5 Simple DIY Mason Jar Christmas Gift Ideas


vintage gem mason jar filled with home made white and milk chocolate covered pretzels next to a blue and white snowflake garland

Do you still have a few names to check off on your Christmas shopping list?

Does the thought of shopping in this week's crowds stress you out?

We're here to help!


We've put together a list of 5 super simple do-it-yourself mason jar gift ideas to help you complete that Christmas list, and avoid all of the other last-minute shoppers.

As a bonus, these gifts are pre-wrapped because of the mason jars. You'll save yourself even more time by not having to wrap your gifts AND you'll keep wrapping paper from the landfills. Its a win all around!


Simple DIY Mason Jar Christmas Gift Ideas


Fill a mason jar with something sweet and you've got a great little gift. We filled our jars with mini candy canes, Andes chocolate mints, Life Savers and Turtles. This is a super easy DIY gift perfect for a teacher, daycare worker, or colleague.


Mason Jar Full of Candy


If you've already picked out a small gift like a body butter or chapstick, pair that with a few sweets. Add a chalkboard label to the jar lid to give it a little extra personalization.


Mason Jar Teacher Gift Ideas


Chances are you've already whipped up a batch or two of your favorite Christmas cookies. Filling a mason jar with some sweet homemade treats is a tasty addition to any gift. Perfect as a thank you gift for a host or hostess, or as an unexpected Christmas gift for your mail man! 

If you don't have anything baked yet, chocolate covered pretzels are a quick and easy treat to whip up.

How to Make Chocolate Covered Pretzels

  1. In a small bowl microwave chocolate melting wafers or chocolate chips. Be sure to stir the chocolate periodically and don't over heat.
  2. Dip pretzels into the melted chocolate and then lay on parchment paper to dry.
  3. Drizzle on another kind of chocolate, or sprinkle crushed candy canes on top to add a little more festive flare!
  4. Once the chocolate has dried, layer in a mason jar!


Homemade chocolate covered pretzels in a mason jar


Fill a mason jar with your favorite homemade hot chocolate mix. Here are a few of the recipes we've got on our list to test out this holiday season:

Layer each ingredient for a unique look, or mix up a big batch of your favorite hot cocoa mix and top with extra chocolate chips, marshmallows, skor bits or candy canes pieces for a little extra treat!


DIY Hot Chocolate Mix in a Jar


Last, but not least, we're sharing our secret recipe for the most PERFECT decorative SNOW! 


Mason Jar Merchant Recipe for Perfect Decorative Snow


This is the same snow that we use in our vintage decorative Christmas mason jars (sold only at local markets and stockists!) and in our mini bottle Christmas ornaments. This is the first time we've shared this secret recipe and we can't wait to see how you put it to use!




Create your own mason jar Christmas scenes with this glittery snow! Use hot glue to glue a Christmas tree, figurine or toy car (really whatever your heart desires!) to the bottom of a mason jar and then fill with as much snow as you like! Seal with a mason jar lid and your gift is ready to deliver!


If you want to get even more creative, check out our Mason Jar DIY Pinterest Board for more ideas!

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