Life calls for many situations in which you give gifts: holidays, birthdays, new babies, new jobs and so much more. Many of us like to be continually creative with our gift giving, especially for those “hard to gift” people. You know who you are. The person who has everything, or is so picky that they won’t like whatever you buy anyways? Well, the answer to your problem may lie in a jar. Yes, a jar of gifts! Gifts in a jar are perfectly customizable to anyone and everyone, and they show a true thoughtfulness that may not be as easily recognizable in just a gift card (which everyone loves to receive even though they don’t love to give them!). We’ve rounded up 8 amazing gift in a jar ideas that will help spark some creativity to your gift giving!

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1. Mani- Pedi In A Jar

I don’t know of a single woman who wouldn’t LOVE this gift. Even if the woman in  your life doesn’t paint her nails, she can always benefit from some amazing hand cream, scrub and a nail file. This is a completely thoughtful gift, especially for moms because we often don’t take time for ourselves.

Head over to OneGoodThingByJillee.com for 9 more awesome jar ideas!

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2. Survival Kit

No one knows the plight of a tired mama then her fellow mothers. Think about the most tiring day you’ve had and all the things that make it better. That might be some chocolate, advil, caffeine, chocolate, gum, under eye cream, and did we say chocolate? Your friends will be so thankful you thought of them with this gift, and maybe it will inspire them to help out another mom!

ClassyClutter.net has tons of more gift ideas using mason jars that you will love!

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3. Homemade Bath Salts

Everyone loves the thought and effort of a homemade gift. Most of us have intentions of making more of them for our loved ones, but we just run out of time. Well, homemade bath salts are a quick, affordable and much appreciated gift that most anyone has time for! You only need 4 ingredients, and we have our very own Life As Mama recipe right here! This is a great gift that looks awesome in a jar.

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4. Homemade Home Fragrance

I seriously love burning candles and having my home smell warm and inviting. A very easy way to do that is to take natural ingredients and simmer them in a pot on your stove. Since giving a friend a sack of fruit and herbs isn’t exactly a presentable gift, you can put everything into a clear glass jar. Attach some simple instructions and you’ve got yourself a great gift: something everyone needs but doesn’t think to do for themselves. The great part is you can transfer everything back in to your jar and store in the fridge for many more uses!

MyFrugalAdventures.com has 3 great recipes for creating your own home fragrance, so head over!

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5. Craft Jar

Many of us have Pinterest projects we’ve been dying to do, but don’t always have time to get all of the supplies together. A great gift in a jar idea would be to gather all the craft supplies you need, stuff them in a jar and give as a gift. This could be sewing supplies, stickers, pretty paper,  hot glue or anything you can think of!

We just love this beginner’s sewing kit idea, so head over to SmashedPeasAndCarrots.com if you want more info on making your very own.

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6. Homemade Vanilla Extract

Do you have someone in your life that loves baking? Giving them the gift of homemade vanilla extra will be a welcome addition to their pantry! All you need are cute jars, vanilla beans and vodka. Oh yeah, and about 6 weeks to let them ferment. As long as you think a few weeks ahead, this gift is going to top any person’s gift list!

Check out BakeAt350.blogspot.com for more information on brewing your own vanilla extract!

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7. Date In A Jar

Your spouse is another person who’d probably appreciate a gift in a jar now and then. A great idea is to pack an entire date night into one jar! You can do supplies you’ll need for your date, like movie tickets and snacks or just symbolic items, like a little golf keychain for a date at the range.  The options are endless! This would also be a great idea for date nights out with your kids or girlfriends.

Visit 504Main.com for more info on this adorable date in a jar gift.

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8. Men’s Pampering Jar

Even though men don’t talk about it a lot, they appreciate nice hygiene products. Grab some of your man’s favorite products and maybe add some new treats to the mix. You can also try your hand any making some homemade moisturizer or scrub. This is a great idea for a stocking stuffer or to use in your guest bathroom.



Karly Wood

Karly Wood

Editor at HomeLife Media
I'm a born and bred Southern California native and currently the editor of LifeAsMama.com . I get to share my life with my husband of 12 years and our beautiful, 4-year old daughter. In my free time you'll catch me cheering for the Dodgers, cooking, baking, reading, crafting and probably watching a little HGTV!
Karly Wood

Karly Wood

Editor at HomeLife Media
I'm a born and bred Southern California native and currently the editor of LifeAsMama.com . I get to share my life with my husband of 12 years and our beautiful, 4-year old daughter. In my free time you'll catch me cheering for the Dodgers, cooking, baking, reading, crafting and probably watching a little HGTV!