Mason Jar Gift Ideas

2020 has been just a weird year, and with that being said, I think we can all agree to be more kind this month. I know many families are hurting this year financially during shutdowns and child care, and the list goes on, but there are many creative ideas you can do for cheap and a great idea for showing you care with mason jar Christmas gift ideas.

Everyone loves food, and it makes a great Christmas gift for those people who are hard to purchase for, or perhaps for a teacher, neighbour, a treat to health care workers that live in your community, or perhaps gift giving to friends and family. Mason Jar gifts make great homemade Christmas presents.

Yes, there are tons, and I mean tons of wonderful easy mason jar recipes or mason jar gifts. Still, I wanted to find a complete mason jar Christmas gift you can give for this list, including those recipes for mason jars and free jar labels that go with the mason jar gifts.

Mason Jar Gift Ideas & Printable Jar Labels

Christmas Elf Mason Jar Gift

christmas elf mason jar gift

by Polka Dot Chair: 

Polka Dot Chair shares with you this cute Elf Mason Jar Gift (using Candy). Such a cute idea for a DIY mason jar gift and is festive for the holiday season.  She gives you a list of items needed items. It’s fun to make, and the kids can even help!

Cookie Mason Jar Gift Giving Ideas 

Several Mason Jar gifts lined up with custom labels to be printed for free

By Culdees, a cool has 5 easy mason jar gift ideas, including hot chocolate, cookie mix, and other DIY mason jar holiday gift jars.  Each jar gift idea comes with print instructions for your friends and family to make these cookie jar gifts in their homes.  She includes recipes and super cute labels to print. Fun to make and a perfect idea to get the kids involved in making homemade Christmas gifts as these are easy and fun to make with love.

  • Cranberry Winter Cookies in a Jar
  • Toffee Blondie Bars in a Jar
  • Santa’s Cookies in a Jar
  • Pumpkin Cranberry Bread in a Jar
  • Chocolate Chip Banana Bread in a Jar

Bean Soup Mason Jar Gift 

Friendship Bean Soup Mix in a mason jar including holiday recipe label

by Freebie Finding Mom  

This is a sweet way to find the perfect last-minute way to show you care this holiday season. She includes the recipe and printed label to attach so your friend knows how to create the soup mix. Layered food mason jars are a great gift-giving idea, and it’s winter, and who doesn’t love soup! She provides the list and tutorial for you to craft out this homemade easy gift.

Snowman Mason Jar Gift Idea

Mason Jar Snowman gift idea filled with white chocolate covered pretzels

by Polka Dot Chair

Polka Dot Chair has another craft to add to this best list of great fun, easy mason jar gift ideas.  This time it’s for a Santa clause mason jar filled with your loved one’s favourite white candy. Unfortunately, she now charges for the labels, but I’m sure you can hand-create something similar or purchase the download if you love the label enough to purchase it.

Peppermint Sugar Scrub Mason Jar Gift

Peppermint Sugar Scrub Mason Jar gift idea

by MOM 4 REAL 

This is a great jar gift idea to make for a loved one. It’s not only easy, but it’s a perfect way to create a homemade sugar scrub with the scent of peppermint. It makes the perfect gift for those hard to purchase or for friends who love homemade items. It’s fun and easy to make. She includes a tutorial and, of course, a craft list of what you will need to make this sugar scrub.

DIY Fudge Cupcake Mason Jar Gift

Cupcake in a Mason Jar XMAs gift idea

Our Best Bites 

Go above and beyond this holiday season and give out to friends and family a Peppermint Fudge Cupcake gift jar with a cupcake inside; this is a great gift idea if you have mini mason jars. This requires some baking but is the perfect size for an individual gift for someone on your list. She includes an ingredient list and detailed instructions to create this edible out of the jar to make.

Peppermint Parfaits in a Mason Jar

Peppermint Parfaits in a mason jar

from SomeWhatSimple 

Give the Gift of Food, and be able to enjoy it immediately! She includes a wonderful detailed recipe to recreate this holiday season for everyone on your list.  It doesn’t have tons of ingredients and can be made quickly and easily. Great for individual Christmas gifts for those with a sweet tooth.

Peppermint Brownies in a Jar Gift Idea

Peppermint Brownies in a Mason Jar Mix with Christmas tree behind it

By A Pumpkin & a Princess

Another pretty layered Mason Jar holiday gift idea! She does include a FREE printable gift tag and has a recipe; just remember to not add the wet ingredients to it! Brownie in a jar is a fun way to express your love this Christmas season.

