April 23, 2014

10 Homemade Gifts In a Jar From Your Kitchen

Frugal Christmas Gift Guide

Homemade gifts in a jar are fun to make and a frugal holiday gift to give to just about everyone.  Great when you need a little something to show appreciation to a teacher, neighbor or friend. They’re also a great starting off point for gift baskets!

homemade chex mix in a jar

This first one is homemade No Bake Chex Mix  from  Amanda’s Parties To Go The presentation is so cute isn’t it! She even gives you the Christmas tag as a free download here!

pancake mix in a jar gift

5 Grain Pancake Mix in a jar from Good Life Eats. She also is kind enough to include a free printable recipe card for you to attach to your jar.

cow girl cookie mix in a jar

Cowgirl cookies from Bakerella. You could change the pink out for something more seasonal. peppermint stick cocoa mix in a jar

Peppermint stick cocoa from My Recipes. Yummy! Perfect for a cold wintry day!

vegan mac&cheese mix

For your vegan friends how about a homemade dairy free mac & cheese mix. Change the presentation to one that’s more Christmassy.

cinnamon honey butter in jar

How about cinnamon honey butter from Tidy Mom. Doesn’t that sound delish. She even gives a great tutorial on she made the jars look so cute here.

lentil soup in a jar

How about your favorite soup mix in a jar? This is curried-lentil soup from Good Houskeeping.

homemade cocktail mixers

Homemade cocktail mixers from the kitchn. You might want to use something other than a jar for these. I got bottles that look like this from Cost Plus World Market (also Ikea has them).

  chocolate dipped pretzels in a jar

Chocolate dipped pretzels in a jar from Alice Golden. I made similar ones last year with stick pretzels and they were a huge hit!

cookies in a jar

This is one is so easy because you can make a batch of  cookies, dressed up nuts or  homemade candy (or buy them) and place them in a jar, wrap with Christmas ribbon and fabric and you have a very nice present. Photo source Cartwheels In My Mind

I hope this gives you some easy ideas for Christmas gifts that you still have plenty of time to make. Christmas is only about 6 weeks away!!

****Remember to please go to the source if you would like to pin any of these ideas. There are links in the photo and text.

Here are the links to the  other posts in this series in case you missed them:

Frugal Christmas Gift Guide 2

Frugal Christmas Gift Guide 1

 

 

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Comments

  1. Hi Manuela…I like your frugal Christmas gift ideas! Thanks so much for sharing them.

    Love, Linda

  2. That cinnamon honey butter sounds delicious, Manuela! I love the jars and how she decorated them, too.

  3. Lots of good ideas – thanks for passing them along.
    Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

  4. Great collection of ideas here. I love the mac and cheese jar. It is nice to give a ‘savory’ rather than all the sweets (not that I have anything against sweets, lol).

  5. Love these ideas! I like to have neighbor gifts done by Thanksgiving. It makes December much more relaxed. Mimi

  6. great ideas, Manuela. thanks for sharing.
    Laura

  7. Love these ideas! I’ve pinned the Peppermint Stick Cocoa which sounds so yummy and would make a nice little gift! And how cute is the cookies in the jar? A “cookie jar”–hahaha!!!

    These types of things would make nice neighbor gifts as well.

  8. I like these a lot, Manuela. Great ideas!

  9. Thanks so much for sharing these great ideas. I like to give something homemade from the kitchen to coworkers, mail carrier, etc. Now I can add a few new items.

  10. Great ideas!

    I think I will make a big batch of Puppy Chow instead of the savory Chex Mix and put it in pretty jars.

    I hope to make the Christmas Jam (recipe parked on my recipe blog) this year, too.

    I wasn’t sure what to get the newlyweds (on our tight budget) and when I was at the grocery store yesterday, I passed the really good cheese and had a Eureka moment. I’m going to put together a basket of their favorite food that is portable since they are leaving for New England soon after Christmas. That’s a gift they can use.

  11. Oh how I love your blog tips:) I am going to be using some of these for Christmas! Gotta get busy planning! Have a blessed evening, HUGS!

  12. I’m planning to make some baking mixes for the holidays this year. Great ideas here! Thanks for posting :)

  13. Awesome gift ideas. I may have the craft girls pick one to do at craft night.

  14. What a delight to spy your collection of great inexpensive Chanukkah and Christmas gifts. Each one is unique and so creative.
    I always love ppopping in and seeing what you’ve been up to.
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Carolynn xo

  15. I did this for gifts in a basket for each present one year. It was probably 10 years ago. It was fun. Everything in the baskets were homemade.
    Brenda

  16. Thank you for sharing, they all are super cute! :-)

  17. What great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

    Mary Ellen
    The Working Home Keeper

  18. Love these ideas!