Mason Jar Gift Giving Ideas

This month, we're inspired by the notion that homemade is best. And since mason jars have taken center stage at so many celebrations of late, we're using them to show you how easy it is to create a homemade gift. 

We're stuffing them with delicious desserts and spiked sips, crafting centerpieces, and even turning them into clever home decor. Best of all, these jars lend themselves so easily to holding the perfect personalized gift.


  • We're big fans of homemade gifts because they offer so much opportunity to get creative and give someone we love something more personal. From treats to cocktails to marinades, there's no limit to what you can pop into a mason jar and gift.

  • Dessert recipes like raspberry brownies in a jar are the perfect edible gift to give to the foodie in your life who has a sweet tooth. We've rounded up our favorite jarred desserts to make and gift.

  • We're not limiting food gifts to sweets. Flavored butters and spiked marinades are also edible mason jar gifts everyone can use.

  • Mason jar cocktails are also on our gift list! Paired with your friend or family member's favorite bottle, it's a fun way to gift a classic present in a new way.

  • Customized labels will further personalize your mason jar gift and the crafty ribbon from the crate will add a rustic flourish to your jar, too!

  • Want to customize your mason jar even further? Check out this simple craft project to embellish your homemade gift even more. We've also got some simple tips to add a personal touch to any gift - not just mason jars!

  • Mason jar gifts don't have to be edible either. Crafty projects like our DIY dipped centerpieces are pretty and sure to please a recipient. Check out all 13 mason jar crafts we're excited to hand out!

  • Tags and labels are essential to any present. Skip those generic labels stacked on the store shelf and write out your own or use our 20 custom creations available for free download.

  • Finally, if you're not passing out a mason jar, think about wrapping your gift without the generic wrapping paper from the drugstore, too. We used tissue paper and our ribbon to give these gifts a crisp, natural and festive look for a lot less.

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