Gift giving is a tricky business. It can lead to extremely elevated levels of stress. And as we know from Bartok from Anastasia, “stress, it’s a killer.” Instead of worrying your way through gift-giving, try this: take a jar. Any jar, really. Fill it. Still confused? Check out these amazing ideas for how to give the perfect gift…all in a jar!
The Frugal Girls go first. Their recipe details exactly what you need to make this jar look adorable, including instructions for the gift-recipient.
Alphabet soup in a jar from HannaFord. The layers make it look appetizing and the attached recipe will make a tired mom cry of joy.
This is a gift I would like to get. From Moody Mooch, peppermint sugar scrub can fit into a jar, and what an awesome creative experience!
From Gifts U Can Make, this one will have everyone in tears. Fill a jar with happy thoughts for a beloved friend.
From Southern State of Mind, this jar is for a “girl’s night out.” Makes me smile just to think about it. Includes tissues, of course.
This gift is a gorgeous one. From Bree, make a jar into a snowglobe! Without the snow, obviously.
From Angie, put all the materials in a jar for a little sock puppet! What a fun gift, both to make and to receive!
Kimberly thought to make giveable s’mores. I want it. I want so much of this. S’mores in a jar. Delicious.
How about this fun sugar-cookie kit inspired by Jillee? Fill it with all the supplies needed and include an invitation for a night together, or simply instructions for a family to make cookies together.
Listotic created this bad boy, and I’m enchanted. A mommy survival kit is definitely needed by every mom. Fill it with all the things you think a mom needs.
Here’s a recipe from Lori that will leave your mouth watering and your taste buds screaming with joy. I think the recipient will feel the same. 🙂
I never would have thought of this. From Jasmin, pizza in a jar. The recipe and tutorial is easy, and look how delicious it looks! Anyone would be overjoyed to receive this! (me, someone bring it to me!)
From Eileen, a jar filled with the ingredients for oatmeal cookies is a very happy jar. This is a great gift for any occasion.
My Frugal Adventures came up with this idea which I just love: house aroma jars! Liven up the smell of your house, not with a candle but with a homemade recipe put in a jar.
I want to cry just looking at this red velvet cupcake jar from Rubyellen. Delicious beyond compare but also such a pretty layout!
Here’s a fun idea from Katie–homemade mint sugar scrub! The tutorial is easy and it is the perfect gift!
Who knew you could make your own laundry detergent? I definitely did not know that. Natalie, on the other hand, did. And she made it. And put it in a jar. And now you can too!
This idea from Storyboard Wedding blew me away. Fill a jar with a personal little garden. This is charming and very unique.
From Good Housekeeping, this is a soup recipe that will awaken the senses of anyone with taste buds. Put it in a jar for instant success.
From BA Food Marriage Blog, a recipe for train mix cookies in a jar. Attach the recipe to the lid and fill the jar with all of the ingredients. Smile, and enjoy the results.