30+ DIY Mason Jar Christmas Gift Ideas (That Everyone Will Appreciate)

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Since we’ll all be ‘ho ho ho’-me for the holidays this year, why not make some thoughtful mason jar gifts to send to loved ones?

For those of you who are in the mood to DIY some magic, we’ve assembled a collection of DIY mason jar Christmas gift ideas that are crafty, foodie, and even kid-approved. Nearly all of them are so simple to assemble, requiring just a few ingredients or items from a local dollar shop!

So, why not shoo away the stresses of holiday shopping this year by making all the gifts yourself? Read on for some foolproof ideas!

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Homemade Christmas Gifts in a Jar

For some fun and crafty ideas, check out these homemade Christmas gifts in a jar that everyone is sure to appreciate. Most of them are as easy as pie to assemble!

1. Snow Jar Candle Holders

This is an easy and beautiful mason jar candle holder that holds flameless candles. It’s the perfect gift for creating relaxing Christmas scenery.

Click here for the tutorial from Kind Kristine.

Snow jar candle holder
Photo via Kind Kristine

For another idea on a DIY mason jar candle, check out how to make candles in four easy steps. Click here for the tutorial from Decor Hint.

Mason jar candle
Photo via Decor Hint

2. Snow Globe Mason Jar

Need a fun, last-minute gift idea? Make these snow globe mason jars and fill them with all sorts of goodies! They’re adorably perfect for housing gift cards, candy, hot chocolate mix, or even jewelry. 

Click here for the tutorial from Homemade Lovely.

Snow globe mason jar
Photo via Homemade Lovely

Have a car aficionado in your life? Check out this tutorial from Homemade Lovely on making a DIY Mini Cooper snow globe. You can even personalize this idea by using any car model of your man’s choice!

Photo via Homemade Lovely

3. Mason Jar Tissue Holder

Why settle for a box messing up your decor when you can make this mason jar tissue holder in minutes? Add tissues to the inside and ditch the box! 

This is perfect for your nightstand or anywhere else in your home where you want to keep tissues on hand at all times.

Click here for the tutorial from Crafts By Amanda.

Photo via The Country Chic Cottage, featured on Crafts By Amanda

4. Peppermint Soap and Bath Salts

This is a 3-in-1 tutorial that explains how to make handcrafted peppermint soap and bath salts, and learn how to package them up to gift in a mason jar for the holidays. Who knew that soap and salts could be made so inexpensively from the comforts of your home?

Click here for the tutorial from The Country Chic Cottage.

Peppermint bath salts and soap
Photo via The Country Chic Cottage

5. Mason Jar Embroidery Kit

Give the gift of crafting that will continue to be a source of creativity and joy throughout the year. These DIY mason jar embroidery kits are super easy and inexpensive to assemble for the crafter in your life.

Click here for the tutorial from Super Mom, No Cape.

Photo via Super Mom, No Cape

6. Painted Christmas Mason Jars

These mason jars will put anyone in the Christmas spirit. Learn how to paint mason jars to look just like Rudolph, Santa, or a snowman! Add some delicious goodies inside to round out this ideal DIY gift.

Click here for the tutorial from Happiest Camper.

Painted Christmas mason jars
Photo via Happiest Camper

7. Mason Jar Luminaries

These mason jar luminaries are a wonderful Christmas gift that can be used as a simple centerpiece or other holiday decor. They’re timeless beauties that will barely even look like you made it yourself!

Click here for the tutorial from Eating Richly.

Christmas luminary candle jars
Photo via Eating Richly

8. Nativity Scene Mason Jars

Whether you want to gift this idea or turn it into a simple DIY project for your own holiday decor, these mason jars that have been shaped into a nativity scene are beautiful. 

Have your Cricut machine, quart jars, and paint ready to handcraft this stunning project that will turn out like something from a store!

Click here for the tutorial from The Country Chic Cottage.

Nativity scene mason jars
Photo via The Country Chic Cottage

9. Hand-Painted Snowman and Elf Mason Jars

Want to add some extra holiday cheer to an ordinary mason jar gift? Paint them as a snowman and elf! 

Top off your gift with a few Hershey’s Kisses inside, and you’ve got yourself the cutest, most creative DIY gift that still speaks volumes about your generosity and thoughtfulness.

Click here for the tutorial from Sustain My Craft Habit.

Snowman and elf mason jars
Photo via Sustain My Craft Habit

10. Chalkboard Mason Jar

Turn a mason jar into a cute chalkboard with a personalized message with the help of chalkboard paint and painter’s tape! This is a great gift for teachers and anyone with little ones.

