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The anatomy of a Jar Gift + 20 Awesome Gift Ideas

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Have you ever put together a jar gift?  If you have you may be like me and are now completely addicted to gifting items in a jar.  They are just so darn cute!  And versatile!  

You can put just about any small gift in a jar, create a fabulous theme, and personalize it for almost anyone. After much gift giving I came up with a pretty full-proof strategy that I am sharing with you!

Ready for it, The anatomy of a Jar Gift!

A one page FREE printable just for you! Plus I’m sharing 20 amazing ideas below.

20 Mason Jar Gift Ideas. Plus, a free download to help you create the perfect mason jar gift every time.

Yes a guide {or cheat sheet if you will} to creating the perfect gift in a jar.  Want to get your hands on this gem?  It is absolutely free to my email subscribers.  Just sign up to receive periodic emails from me related to Creative Ramblings and I’ll give you access to The Anatomy of a Jar Gift.

Download the anatomy of a jar gift guide here

Here’s a little peek to wet your whistle.

Every gift starts with a theme, here are a couple of themes to choose from.  Pick any theme, then choose a gift type, and you are on your way to a fabulous gift.  Be sure to sign up and get access to my free guide with the rest of the details.

Many Uses for Mason Jar Lids

Themes to start creating the perfect gift in a jar.


  • Christmas
  • New Year
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Easter
  • Memorial Day/Independence Day/ Patriotic
  • Halloween
  • Thanksgiving
  • Mother’s Day
  • Father’s Day
  • Grandparents Day

Special Occasions

  • Wedding and/or shower
  • Baby and/or shower
  • Birthday
  • Get well
  • Anniversary
  • Congratulations (graduation, promotions etc.)
  • Teacher/end of school year
  • Back to School
  • Thank you
  • Just because


  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter

Gift Type

  • Pampering
  • Food and Drink
  • Survival Kits
  • Hobby

Just pick a theme and a type and you are on your way.  For example, a sewing themed Christmas jar, or a drink mix for the bride to be.  So many possibilities!

Here are some of my favorite gifts in a jar from some fabulous bloggers.  Be sure to click through to visit the full post and see how they put these gifts together.

Mason Jar Christmas Gift Ideas

Mason Jar Christmas Gift from Polka dot Chair

Thankful for Friends like You Gift Idea - CUTE!

Cake Batter Snickerdoodles Gift from lil’ luna


Friendly Valentine Candy Jar from Creative Ramblings

Mason Jar Wedding Kit from a casarella

Mason Jar College Survival Kit from View from the Ridge

Fourth Of July Mason Jar Gift

Fouth of July Craft:  A Gift in a Jar from The Gunny Sack

Gifts In A Jar

Gifts in a Jar from One Good Thing by Jillee

cookie jar label

Mason Jar Cookie Gift from Creative Ramblings

Chili in a jar gift from Pick n Save

Chili in a jar from Creative Ramblings

Hot chocolate in a jar with a free gift tag - fun neighbor gift! -

Have a Cup of Cheer from No Biggie

diy handsoap in a mason jar

DIY Handsoap Gift from The Happier Homemaker


DIY Christmas Gift; Detox Bath in a Jar from My Crazy Blessed Life

Homemade Sugar Scrub from Tidy Mom

PLAY BALL Mason Jar Gift - Mad in Crafts

Play Ball Mason Jar Gift from Mad in Crafts

Mason Jar Cocktail Gift from Something Turquoise

These bubbling bath salts are such and easy homemade gift idea. Change the color to match the season. Put them in a mason jar for a simple, lovely gift. #DIY

Lavender Bubbling Bath Salts from Simply Shellie

Want to put together the perfect jar gift every time?  Get access to your free copy of The Anatomy of a Jar Gift.  An easy to follow guide to help you create a stunning gift every time.  

Find more Mason Jar Gift Ideas below.

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Barbara McGinnis

Friday 24th of January 2020

Trying to find prompt to print the label for S’more Love gift tag for mason jar for valentine gift. Could you help me find the print button for it.


Tuesday 28th of January 2020

Hi Barbara, I actually don't have that tag available as a printable. I took some time to try and locate it but I no longer have it saved. I used a free account with PicMonkey to create it. Sorry I can't be of more help.

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Thursday 11th of June 2015

Great gift ideas, Sarah! I have two nieces that are turning 21 this week, that mason jar cocktail gift would be perfect! Pinned!

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