Instead of heading to the store to buy one more gift, how about heading into the kitchen armed with Mason jars and making gifts you can give in a jar?
We can’t deny the huge popularity Mason jars have outside the canning world. People bake cakes in them, make pies on the lids and basically just create the cutest and most awesome crafts with these jars. And we’re all about edible crafts, especially DIY gift crafts you can make in your own kitchen. Think presents for teachers, friends and neighbors. Everything from homemade spice blends to cakes and pies — we’ve got you covered.
1. Homemade taco seasoning recipe
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Any taco lovers on your list? This homemade taco seasoning would be the perfect gift idea.
2. Slow cooker apple butter recipe
Everyone appreciates a jar of slow cooker apple butter, because it tastes awesome on pancakes, toast or just when dipping a spoon into the jar.
3. DIY gingerbread buttermilk pancake mix recipe
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This gingerbread buttermilk pancake mix makes the ideal gift for those brunch lovers — their own pancake mix, and you can customize it to include their favorite spices or even chocolate chips.
4. White chocolate-cranberry oatmeal Mason jar cookie recipe
Just attach the recipe to this jar of white chocolate-cranberry oatmeal Mason jar cookie ingredients, and your friends will be baking cookies even if they aren’t great bakers. You’ve done all the hard work for them.
5. M&M’S cookies in a jar
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These colorful candies make this recipe for M&M’S cookies in a jar even more appropriate for the season. But then again, is there really a time when cookies aren’t appropriate?
6. Mason jar pumpkin cupcakes recipe
Gift your friend a dozen of these gorgeous Mason jar pumpkin cupcakes, and they’ll be in heaven.
7. German chocolate brownies in a jar recipe
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German chocolate brownies in a jar are a treat you could gift to teachers, or even bring a dozen of them for the entire class to enjoy.
8. Triple chip oatmeal cookie mix in a jar recipe
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Three kinds of chocolate chips in one jar? We are totally all over this recipe for triple chip oatmeal cookie mix in a jar. Maybe gift it with a gallon of milk alongside it.
9. Cinna-bun butter cakes in a jar recipe
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These tiny cinna-bun butter cakes in a jar are actually baked inside the jars. How cute is that?
10. Layered pumpkin pie in a jar recipe
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Use up that pumpkin puree in your fridge, and make this layered pumpkin pie in a jar — the perfect sweet treat to make someone’s day better.
11. Mini strawberry shortcake trifles in a jar recipe
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Deliver these mini strawberry shortcake trifles in a jar as soon as you make them, and sweeten someone’s day.
12. Salted caramel sauce recipe
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This gorgeous salted caramel sauce makes the perfect gift. Maybe make a cooler filled with ice cream and toppings, and include this caramel in with the gift? An ice cream lover’s dream.
13. S’mores cake in a jar recipe
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Bring summer to the winter season by making these s’mores cakes in a jar. Your friends will love you forever.
14. Mason jar lid blueberry pies recipe
Wondering what to do with those Mason jar lids? Why not make tiny little Mason jar lid blueberry pies? Ingenious and oh so cute.
15. Mason jar s’mores recipe
If you love chocolate pudding, graham crackers and fluff, then these Mason jar s’mores are going to be your favorite thing this season. Keep them chilled before gifting.