Click here for the tutorial from This Ole Mom.

Chalkboard mason jar
Photo via This Ole Mom

11. Coffee Sugar Scrub in a Jar

This homemade coffee sugar scrub is easy to make and smells amazing! It’s a great Christmas gift and also very affordable to whip together quickly.

Click here for the tutorial from Sorey Fitness.

Coffee sugar scrub
Photo via Sorey Fitness

For other sugar scrub recipe ideas, click here for tutorials from The Wallet Moth.

Sugar scrub mason jar gift
Photo via The Wallet Moth

For a peppermint sugar scrub, click here for a tutorial from One Crazy Mom.

Peppermint sugar scrub
Photo via One Crazy Mom

12. Rustic Christmas Ornament in a Jar

This unique take on mason jars is a cheap and fun way to repurpose them as gifts. Make your loved ones a gift that will stand out with this idea. Plus, the jars are also easy to personalize!

Click here for the tutorial from Swanky Den.

Rustic ornament jars
Photo via Swanky Den

13. Bath Salts in a Jar

For those who love pampering themselves, treat them to this homemade bath salt. You only need four ingredients, and they’re bound to leave your recipient’s skin feeling soft and glowing with delight!

Click here for the tutorial from One Crazy Mom.

Homemade bath salts
Photo via One Crazy Mom

14. Mason Jar Christmas Candle

Are you looking to decorate your house for the holidays with a homemade craft project? This mason jar Christmas candle is super easy to make and also perfect for gift giving.

Click here for the tutorial from Ottawa Mommy Club.

Christmas candle mason jar
Photo via Ottawa Mommy Club

Homemade Christmas Food Gifts in a Jar

For the loved ones in your life who can’t get enough of food, gift them these creative foodie gifts in a mason jar. You can easily fill the jars with everything from seasoning to cookie mixes, and they’ll make the most thoughtful gifts! Read on for some easy DIY ideas.

15. Gingerbread Caramel Corn in a Jar

This delicious gingerbread caramel corn in a jar is made with warm gingerbread spices and sweet, buttery caramel sauce. Enjoy this perfectly sweet and crunchy snack time with all of your loved ones as the perfect gift!

Click here for the recipe from The Forked Spoon.

Gingerbread corn
Photo via The Forked Spoon

16. Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix in a Jar

Fill up those mason jars you have sitting around with this delicious hot chocolate mix. You can whip it up in no time, and everyone is bound to love this thoughtful gift.

Click here for the recipe from The Stress-Free Christmas.

Hot chocolate mix in a jar
Photo via The Stress-Free Christmas.

For a vegan, gluten-free take on hot cocoa mix, check out this article. Click here for the recipe from Strength and Sunshine.

Photo via Strength and Sunshine

And for another recipe for hot chocolate mix, check out this idea from Call Me PMC.

Hot chocolate in a mug
Photo via Call Me PMC

17. Vegan Cranberry-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar

Need an easy, last-minute, but thoughtful gift? This cranberry-oatmeal chocolate chip cookies mix is perfect for vegans and those who love eating healthy for the holidays.

Click here for the recipe from Vegan Huggs.

Cranberry oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
Photo via Vegan Huggs

18. Whiskey Maple Syrup in a Jar

This whiskey-infused maple syrup gift in a jar assembles quickly with a free printable label, so your DIY gift will look ultra professional. With just a few ingredients, you’ll be able to make memorable gifts for everyone on your list.

Click here for the recipe from A Country Girl’s Life.

Whiskey maple syrup
Photo via A Country Girl’s Life

19. Three-Bean Chili Mix in a Jar

This three-bean chili mix is quick and easy to make. It makes a perfect homemade Christmas gift (or even a present for any time of the year!), and it’s a delicious dish for any season.

Click here for the recipe from Marathons & Motivation.

Three-bean chili in a jar
Photo via Marathons and Motivation

20. Holiday Spiced Apple Cider in a Jar

If you’re looking for gifts that you can make in bulk, this spiced apple cider mix in a jar is the perfect DIY present. It comes with a free printable label to add as the finishing touch to the lid.

It can be made in large batches, so you’ll have all your gifts ready in just a single afternoon.

Click here for the recipe from A Country Girl’s Life.

Spiced apple cider
Photo via A Country Girl’s Life

21. White Chocolate Cranberry Cookie Mix in a Jar

This white chocolate cranberry cookie mix is simple to make, and it goes with the wintry theme of Christmas. String an instructions printable through some rustic twine, and voila – you’ve got a thoughtful gift on a budget!

