Five Ways to Transform Ordinary Jars into Unique Gifts

Never underestimate the jar. These versatile containers can be used to store, display, organize and most of all, gift! And the neat thing about jars is they can be transformed over and over again. Here are five ways you can upcycle an ordinary jar into an unforgettable gift by adding embellishments and personalized Avery Labels and Tags.

The Wedding Favor


Charm wedding guests with a token of appreciation they’ll adore. Wedding favor jars make great takeaways, and can be tied in with your wedding theme. For instance, think of homemade jars of jam or specialty butter for a rustic or country wedding, jars of bath sea salts or seashells for a beach theme, or succulents to enhance the décor of an outdoor wedding. Just fill the jars and use labels customized with the bride and groom’s name (or initials) and the wedding date and trim with decorative ribbon.

The Housewarming Gift


Treat new homeowners with a jar filled with all the essentials to keep their place clean and sparkling. Now there’s no need for them to immediately dig through boxes in search of cleaning supplies. Fill your housewarming gift with everything from cleaning solutions and sponges to dishtowels and decorative soaps. For the finishing touch, add a personalized label or tag addressed from your home to theirs.

The Vacation Keepsake


Have you ever collected rocks or pinecones during your trip only to return home and not know where to put them? Now you can store your vacation memories in a jar and make it an amazing memento for a family member or friend of the wonderful trip you took together. Use a label or tag to mark the date and place of your getaway. This unique jar can become a conversation piece in your living room or a nostalgic treasure to brighten up your workplace.

The Dog Treats Jar


Gift a dog owner and pet with this little jar of happiness. Although dogs may not know how to open the sealed jar, once they know what’s inside they’ll recognize it as their favorite jar in the house. Package homemade treats inside a food-safe container, wrap with ribbon and add a label personalized with the dog’s name. The label can also display the “made on” date so little Lola can enjoy the freshest of nibbles.

The Food-in-a-Jar


DIY food-in-a-jar kits are easy to store and ready to make whenever the urge for homemade goodies strikes. Add the dry ingredients inside a clean, food-safe container and print directions right on the personalized label or tag. Complete the gift with decorative ribbon and to/from tag.

Raise the bar when it comes to gifts in jars! Whether you’re making one or many, these personalized jars make thoughtful gifts that are easy to put together. Customize Avery labels and tags with free design templates on avery.com/print, and create a unique gift your recipients will always remember.