Unique Mason Jar Gift Ideas For Any Occasion

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Unique Mason Jar Gift Ideas For Any Occasion

There are a million creative and thoughtful ways to give mason jars as gifts. Fill them with homemade goodies, DIY kits, or anything that comes to mind.

The possibilities are really endless! We’ve compiled some of the best ideas that we found for different occasions: 

Mason Jar Gift Ideas


Cookies make an adorable idea for grandparents; include instructions on how to microwave them without burning them in case they don’t have an oven or microwave. 


Use mason jars to store your favorite herbs or flowers. You can plant them in spring or simply use them as decor for your kitchen countertop. 


Ingredients inside mason jars

Fill the jar with coffee granules, cocoa powder, marshmallows, and other ingredients to make a pumpkin spice latte in a jar. 

DIY Gift

We have great ideas for DIY gifts that include: teas, bath salts, homemade bath bombs (the perfect gift for bridesmaids), jams & jellies, and even craft kits. You can include the recipe on the jar if you prefer to DIY. 

Paint & Paintbrushes

Paintbrushes inside a mason jar

Pack a jar full of paint and brushes, and include a picture frame or two. 

School Supplies

You can also fill your mason jars with DIY supplies, like stickers, stencils, paper clips, ribbons, and foam pieces for homemade coasters. 


If you’re giving a gift to someone who loves candles and accessories to decorate their home, fill a mason jar with essential oils and a few candle holders. 


If you plan on giving someone who loves beauty and makeup, fill up the mason jar with some lipstick, lip balms, blush, eyeshadow, and nail polish!


Fill glasses with all the ingredients needed for a cocktail night date (instructions included). 


Put together a box of DIY bingo cards for family game night and put them in a mason jar. Add different prizes such as tickets to an activity or coupons for dinner out. 

Arts & Crafts

Create your own DIY gift kit (or give them to others to do on their own) — fill jars with things like buttons, rubber bands, and other small craft supply items. 


One of our favorite ideas is to fill a jar with popcorn kernels and include a few seasonings along with instructions. Then the recipient can have fun making their own popcorn in the microwave or even on an outdoor grill! 

Tea Light

A nice candle jar for your table

Another great idea is to fill a mason jar with tea lights for a relaxing night at home. 


Whip up a layered dessert or snack in the mason jar to give away as gifts.

Dip & Spread

You can also make some dips and spreads and place them in the mason jar. And provide some toasted slices of french bread (like the ones you use for bruschetta) and place those in a separate mason jar.

Now you have a food jar ready to send out to friends and family.


Fill up the mason jar with a pack of soil and fertilizer and a packet of seeds like their favorite herb, and a set of instructions. You now have a DIY home garden.


Fill up the mason jar with all kinds of yummy sweets like sour gummies, jaw breakers, lollipops, etc. 


Since colorful and funky socks are all the rage these days, you can fill up the jar with different types of socks and designs!

Butterfly Garden

Another great idea, you can breed butterflies and place a cocoon inside with a note that explains metamorphosis. It’s great for kids who love insects and animals. They can watch the cocoon transform into a butterfly. 

Betta Fish

Another one for animal lovers, you can buy a betta fish and use the jar as its home.

If this list is not enough for you, watch this video for more DIY Mason Jar Ideas you can do for Easter.

Wrap up

Everyone loves mason jars because of how versatile and useful they are. They can be used at home, in the kitchen, in the bedroom, and even in your bathroom.

It is very easy to create a gift using this simple object. You just need to bring out your creative side.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why is it important to recycle?

Reuse, recycle, and compost helps the environment as well as curb your desire to buy more. By using items that normally go in the trash, like empty soda bottles, you are able to extend their life and use them for other things.

The more you reuse and recycle, the less land is needed to produce garbage each year. You can also save money by reducing your energy consumption while recycling is a way of reducing this.

2. What happens with all of the different types of packaging?

Packaging has become a large part of our daily lives. From materials used in packaging to how we promote these materials, there’s a lot hidden in what goes into that box or plastic bag.

For more practical ways to recycle and reuse, you may check out this article.

3. Will the food go bad in the mason jar?

To prevent the food from being contaminated,  you can add a set of instructions on whether it should be refrigerated or stored at room temperature. And don’t forget to add a freshness date too.

4. How long will the mason jar stay fresh?

The answer to this question depends on many factors including how long you keep the food stored once it’s been made, and how much oxygen is getting inside of your mason jar (if you have multiple jars then they should be stored separately).

5. Can I add just about anything in the mason jar?

Yes, you can add just about anything as long as it doesn’t violate any safety rules or health regulations, and you can use any kind of mason jar.

Masons are not only great for storing food, like olive oil, nuts, or coffee beans, but you can also store items like arts and crafts, makeup, and office supplies, to name a few.

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