Make Your Own Unique Gifts in a Jar

How to make cute and cozy Christmas gifts in a jar

Share a little happiness with these DIY Mason jar gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list. From friends and family to neighbors, co-workers, and even your kid’s teacher.

Mason jar gifts are unique, practical, and fun holiday gifts that are easy for busy moms to get done fast. Get ready to spread some holiday cheer with these DIY Mason jar gifts you can personalize using our free customizable design templates and Avery Design & Print Online software.

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Supplies for making Mason jar gifts

  • Canning jars with lids
  • Round or oval printable labels
  • Printable gift tags with strings
  • Decorations: Ribbon, string, twine or yarn, burlap, etc.
  • Fillings for your Mason jar gifts
Sets of jars decorated with Avery labels and filled with brightly colored ingredients for creating festive scents and savory soups

Nothing says “home for the holidays” like the scent of pine and bellies full of hearty winter soup. Send your friends and family Mason jar gifts that evoke nostalgic sense memories. 

Cozy Mason jar gifts that feel like home

Sending cozy vibes is always welcomed during the holiday season, but even more so if you have loved ones that can’t make it home this year. Mason jar gifts that capture the scent of Christmas or the taste of a hearty soup on a cold winter day can help your friends and family feel at home wherever they are.

Christmas in a Jar stove potpourri


  • 3 sprigs of fresh pine
  • 3 sticks cinnamon
  • 1 mandarin sliced
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons whole cloves


  1. Add all ingredients to your Mason jar
  2. Apply the Christmas in a Jar Label to the front
  3. Apply the instructions label to the back

Use these templates:
Christmas in a Jar Label (Front)
Christmas in a Jar Label (Back)
On these labels: 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ Square Kraft Brown Labels (94104)

Hearty five bean soup Mason jar gift


  • 24 ounce Mason jar
  • Plastic re-sealable bag
  • 1/2 cup green lentils
  • 1/2 cup yellow split peas
  • 1/2 cup pinto beans
  • 1/2 cup great northern beans
  • 1/2 cup red kidney beans
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 2 tablespoons dehydrated onion
  • 1 tablespoons dehydrated garlic
  • 4 cubes of organic vegetable bouillon
  • 2 bay leaves


  1. Add 1/2 cup of red kidney beans to your Mason jar, gently tap to settle contents
  2. Repeat with each additional four types of beans
  3. Combine all seasonings in a bowl and mix well
  4. Print or write out the cooking instructions on a half-sheet of paper,* roll it up and push it down into the beans
  5. Fill plastic re-sealable bag with seasonings, tuck into the top of the jar
  6. Cover the lid with burlap and decorate with a string or twine
  7. Decorate the front of your Mason jar gift with a label

*Cooking instructions:

  1. Rinse beans in a strainer
  2. Combine beans and 6 cups water, bring to a boil
  3. Turn off heat and let stand for 1 hour
  4. Repeat rinsing beans in strainer
  5. Add beans back to pot with 7 cups water
  6. Add seasoning mix and 14 ounces canned diced tomatoes
  7. Bring to boil
  8. Reduce heat, let simmer for 1 hour.

Use this template: Five Bean Soup Labels
On these labels: 2″ x 3-1/3″ Glossy White Oval Labels (By the package: 22820 / By the sheet: 94506)

Red and white modern contemporary rustic display with a cocoa Mason jar gift made using Avery templates for Avery labels next to a Chex Mix gift in a jar made with Avery templates and printable gift tags

It’s the most snack-able time of the year! Send Mason jar gifts full of the festive treats your family and friends love most.

Yummy Mason jar gifts for holiday treats

Cookie mix in a jar, festive colored holiday candies, different types of seasonal teas and trail mix blends are all great gift in a jar options. Here’s a couple yummy Mason jar gift ideas with matching templates so all you have to do is print them out and fill the jars.

Hot cocoa Mason jar gift


  • Classic hot cocoa mix
  • Marshmallows
  • Optional: White hot cocoa mix, candy cans or other toppers


  1. Fill the Mason jar three quarters of the way with powdered hot cocoa mix (Optional: layer in different flavors of hot cocoa mix)
  2. Fill with marshmallows to the top (Optional: leave room to garnish with crushed candy canes or other toppers)
  3. Decorate the lid with ribbon, yarn, twine or string
  4. Apply your Mason jar gift label to the front of the jar

Use this template: Festive Peppermint Stripe Labels
On these labels: 2″ Round Glossy White Labels (By the package: 22807 / By the sheet: 94501)

Chex-ing his list Mason jar gift



  1. Simply fill your Mason jar with the mix
  2. Attach your Mason jar gift tag with the string
  3. Cover with a pretty ribbon tied in a bow

Use this template: Red and White Holiday Tags
On these gift tags: 2″ x 3-1/2″ Printable Tags with Strings (22802)

A wooden box with three tub tea blends in glass jars resting on crinkle cut filler paper and a chic jar filled with small beauty gifts labeled with customized Avery templates

Give your loved ones a little TLC with self-care jar gifts. From soaking to polishing, these beauty and grooming gifts are all about feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Merry “Me Time” Mason jar gifts for self-care

Crisp winter winds, cozy warm heaters and lots of staying indoors can be lovely during the holidays, but they’re also a recipe for dry winter skin and cracked cuticles. Give your loved ones beauty and grooming themed Mason jar gifts so they can relax, refresh and pamper themselves at home.

Tub tea Mason jar gift set


  • Epsom salts
  • Pink Himalayan salt
  • Powdered milk
  • Chamomile tea and dried petals
  • Dried rose petals and rose tea
  • Dried lavender
  • 3 Mason jars
  • Disposable tea bags
  • Optional: small wooden scoops and crinkle cut gift filler


  1. Since you’ll be making 3 separate tub tea blends, set out all three jars in front of you
  2. Add about an inch of Epsom salts to each jar, gently tap to settle the contents
  3. Repeat to add an inch of powdered milk to each jar
  4. Sprinkle a light layer (about half an inch) of Chamomile tea and petals in one jar
  5. Repeat with lavender in the next jar and the rose petals and rose tea in the last jar
  6. Repeat steps 2-5 until you have about an inch left at the top
  7. Label each Mason jar according to blend and add a tag with instructions
  8. Optional: Add 5-10 tea bag pouches and wooden scoops to complete the gift

Use this template: Tub Tea Blend Labels
On this label: 2″ x 2″ Square White Labels (By the package: 22806 / By the sheet: 94107)

Mani-pedi Mason jar gift


  • Nail polish
  • Top coat
  • Nail clippers
  • File or emery boards
  • Toe separator
  • Optional: cuticle cream, mini bottle of polish remover and cotton balls


  • Fill your mason jar with all “ingredients”
  • Optional: top off with cotton balls
  • Add a festive label to complete your nail-care Mason jar gift

Use this template: Merry & Bright Labels
On these labels: 2″ Round Glossy White Labels (By the package: 22807 / By the sheet: 94501)

Try another easy project for the holidays

Explore Christmas projects you can do at home with free Avery templates and printable tags, cards or labels. Pick one to complement your Mason jar gifts, for example wrapping tips or making your own holiday cards. Or treat yourself and try something totally new!