12 Homemade Gifts {In A Jar}

This year, I’m doing all I can to give homemade and handmade gifts. Whether I make gifts or if I buy them from handmade shops, it’s the the mindset that I have this year. There are so many creative, meaningful gifts that you can give in jars. From yummy eats and crafts to bath salts…the possibilities are quite endless and the cost of homemade gifts is often far less than ready-made gifts.

12 Homemade Gifts In A Jar

These homemade gifts ideas are sure to inspire you to create your own versions to give to family, friends, teachers and neighbors!

12 Homemade Gifts {In A Jar}

Sugar Scrub 8

Amazing DIY Sugar Scrub with whatever scent you desire.

homemade gift

You can buy granola already in the jar or make my easy homemade granola, put it in jars and decorate!


Everyone loves s’mores, so make your own version and make someone’s day amazing!

homemade bread in a jar

This chocolate chip oatmeal bread is so easy to put together. And I love the milk bottle touch!

homemade gift sewing kit

Be still my crafting heart…a sewing kit in a jar! {swoon}

homemade bath fizzies

Make bath fizzies for a lady in your life who could use some relaxation!

homemade gift in a jar

I could use some of this Peppermint Stick Cocoa right this very minute! Isn’t it pretty too?!

trail mix recipe

The Ultimate Trail Mix is perfect for anyone who loves yogurt or oatmeal…and maybe even ice cream!

homemade cookie in a jar

Give a jar full of ingredients for a Holiday Candy Cookie. The printable label is cute too! Yum!

homemade jams and jellies

Homemade jellies and jams make memorable and delicious gifts.

toffee bars in a jar

I can’t get over how easy these Toffee Blondie Bars look. Wow!


Spiced tea also makes a wonderful homemade gift in a jar.

Have you ever given a gift in a jar before? What is your favorite?

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  1. Love each and every idea here!!!
    I’m all about the homemade/handmade gifts this year, as well! Actually, I have been knitting consistently for the past few weeks making scarves and hats for each of the members in the family!
    Last year I made baskets for each family group which included homemade hot chocolate and cookies!
    Thanks for some great “new” ideas for this year!

  2. I have always wanted to make the gifts in the jar but just never have. I think for my single friends I am going to give the peppermint stick cocoa or maybe bath fizzies and for familys I am going to give the choc. chip oatmeal bread:) Are the jars expensive? Where’s the best places to look for the jars?

  3. We like to give homemade {American} goodies to the people that serve us in our neighborhood here in Ukraine. It’s novel to them to both taste our baking and to have someone gift them something “just because.” I’ve been praying for two ladies in particular at our little grocery and hope to be able to share Christ with them this Christmas.

  4. I love all these and I want to make some this year. Great gifts!

  5. Lots of great ideas Myra!! thanks for sharing my sugar scrubs!

  6. Those are great ideas.
    Each year we make Peppermint Bark.
    Fun to make – disappears too quickly!

  7. Im planning on making something in a jar for the ladies at work this year. Possibly the cocoa because it looks so pretty but would be useful too. My husband and I recently made a bath scrub in a jar consisting of lemon, sugar and salt. It was very simple and made two jars full and smells amazing. We got the idea off of pinterest. Plus it’s normally stuff you already have in your kitchen! We’ve just been Saving the jars he has his honey in to reuse them.

  8. Each one of these looks awesome. Now I have to figure out which one to make! We’re having a big family celebration on the 24th and I want to take some jars for my aunts and uncles.
    Thanks for the list of ideas!

  9. Great Gift ideas!!!!! Love it Love it Love it!!!!!

  10. @Myra, I cover the lids by glue material on them or spray paint them!

  11. I am also making spice jars for gifts. I made chili-seasoning and fajita seasoning and might also make some seasoning powder (no salt)

  12. This is a fabulous collection, Myra. Great ideas for anyone – and easy too. Thanks!

  13. Yummy gifts, beautifully presented, inexpensive…what more could we ask for? Thanks!

  14. Some great ideas. I did a similar post at http://www.nzecochick.com/2011/11/christmas-ideas.html
    I’ve added your list to this post. Thanks for the new ideas. Madeleine.

  15. These are such great ideas, thanks!

    I gave homemade gifts in a jar a number of times to friends and family, mostly: jam, body scrub and bath salts. I might just do the same this year to those I haven’t surprised with this kind of homemade gifts and go with handmade for the rest.

    Love the reactions a heartfelt homemade/handmade gift receives!

  16. So many Great ideas!! Would love it if you would share this at my new You’re Sew creative’ party going on right now!! I’ve also got some great giveaways this week, too!

  17. Thank you so much for sharing all these supercool ideas!
    Found you through TCB. Cheers!

  18. awesome roundup! I love gifts in a jar!

  19. We received 2 jars and a bag of granola and no recipe for Christmas. One jar is a quart of sweet tasting but looking like flour but not as white. Other jar is glass pourable jar with glass stopper and liquid that smells like apple something and is apricot color and then the bag of yummy granola – any ideas for a recipe?

  20. My email in my question about 2 jars and a bag of granola was wrong p this one is correct.

  21. Love these ideas. How long will the cocoa, almonds, and tea last in the jars before going ‘stale’?

  22. Kat Streff says:

    For anyone wondering we’re to purchase bulk jars, try saveoncrafts.com. I ordered a lot of stuff from th for my wedding four years ago and loved it! And I JUST ordered a dozen jars for 20$! They usually pack this stuff realllllly well too! I remember being mesmerized that all of my glass vases came individually in a 20 in cubed box! No broken glass for me!! Good luck everyone!


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