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Mason Jar Recipes: 39 Holiday Ideas for Gifts in a Jar

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Mason Jar Recipes: 30 Holiday Ideas for Gifts in a Jar


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If you're looking for the best way to save money this holiday season while still being able to give your friends and family some creative and heartfelt gifts, try using the mason jar gifts and recipes found inside this eCookbook, Mason Jar Recipes: 30 Holiday Ideas for Gifts in a Jar. These easy mason jar recipes are easily customizable and never go out of style because you've got room for endless creativity. Whether it's Christmas, a birthday, or just a simple act of generosity, these gift ideas and recipes in a jar are full of charm and possibility.


Impress your loved ones this holiday season when you make these adorable crafts and thoughtful personalized gifts. No matter the season, there is sure to be a place for any of these holiday mason jar gifts and recipes -- you simply have to use a bit of creativity. Many of these mason jar recipes are for jams and preserves, which make great gifts during the fall when seasonal fruits are readily available. There are also recipes for cookies and hot chocolate mixes in a jar, and you can even create your own personal instructions or gift label if you're feeling extra crafty. We've even included a PDF download right on this page that will allow you to download printable labels, which you can then personalize and fasten to your newly finish mason jar gift. Fancy that.


Happy Holidays!


Mason Jar Recipes: 30 Holiday Ideas for Gifts in a Jar


Mason Jar Recipes: 30 Holiday Ideas for Gifts in a Jar

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When it comes to Christmas gifts, homemade is always a great way to go!  The Mason jar recipes in this collection are a great way to save money during the holidays and give friends and family something they’ll love.  Gifts in a jar are fun to create, budget-friendly, and super simple to assemble.  From Mason jar recipes for yummy foods like cakes, preserves, hot chocolate and soup mixes, to body scrubs, treat jars and other crafts, there’s bound to be something on our list for everyone on yours.


In a joint project with our sister site,, we have compiled all our favorite gifts in a jar into one handy eBook for you.  Mason Jar Recipes: 30 Holiday Ideas for Gifts in a Jar has over 50 pages of wonderful Mason jar recipes and other crafty ideas for gifts in a jar, so whether you’re looking for delicious food recipes to give (or eat!) or fun craft projects to make, we’ve got it all.


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Happy Holidays!



The Editors of RecipeLion



Don't miss our collection, 13 Magical Mason Jar Recipes, for recipes can be enjoyed all year round!


What's Inside This Free eCookbook?

To give you a sneak peek of the kinds of recipes and crafts you'll find inside our free eBook, we've selected a few of the categories to share with you. Find your favorite one below and get to work on what are sure to some of the most talked about gifts of the season.


  Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix in a Jar  


Mason Jar Recipes with Chocolate (page 6)

Recipes with chocolate -- mason jar included or otherwise -- are always sure fire winners. Everyone loves chocolate, and if they say they don't, they're lying. During the holidays is the perfect time of year to induldge your sweet tooth, so why not give the gift of chocolate and make even the hardest ones on your list to shop for smile? These easy recipes in a jar range from hot chocolate mix and chocolate chip banana bread, to M&M Christmas cookies, and brownie cake. Take your pick and make your loved ones feel super special this year.


Mason Jar Cookie Recipes (page 30)

It's great to transform classic cookie recipes you love into mixes you can layer in mason jars an give as gifts. Print out the recipe and a label to fasten to the jar and you'll have the cutest homemade gifts in jars ready for the giving. Christmas Gingerbread Baked in a Jar and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies in a Jar are some of the amazing recipes you'll find in this section. Recipes in a jar have never been easier or more fun to put together!


Easy DIY Mason Jar Crafts (page 38)

Mason jar crafts are fun and simple to make and make for unique gifts that you can personalize with ease. Get crafty with projects for decorative jars -- including treat jars for pets, bath jars, cookie jars and lovely, hand-painted jars. There are fun projects for body scrubs you can put in a jar, and an adorable pin cushion jar for all your friends who love to sew. Take a look inside and see what speaks to you!



Still can't get enough Mason jar recipes? Don't miss these 6 Take-Along Mason Jar Recipes for a Picnic.


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Bonus! Download our free printables and personalize your homemade gifts with ease. Find our mason jar lables here, or try our cookie exchange cards. If you have thicker stock paper at home, we reccommend this option for a more professional look and feel.




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Thanks for yet another yummy eBook, Recipe Lion. It really makes my tummy growl (just like the RecipeLion LOL) to look at these.

Jars have great power

Wonderful Christmas gifts for busy people. Thanks.

i printed this off and was "amazed" at how little was printed on some sheets. Then the craft on page70, the Elogant Mirrowed Jar. I could NOT believe how "expensive" the paint and paint pens was!! The mirrowed paint was $14. 95 for a small can, thefrosted glass finish was $11.99 a can, and the paint pen was $7.99 . Thats was at hobby Lobby. I most likely won't be making it!!

All I wanted was a soup-in-a-jar recipe NOT a whole book!

Try these recipes. They are great tasting and easy .

Hello jurgensenc, I'd love to alleviate your frustration and confusion. Can you please tell what article/recipe you were looking for but was unable to locate? Thanks,

You site is a joke. Can't get what you want to come up. Click on what you think will be a recipe and you get something else.

Thank you so much

There is an error on the Oatmeal Raisin Spice Cookies recipe. When prepared to bake, there also needs to be 2 eggs added to the mixture. Otherwise, this recipe was fun to make and give out as Christmas gifts.


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