10 Easy Food Gifts in a Jar.
Homemade gifts in a jar are fun to make and a frugal holiday gift to give to just about everyone. They’re 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! Here are 10 Homemade Gifts in a Jar from Your Kitchen that you need to make!
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Homemade gifts are so thoughtful, and are a great gift for the person who seems to have everything already!
10 Homemade Gifts in a Jar
Christmas is right around the corner and homemade gifts are something I want to make this year. I think they are so cute and are actually useful! We have so much stuff in our lives already, that I want to give useful and yummy gifts this year!
- Start saving your glass jars. I plan on using some empty glass jars from my groceries to make my homemade gifts in. This will keep the cost down for me, keep jars out of the landfills, and give the jars a new purpose!
- Find free labels! There are tons of free downloads for labels to make your gifts cute! Even if you don’t have a Cricut, there are a lot of printable labels to make cute gift tags for your jars. If you’re giving your homemade gifts in a jar for Christmas, then you might like some of these free printable Christmas tags and labels.
- Not just for Christmas! A lot of these ideas are focused on Christmas gifts, but homemade jar gifts can be perfect for all sorts of things not just Christmas. Teacher appreciation gifts, Grandparent’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and so many more!
1. No-Bake Chex Mix
This first one is a 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!
2. 5 Grain Pancake Mix
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. You could also make this to keep in your pantry for quicker breakfast prep!
3. Cowgirl Cookies
Cowgirl Cookies from Bakerella are yummy and make a great gift idea! I love the layers and how pristine they look. You could change the pink out for something more seasonal.
4. Cinnamon Honey Butter
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 and festive!
5. Chocolate-dipped Pretzels
Chocolate-dipped pretzels in a jar from Alice Golden. I made similar ones last year with stick pretzels and they were a huge hit! You could change the sprinkles to match other holidays, as well.
6. Salted Caramel Sauce
People will want more of this yummy salted caramel sauce from Lydi Out Loud. It is easy to make and will be a crowd-pleaser! Plus, she has a printable recipe card to go with it.
7. Fresh Peach Compote
Intelligent Domestication has a great recipe for fresh peach compote that would be wonderful on toast, ice cream, or crackers. I think your gift receiver will be glad to get this present!
8. Hot Cocoa Mix
Who doesn’t love a mug of hot cocoa on a cold, wintery day?! Elle Marie Home has a great post on how to make the hot cocoa mix and how to make them so cute!
9. Teacher Gift
Use this cute printable to make a gift for teachers and fill it with chocolate-covered cinnamon bears. I have not heard of this goodie but Love the Day raves about them!
10. Homemade Salsa
I thought we needed something on the savory side and I found this homemade salsa from I Heart Naptime. She has a cute printable to dress up your jars for gifts!
I hope this gives you some easy ideas for gifts!
Which of these homemade gifts in a jar do you think you’d like to make?
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Hi Manuela…I like your frugal Christmas gift ideas! Thanks so much for sharing them.
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says
That cinnamon honey butter sounds delicious, Manuela! I love the jars and how she decorated them, too.
Lots of good ideas – thanks for passing them along.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.
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).
Mimi Sue says
Love these ideas! I like to have neighbor gifts done by Thanksgiving. It makes December much more relaxed. Mimi
great ideas, Manuela. thanks for sharing.
Mary Ann says
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.
I like these a lot, Manuela. Great ideas!
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.
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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.
Theresa H. Roach says
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!
Lisa Lynn says
I’m planning to make some baking mixes for the holidays this year. Great ideas here! Thanks for posting 🙂
Jodie Lynch says
Awesome gift ideas. I may have the craft girls pick one to do at craft night.
Craft night sounds fun!
Carolynn "Chenille Cottage" says
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!
Brenda Kula says
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.
Thank you for sharing, they all are super cute! 🙂
The Working Home Keeper says
What great ideas! Thanks for sharing!
The Working Home Keeper
Love these ideas!