M&M Christmas Cookies in a Jar

M&M Cookies in a jar gift idea for Christmas

By Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Nothing says Christmas like Green & Red M&M’s, and Chelsea have not only provided a great recipe but an adorable holiday gift tag with instructions to your friends and family on how to bake them!

DIY Chex Mason Jar Christmas Gift


Christmas mason jar gift idea

By Amanda Parker and Family.

Create your own snack holiday gift with this great craft mason jar that you can DIY with. It’s cute and fun to make, and the kids can even get involved. This would be a perfect easy homemade holiday gift for all the teenagers in your life, perhaps the kid that shovels your driveway or the mailman that has delivered all your parcels this year.

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Mason Jar Gifts

Salted Hot Chocolate Mason Jar gift

from Pennies on a Platter

This DIY mason jar gift idea isn’t just about throwing hot chocolate in a jar but also will require a food processor to grind up the caramel into the hot chocolate powder.  It’s actually a copycat of Starbucks’ Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate DIY recipe idea. She also includes a homemade Christmas label for you to print if you want to add a personal touch to friends.

Layered Hot Chocolate Mason Jar Gift

Layered Hot Chocolate Mix in a mason jar

from Yellow Blissed Road 

Here’s another fun hot chocolate mason jar gift idea that is not just fun and easy to make. But the layered look is a great holiday look for anyone’s counter during the holidays.  There is no actual recipe for this, which is unfortunate; you will have to eyeball this for your gift friends to add to a pot and make for their family.

Ginger Bread Man Granola Mason Jar Gift ideas

GingerBread Granola

by Your Home Based Mom 

If you have friends who love healthy snacks, these may be the gifts in a jar you give out this year! There is no Christmas gift tag with this mason jar gift idea, but it is a unique gift idea called Ginger Bread Granola, which can be stored in a mason jar for a week. So this would be a great last-minute gift idea.

Pancake Mix  in a Mason Jar Gift Idea

pancake mix mason jar gift idea

by Tatertots & Jello

Here is a Great original gift jar to give out for the holidays. It’s unique and easy to create and makes an excellent homemade gift this holiday season. She includes the recipe and a free Christmas gift tag for you to print. It’s perfect for everyone on your list. This Cinnamon flavoured pancake mix is a great way to show loved ones how much you care.

Pork Rub Mason Jar Gift Idea

Pork Rub Mason jar gift idea

by CindyShopper 

Unique and Awesome gift in a jar for the men in your life as Christmas gifts, not only for Dads as in the picture above but for any person in your life that loves to cook. She includes a list of ingredients to create this mason jar gift in a jar, as well as a how-to recipe, and not to mention an adorable label for you to print for FREE to add that personalized touch to your jar.

Christmas Package Gift Idea

Potporri mason jar gift idea

 Liz on Call

Another perfect gift in a jar idea. This would be a perfect jar gift idea for those friends with a sensitive sense of smell. We all have a friend that says, “what’s that smell,” and you can’t smell it; just kidding, it is a great gift in a jar this year, especially for those having to work at home virtually all day; they have to follow the instructions on the free holiday gift tag to print.  Did you notice there’s no jar in this one? But it’s still the idea of having something in a package idea.


Potpourri in a mason jar

From the Cottage Market 

Give the Gift of Smell! Here’s another great Potpourri style mason jar gift idea for the Christmas season! It’s not only easy to make but will make your home smell wonderful while you create! I’m sure you can add or subtract some of the ingredients in this recipe if you lack certain ingredients. It looks so pretty!

Holiday Gifts in a jar

Hot Cocoa Bath Soak

Classy Clutter 

Another Awesome Gift in a Jar idea to try out this year! Perfect gift in a jar for those who enjoy soaking in the bathtub! Not only as a Christmas gift but could be used for any holiday gift-giving ideas throughout the year.

Chocolate Chip Toffee Blondies in a Mason Jar

Toffee Blondie gift in a jar

Mels Kitchen Cafe

Another gift in a jar! Includes all the ingredients and a recipe card for you to include with this unique recipe in a jar idea! Make it pretty for the holiday season.  It’s a spin-off compared to cookies in a jar, but it’s unique and can be perfect for everyone on your list that’s left to make.

Ranch Salad Dressing Mason Jar Gift

Ranch Dressing in a Mason Jar

An Oregan Cottage 

A Great jar gift to make this month! We all have a friend who adds Ranch dressing to everything they eat or believes it tastes better with ranch! My son is totally that character, so this makes a great gift in a jar to give out this year.