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Great Gift Ideas

Here are 12 festive, fun gift-in-jar ideas that you can make before the holidays this year. Wrap for under the tree, stuff in stockings, or bring to your upcoming gift swap! What will you be making and sharing this holiday season? For more inspirational ideas, visit our Pinterest page. Happy Holidays!

Car in Jar Snow Globe
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Car in Jar Snow Globe

These small DIY snow globes evoke the 1950s with Christmas trees fastened atop vintage matchbox cars. Using a 16-ounce Ball Collection Elite Jar, faux snow, and holiday colored twine, you can transform an empty glass into a seasonal holiday scene. 

Krusteaz Pancake Mix in a Jar
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Krusteaz Pancake Mix in a Jar

Food gifts are a favorite to both give and receive. Easily layer your favorite pancake mix (you can also use cookie or muffin mix), with delicious add-ins like nuts, chocolate chips, or dried fruit, and top off with a decorative ribbon and tag.

Mason Jar Winter Scene Décor
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Mason Jar Winter Scene Décor

Purchasing seasonal holiday décor for your home can be expensive. Perfect for someone in a new home or apartment, these dioramas of crafty winter scenes look adorable on a mantelpiece or countertop, and are a nice hostess gift, too! 

Ball Jar Christmas Ornaments
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Ball Jar Christmas Ornaments

Many families have the tradition of buying a new ornament each year for their tree. Try making your own this year using small four-ounce Ball quilted jelly jars. Filled with a glittery votive candle, these are sure to sparkle and shine when hanging.

Poinsettias in Blue Mason Jars
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Poinsettias in Blue Mason Jars

Using blue Heritage Collection pint jars and bright red poinsettias, you can create a stunning centerpiece in no time. Use these at home when entertaining or give as gifts to this year’s holiday hosts or even colleagues to bring cheer to their office desks.

Black Walnut Orange Sauce
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Black Walnut Orange Sauce

For the food lover in your life, try creating this sweet and nutty sauce enhanced with maple syrup and spiced rum for a special kick. Pairing beautifully with crackers, cheese, or even pound cakes, this can be a part of an entire homemade food basket.

Homemade Play Dough
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Homemade Play Dough

Play Dough is a fantastic gift for kids. This homemade version won’t dry out and doesn’t make a mess, sticking together through various shapes and forms. You can even customize it by making white glitter snowball or green peppermint versions! 

Holiday Card and Photo Tree
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Holiday Card and Photo Tree

If you’re looking to give a more personalized gift, try making your own photo tree. A fun departure from the traditional photo frame, this gift uses a Ball jar, lid, wire, ribbon, and assorted candy or jingle bells for a creative picture stand. 

Mason Jar Cookie Jar
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Mason Jar Cookie Jar

Cookies are a delicious and much-loved gift for the holidays on their own. Stack them in a tall pint-and-a-half jar for a more appealing presentation and accompany with a festive ribbon or topper!

Loves to Bake Gift
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Loves to Bake Gift

For the baker on your list, bundle up kitchen essentials and place in a quart jar to make their next recipe a breeze. Fill with measuring cups, cupcake liners, and cookie cutters, and even include your own recipe card for an added personalized touch. 

Sweet Treats Gift
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Sweet Treats Gift

Wish family and friends a “sweet” holiday but filling a quart jar with candy kisses and other chocolate delights. This is super simple and affordable when you have a lot of people on your Christmas list.

Santa Hat Candy Jar
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Santa Hat Candy Jar

Make your own tabletop Santa by topping a short mason jar with the classic red and white hat. Complete with a black belt wrapped around the middle and fill with your choice of candy or bells. 

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