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10 Brilliantly Creative Mason Jar Gifts For Every Occasion

These inexpensive gift ideas presented in mason jars are genius solutions for birthday parties, holidays, and all other special moments.

Courtesy Classy Clutter

You want to: Pamper someone you love.

The gift: Spa in a jar
To treat a hardworking friend or loved one, fill a mason jar with compact spa treats such as cotton balls, a sleeping mask, nail clippers, nail polish, or a prepackaged face mask, and throw in a few chocolate kisses or candies for some extra sweet pampering! The blog Classy Clutter has an adorable example.

Courtesy Mason Jar Crafts Love

You want to: Thank someone for hosting you

The gift: Memories in a jar
After a sun-filled weekend at your friend’s beach house, show your thanks by pouring sand or rocks into a mason jar, then fill the space with photos, seashells, and other collectibles from your weekend. No beaches? No problem. Fill the jar with amusement park tickets or coins from a trip abroad. This imaginative idea comes from Mason Jar Crafts Love.

Courtesy The Gunny Sack

You want to: Tell someone you love their baking.

The gift: Kitchen in a jar
What do muffin liners, mini cookie cutters, and measuring spoons have in common? They can fit inside a mason jar! Show thanks to the person always giving you baked goods by filling a mason jar with kitchen goodies (perhaps they’ll use them to bring you more treats?). Decorate this mason jar gift from the blog The Gunny Sack with twine or stickers for added charm.

Courtesy Mom 4 Real

You want to: Make a housewarming gift

The gift: Plant in a jar
Welcome a new neighbor with a small mason jar plant you can carry across the street. Choose a plant that can later be planted in a new backyard, or opt for a low-maintenance succulent. The blog Mom4Real explains how to use your green thumb for this fresh gift. These gifts are excellent for teen girls. 

Courtesy Ella and Annie Blog

You want to: Congratulate a mom-to-be!

The gift: Survival kit in a jar
Help an expectant mama by filling a mason jar with those little things she may not know she’ll need: Advil, wet wipes, brightening eye cream, breath mints, bandages, lip balm, instant coffee packs, or perhaps a bit of chocolate. The blog Ella and Annie shares her go-to Mommy mason jar items.

Courtesy Alabama Slacker Mama

You want to: Show someone you care.

The gift: Notes in a jar
Know someone who could use a pick-me-up? This heartwarming craft will remind them just how special they are. Write all the little things you appreciate about them on strips of paper, and fill a jar with the sweet notes. Blogger Alabama Slacker Mama describes how she wrote 76 notes for her mother’s 76th birthday (yes: tears were involved!).

Courtesy Raising Up Rubies

You want to: Say have a great summer!

The gift: Sunshine in a jar
This mason jar gift from the blog Raising Up Rubies includes bright and cheery items perfect for the summer season. From sunscreen to fruity body wash, this jar is a great treat for that friend or loved one heading out on a long summer vacation. 

Courtesy 504 Main

You want to: Say happy anniversary!

The gift: Date in a Jar
Can a date: It’s a great way to guarantee you spend time together on a special day. Fill a jar with items for the day: a gift card to a restaurant, a ticket to a concert, or sunscreen for a boating trip. Need more inspiration? The blog 504 Main put together a creative mini-golfing date jar that is borderline genius.

Courtesy Angie via The Country Chic Cottage

You want to: Thank a teacher

The gift: Gumballs in a jar
This cute gift is a great way to show your child’s teacher you are grateful for his or her work. If you’re feeling creative, coordinate the gumball colors to match school colors. This idea from The Country Chic Cottage is a fun and easy project to do with your kids.

Courtesy Must Have Mom

You want to: Congratulate a grad

The gift: Money in a jar
New grads will love this unique mason jar present (especially the dollars waiting inside) from the blog MustHaveMom. Grab your hot glue gun and get crafting.

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