30 Mason Jar Christmas Gift Ideas!

It’s that time of year when are thoughts drift into preparing for the Christmas holidays. Why not dig out them old mason jars from the back of the cupboard and use them to make some lovely personalised gifts.

Mason jars can make some fabulous presents anytime of year, however you can make them extra special at Christmas time. To help get you started I have scoured the Internet to find 30 of the best Mason jar Christmas gift ideas to share with you. You can either copy these ideas or use them as inspiration for your own take on a gift in a jar!

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30 Mason jar Christmas gift ideas – Sweet gifts

Everyone loves to recieve some sweet treats at Christmas! Fill some jars with some some colourful sweets or chocolates and then decorate with Christmas themed ribbons and some personalised labels. If feeling extra crafty why not turn the lids into a typical Christmas scene or snow globe like the ones below.

Mason jar snow globe

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For more details Smart School House

Santa and Elf candy jars

Holiday Candy Jars Homemade Gift Idea MakeItFunCrafts

Source – Chica Circle

Simple gift jars with free printable


Source – Simple as That

Christmas angel

christmas angel mason jar gift idea

Source – Polka Dot Chair

Christmas treat jars

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Source – Kath’s Blog

Santa Jar

santa mason jar gift idea

For more details Polka Dot Chair

Mason jar Christmas gift ideas – Bar in a jar

For the adults in your life, why not make a bar in a jar with their favourite tipple? Depending on the size of the jar you could make a simple one drink cocktail or you could make a bigger jar with a selection of products.

Cocktail drinks

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Source – Something Turquoise

Cocktail kits

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Source – Rachel Hollis

Bar in a jar

Bar in a Jar

Source – Salt Lick Lessons

Mason jar Christmas gift ideas – Food gifts

One of my favourite Mason jar gift ideas is to fill the jars with some ready to mix cookie or cake mix. Just add some personalised tags along with baking instructions and you have a present everyone will enjoy!

Why not attach some useful instruments such as a cute cookie cutter or whisk like the ones below.

Gingerbread cookie mix


Source – Home in the Finger Lakes

Sugar cookies


Source – Chelsea Messy apron

Rocky road brownies

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Source – Sweet Phi

Cup cake in a jar

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Source – My Cakies

Ice cream party

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Source – One Good Thing

Mason jar Christmas gift ideas – Pamper gifts

Another great gift especially for your female friends is a pamper jar. You could either put together your own pamper set such as a pedicure kit or you could make it extra special by making your own spa products.

Spa in a jar

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Source – Louise Grace Blogs

Peppermint sugar scrub

Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Source – Mom 4 Real

Pedicure in a jar


Source – Ever Mine

Lavender bath salts

Christmas Gift idea

Source – Tattertots and Jello

Unicorn spa jar

Unicorn Spa Jar

Source – The Gunny Sack

Mason jar Christmas gift ideas – Homemade candles

As the dark nights close in, candles are one of the best ways to make the home feel cozy and warm. Why not make your own candles using some Christmas fragrance and use the mason jars as containers. Add some Christmas sparkle such as ribbons and winter foilage and you will have the perfect winter warmer!

Peppermint Mason Jar Candles

How to make soy peppermint candles

For more details A Pumpkin and A Princess

Snow covered candle holders

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Source – Organic Deal Diva

Soy candles

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Source – She’s crafty and She Knows It

Tea light holders

Ball Snowflake Lantern Holiday Gift by WhipperBerry5

Source – Whipper Berry

Mason jar Christmas gift ideas – Recipes and hot drink gifts

Some luxurious hot chocolate or some winter soup recipes also make lovely Christmas gifts.

Hot Cocoa in a Jar

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For more details The Farm Girl Gabs

Tea time jar

Tea Time Mason Jar

Source – The Gunny Sack

Peppermint Mocha Java Jar

Peppermint Mocha Java Jar

Source – The Gunny Sack

Soup in a jar

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Source – Oh My Creative

Mason jar Christmas gift ideas – Novelty gifts

Another great Mason jar Christmas gift is to fill a jar with the recipitants favourite things. If they love to bake, why not fill with some small baking essentials. Other items you could use include sewing kits, craft sets, hair accessories, or mens shaving or grooming sets.

The Baking set

Loves To Bake Gifts In A Jar

Source – The Gunny Sack

The sewing kit

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Source – Smashed Peas and carrots

Potpourri jars

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Source – Country Hill Cottage

The craft set

Loves To Craft Mason Jar Gift

Source – The Gunny Sack

So there you have 30 of the best Mason jar Christmas gift ideas. I hope some of these ideas have inspired you to create some special gifts this Christmas. If so let me know in the comments below.

If you are looking for more Christmas gift ideas check out my other guides:

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Thanks for reading,

Louise XX

30 Mason jar Christmas gift ideas


  1. Wow, this is so creative Louise, I love it! The only of these I’ve ever received is cookies and cocoa in a jar, but they were great! I also really love the idea of bar in a jar, and the pamper kit. The snow globes are so cute too. Great ideas, thanks!

  2. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for redirecting my passion for creativity and mason jar addiction (use them for EVERYTHING)! Very personal and cost friendly to gift more than the budget allowed this year. Feels like the pandemic steam roller has almost passed! Amazingly creative Thank you for taking your time to share!


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