{Homemade} Gifts in a Jar – I’m Lovin’ It


Homemade gifts in a jar are a fun, frugal, and great holiday gift to share with just about any one. In past years I have made homemade Christmas gifts in a jar for girl friends, neighbors, teachers and family.

The possibilities are endless, and remember they are a great starter to build a gift basket.  For example,  start with a jar of cookie mix, and add a kitchen towel, pot holder, and spatula, or homemade vanilla along with  a batch of homemade cookies along with the recipe.  Or just add a pretty ribbon and tag and you have a simple, stylish gift!

I’ve gathered 16 great gift in a jar ideas for your holiday planning!

Gifts in a Jar


1.  Slow cooker Apple Butter @ My Baking Addiction

2. Vanilla Extract @ Bake at 350

3.  Pancake Mix @ Good Life {eats}

4.  Cowgirl Cookie Mix @ Bakerealla


5.  Cake in a Jar @ i am baker

6.  Cinnamon Honey Butter @ TidyMom

7.  Hot Chocolate Mix @ Babble

8.  Sewing Kit @ Momtastic


9.  Peppermint Stick Cocoa @ My Recipes

10.  Peppermint Zebra Icebox Cake @ Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

11.  Pumpkin Spice  @ Simple Bites

12.  Tropical Bath Tea Soak @ Flamingo Toes



13.  Quick Bread Mix @ Sunset

14.  Rosemary Mint Sugar Scrub @ Good Life {style}

15.  Chinese 5 Spice Blend @ Georgia Pellegrini

16.  Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar Scrub @ TidyMom



What a great companion to any of the gifts above!  Slip in a little note that you have pre-ordered Desserts in Jars: 50 Sweet Treats that Shine by my incredibly talented friend Shaina Olmanson …….don’t forget to grab one for your self too!


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A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

85 Responses to “{Homemade} Gifts in a Jar – I’m Lovin’ It”

  1. marla posted on December 5, 2011 at 7:31 am (#)

    Cheryl this list is amazing!! I need to check out each and every link. Here is one I did last year. Love those jars!

  2. Delishhh posted on December 5, 2011 at 3:36 pm (#)

    This is one of the best lists i have seen – love it – going to try some of these!

  3. Georgia Pellegrini posted on December 6, 2011 at 2:25 pm (#)

    Such an amazing collection! I adore gifts in jars. And thanks for including one of mine in your roundup ; )

  4. Recovering Supermom posted on December 6, 2011 at 7:45 pm (#)

    What great ideas! I like to do soup mixes, too. I’m definitely going to try one of these.

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