20 Creative DIY Christmas Gifts in a Jar

Join the jar revolution, and find your own thoughtful homemade Christmas gifts this holiday season. We’ve assembled some of the best Christmas jar gifts on the planet, so you can be sure the recipient will be happy with what they’ve received.

Everything in a Jar

This is a trio of jars that shows you how to give them “everything” all in jars. There’s a jar full of energy, a jar full of refreshment, and a jar for pampering. You’ll have all of their bases covered, and they walk you through the contents of each jar so you can replicate them exactly.

Salted Caramel Sauce in a Jar

This rich, creamy caramel sauce is great for dipping apples into during the crisp winter months. It’s a sweet treat that is sure to make a great gift for anyone that loves the taste of caramel, or a good gift to make multiples of and hand out to a larger group of people.

Detox Bath in a Jar

Give them the gift of relaxation, all in the convenient packaging of a jar. The ingredients themselves are easy enough to find, and she’s made a few slight modifications of the recipe from an earlier version. With this one it’s all about the packaging, so be sure you spend time making the tag look nice.

S’mores in a Jar

Anytime is a good time for S’mores, and this jar brings this classic campfire treat indoors with a recipe and ingredients so they’ll have everything they need for success. These turn out extra cute when you use Teddy Graham style graham crackers as shown. The recipe card lets them know exactly how to make them.

Cinnamon Honey Butter in a Jar

This honey butter is seasoned with cinnamon to give it a unique taste they probably haven’t had before. Like any gift you give in a jar you’ll want to dress it up so that it looks as nice as possible, and here they’re using a bit of ribbon and a sprig of holly to make it very festive.

Brownie Mix in a Jar

There’s nothing like the smell of brownies baking, or diving mouth first into an ooey gooey brownie fresh from the oven.

These are some deluxe brownies, with three different types of chocolate chips, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and white chocolate, as well as cocoa powder for good measure.

Christmas In a Jar

Here’s an interesting potpourri mix that is designed to conjure up the scents of the season all in one jar. It’s an assembly of fruit, herbs, and spices that they’re supposed to cook over the stove to release the aroma of Christmas and breathe in the smells to relive that Christmas cheer.


Hot Chocolate in a Jar and Baileys

This jar comes with plenty of hot chocolate powder and marshmallows, and has a little something extra to pour in. Hot cocoa will warm them up this holiday season, and a bit of Baileys will warm them up even more. They call this a naughty but nice beverage and it’s easy to make.

Banana Bread in a Jar

Banana bread is comfort food, and what better way to package it than in a jar. Rather than bake the bread and then try to jam it into the jars, it gets baked right in the jar so it is ready to go as soon as it cools and gets a lid. As far as DIY Christmas gifts go, this one is easy for you, yummy for them, a win-win for sure!

Nutcracker Jar Toppers

These jar toppers have a distinctive holiday look to them because they feature nutcrackers, which brings to mind The Nutcracker ballet and the Christmas season. The great thing about the jars is that you can fill them with just about anything, with popcorn and candy being just one serving suggestion.

Peppermint Brownies in a Jar

Regular brownies are nice, but during the holidays it’s always fun to incorporate aspects of Christmas into ordinary items. These brownies have the peppermint flavor of candy canes added to them, so they’ll get cool minty flavor along with the classic chocolate taste of brownies. The labels are included to make this look fantastic.

Quick Bread in a Bottle

Homemade bread is delicious, but can be a real pain to make. This jar simplifies that by putting all of the required ingredients in one place, and breaking down the directions into simple steps. In no time they’ll be able to have a warm loaf of bread all compliments of you.

Mocha Cocoa in a Jar

This gift is not only great for those that like hot chocolate, but also for coffee lovers. That’s because it’s primarily hot cocoa, but with espresso powder mixed in to give it that caffeine kick. A great way for them to stay awake and alert while losing themselves in a warm mug of cocoa.

Gift Card Snow Globe

Giving a gift card can be anticlimactic for the recipient, so here’s a way to make it special for them, and something they’ll remember receiving. It’s basically a glittery snowglobe, with the card acting as the main attraction. Don’t worry, you won’t be ruining the card by getting it wet.

Toffee Blondies in a Jar

These toffee blondies are sure to make their mouths water, and all they have to do is whip up them according to the directions. The recipe uses yummy Heath bar chips so they’ll turn out tasting great, and when presented in a jar they look like a lot of fun to make, all nicely layered.

Cowgirl Christmas Cookies in a Jar

These cowgirls cookies are pretty great because they have been time tested and approved by people that have tried them before. They look sharp because they come with a label which makes them look professionally made, even though they are easy to make. Your secret is safe with us on this one.

Snow Globe Jar

This snow globe features a snowman as the centerpiece, but they also have plenty of other snow globes for you to try. They end up looking like real snow globes that you’d buy in the store, except they’re made with jars and other common arts and crafts materials.

Cupcake in a Jar

We all love cupcakes, so this is a no brainer gift because you end up getting a cupcake right in a jar, and you can eat it right from the container. The coloration on these cupcakes is also great, a nice festive red, so all you need is some green bow make it complete.

Oatmeal Scotchies In A Jar

This jar puts the entire recipe for oatmeal Scotchies cookies right in a jar, so all they will have to do is follow the instructions and the next thing they’ll know they’ll have a fresh batch of yummy cookies ready and waiting. It’s a nice break from the standard chocolate chip or sugar cookies.

Snowmen Hot Cocoa in a Jar

This hot cocoa mix is really cute because the marshmallows are actually made to look like snowman heads. You don’t actually have to be an artist to make the snowman heads, you just need a specific type of writing utensil that is food safe.

Simply follow the design as seen on the picture, and don’t be afraid to make a few yummy mistakes.

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