Click here for the tutorial from Marathons & Motivation.

White chocolate cranberry walnut cookies
Photo via Marathons & Motivation

22. Homemade Cookie Mixes in a Jar

This article includes ideas on three types of homemade cookie mixes (chocolate chip, peanut butter, and brownie mix) to house in a jar.

Click here for the tutorials from Fudge My Life.

23. Instant Pot Apple Butter in a Jar

Learn how to make this delicious instant pot apple butter in just 45 minutes! The article comes with a lovely printable for a canning label to top off your gift perfectly.

Click here for the tutorial from Feast for a Fraction.

Instant pot apple butter
Photo via Feast for a Fraction

24. Runner Bean Chutney

Runner bean chutney is perfect for using an overabundance of beans from the summer. This is an easy DIY gift to prepare and makes a delicious foodie gift.

Click here for the recipe from Greedy Gourmet.

Runner bean chutney
Photo via Greedy Gourmet

25. Christmas Peppermint Brownie Mix in a Jar

This Christmas peppermint brownie mix is delicious and perfect for gifting to someone special! The article comes with a free printable of instructions for your recipient to make the brownies.

Click here for the tutorial from Confessions of an Over-Worked Mom.

Christmas peppermint brownie mix
Photo via Confessions of an Over-Worked Mom

26. Friendship Soup Mix in a Jar

This unique holiday gift idea calls for gifting friendship soup mix – the cute printable of instructions will explain it all. Unlike other mixes, this recipe is unique and out-of-the-box, so your friends will truly appreciate this cute gift.

Click here for the recipe from Confessions of an Over-Worked Mom.

Friendship soup in a jar
Photo via Confessions of an Over-Worked Mom

27. M&M Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar

For a super simple gift idea, why not gift M&M Christmas cookie mix in a jar and wrap it up with a bow? All you need to do is pour chocolate cake mix and a bag of Christmas M&Ms into a mason jar, and you’re done!

Click here for the recipe from Eating on a Dime.

M&M Christmas cookies in jar
Photo via Eating on a Dime

28. Snowman-Themed Chocolate-Covered Pretzels in a Jar

Learn how to make white chooclate-covered pretzels with this cute DIY idea. When you package everything into a mason jar, it’ll look just like a snowman!

Click here for the recipe from Mom, Wife, Busy Life.

Snowman mason jar pretzels
Photo via Mom, Wife, Busy Life

29. Chocolate Gravy Mix in a Jar

For a unique gift in a mason jar, give chocolate gravy mix – it makes a great sauce over homemade biscuits and just about any other main holiday dish. 

Click here for the recipe from Call Me PMC.

Chocolate gravy mix mason jar
Photo via Call Me PMC

30. Dried Herb Mason Jars

For the cook who loves to add garnishes, spices, and plenty of flavor to their dishes, throw together these beautiful dried herb mason jars. Use a Cricut machine to label each herb accordingly.

Click here for the tutorial from Juggling Act Mama.

Dried herb jars
Photo via Juggling Act Mama

31. Vanilla Extract in a Jar

Vanilla extract is great for baking, using in drinks, and a plethora of other dishes. Learn how to make your own extract so you can save a ton of cash from buying it in stores!

Click here for the recipe from Snappy Gourmet.

Vanilla extract
Photo via Snappy Gourmet

32. Rosemary Salt in a Jar

Rosemary salt is an easy way to elevate herbaceous and zesty flavor in your favorite meat, fish, or vegetable dishes. Throw the salt into an airtight mason jar, and you’ve got a perfect gift for someone!

Click here for the recipe from Aubrey’s Kitchen.

Rosemary salt
Photo via Aubrey’s Kitchen

Homemade Christmas Gifts in a Jar for Kids

Last but not least, for the little ones, assemble these cute mason jars that will bring a smile to their faces on Christmas Day.

33. Elf Snot in a Jar

Hide ordinary gifts like gift cards in homemade “elf snot” for the kids! Make your gift the star of the show with this hilarious, inventive idea with free printable stickers.

Click here for the tutorial from Down Redbud Drive.

Elf snot
Photo via Down Redbud Drive

We Hope You Enjoyed This List of DIY Christmas Mason Jar Gift Ideas!

Let us know in the comments if you have another idea for a mason jar gift that we missed. And we hope that this article proved that mason jars aren’t just a one-time use item – they can be upcycled in so many different ways!

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