
What could be more seasonal for the holidays than Peppermint Brownies? And when you offer it as a beautifully layered mix in a Gift Jar, you’ll be spreading delicious seasonal joy to the ones you love!
13. Homemade Vanilla Cake Mix Gift in a Jar
It may be hard to believe that some people don’t like chocolate (unless you are one of them), but if you know such a person, they will be THRILLED when you hand them this homemade vanilla cake mix in a gift jar. They will certainly be thinking about you as they enjoy every sweet and tasty morsel!
14. Christmas Cookie Jar Gift Idea
Reading the recipe for these M&M Christmas Cookies is enough to make your mouth water, so you can imagine what a great gift this is for someone else. You can mix up a big batch, too, and make a bunch of presents at the same time. What a sweet way to save a little time during the holiday season!
15. Homemade Salted Caramel Recipe
Another salted caramel recipe, this homemade caramel only requires four ingredient. This super simple recipe doesn’t taste simple at all, however, making it a wonderful gift for all your friends with a sweet tooth!
A homemade christmas wrapped in a jar
Homemade gifts make the best of gifts. They are thoughtful, creative and have your love sprinkled throughout.
Don’t put your Christmas budget under pressure trying to buy the perfect gift for all your family and friends. Make the perfect gift instead with these incredibly easy food gifts.
For more Christmas gift ideas check out these posts:
24 Simple (And Easy) Homemade Gifts Perfect For Christmas
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15 Irresistible Christmas Cookie Recipes
10 Best Homemade Gifts For Christmas – No Cooking Required!
15 Easy To Make Sugar Scrub & Body Recipes For The Perfect Gift
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Last Updated on 28th November 2021 by Emma