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12 DIY Holiday Gifts In A Jar

December 14, 2015

Give the gift of giving with one or all of these 12 DIY Holiday Gifts in a Jar. From food to body, we’ve got you covered with 12 delicious, functional and seasonal gifts that your friends and family will love.

Give the gift of giving with one or all of these 12 DIY Holiday Gifts in a Jar. From food to body, we've got you covered with 12 delicious, functional and seasonal gifts that your friends and family will love.It’s been a great couple of weeks and even better, I’m totally set for my holiday gifts this year (sorry for ruining the surprise friends!). Lee and I have had so much fun coming up with creative and seasonal recipes for you to gift in a jar. Truthfully, it was also kind of a relief to start using up the insane amount of mason jars I have on hand.

Only 10 days until Christmas, so I’ll stop blabbing and instead recap the glory that was the DIY Holiday Gifts In a Jar series!

Chocolate Chip Snickerdoodle Pancake Mix

Looking for a holiday hostess gift? Look no further! Grab a jar and layer up all of the ingredients for these delicious Snickerdoodle Chocolate Chip Pancakes!

snickerdoodle-chocolate-chip-pancakes-in-a-jar1Gingerbread Body Scrub

5 kitchen ingredients is all you need to make this all-natural DIY Gingerbread Body Scrub. It makes the ultimate holiday gift that will keep your friends and family’s skin soft and smooth all winter long.

5 kitchen ingredients is all you need to make this all-natural DIY Gingerbread Body Scrub. It makes the ultimate holiday gift that will keep your friends and family's skin soft and smooth all winter long.Cherry Pistachio Energy Balls

Give the gift of homemade this holiday season and layer up the ingredients for these delicious Cherry Pistachio Energy Balls in a your favorite mason jar!

cherry-pie-energy-balls (1)Almond Cranberry Granola

A simple and delicious recipe for Almond Cranberry Granola that will make you wonder why you’ve never tried this combination before! Make a big batch for yourself or store away in jars as a gift for the holidays!

A simple and delicious recipe for Almond Cranberry Granola that will make you wonder why you've never tried this combination before! Make a big batch for yourself or store away in jars as a gift for the holidays!Peppermint Bath Salts

Looking for a festive holiday gift to make your friends and family this year? Make this easy Peppermint Bath Salt. It’s flavored with essential oils and colored with pomegranate juice!

diy-peppermint-bath-salt21Grain-Free Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Treat your pup with these Grain-Free Sweet Potato Dog Treats made from just 5 wholesome and healthy ingredients. Your dog will love eating them as much as you enjoy spoiling them!

Treat your pup with these Grain-Free Sweet Potato Dog Treats made from just 5 wholesome and healthy ingredients. Your dog will love eating them as much as you enjoy spoiling them!Gingerbread Hot Chocolate Mix

Get creative with your hot chocolate and add a delicious mixture of spices to make it taste like Gingerbread! It’s vegan, paleo, and gluten-free friendly and makes the perfect hot chocolate mix in a jar.

diy-gingerbread-hot-chocolateHomemade Aromatherapy Candles

Who doesn’t love candles? These Homemade Aromatherapy Candles make the ultimate relaxation gift and the perfect use for all of those old mason jars. You just need wax, wicks and essential oils.

Who doesn't love candles? These Homemade Aromatherapy Candles make the ultimate relaxation gift and the perfect use for all of those old mason jars. You just need wax, wicks and essential oils.Chewy Chocolate Ginger Molasses Cookie Mix

These might be THE BEST gluten-free chocolate ginger molasses cookies you’ve ever made. Crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Pass this gift on to your friends and family with this premade mix in a jar! jar

Moroccan Lentil Soup

A recipe for healthy moroccan lentil soup that can be pre-made and packaged in a jar. Just add water for a meal in one that you can gift to friends and family.

A recipe for healthy moroccan lentil soup that can be pre-made and packaged in a jar. Just add water for a meal in one that you can gift to friends and family.Cranberry Pecan Overnight Oats 

All you have to do is add milk for the easiest breakfast recipe of all time! Once you give the gift of overnight oats, your giftees will never want any other breakfast again!

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Maple Pecan Butter

Nut butter is easier to make than you think! This seasonal Maple Pecan Butter is insanely delicious on its own but also perfect on top of oatmeal, toast or in smoothies. The possibilities for this recipe are endless!

Nut butter is easier to make than you think! This seasonal Maple Pecan Butter is insanely delicious on its own but also perfect on top of oatmeal, toast or in smoothies. The possibilities for this recipe are endless!

P.S. Have you watched my video where I make this Maple Pecan Nut Butter with you?

So have we convinced you on Jar gifts yet? Which one(s) do you want to make?

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    Emilie @ Emilie Eats
    December 14, 2015 at 10:37 am

    This was such a fun & creative round-up! I definitely plan on gifting a few of them to my friends and saving some for me!

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      The Healthy Maven
      December 15, 2015 at 8:52 am

      Wonderful! So happy to hear you’ll be passing on the homemade gift love <3

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        Barbara
        December 15, 2015 at 5:56 pm

        Hello Davida,
        I love your idea about gifts from a jar and I put together the Moroccan Soup mix in a jar. Am I the only one who was unable to fit all the ingredients into a 16 oz. jar. I don’t know what I did wrong, but I thought I followed the recipe exactly — and I was unable to fit in the last 3/4 cup of lentils… I’m having to tie on a baggie with the remainder 3/4 lentils, which is not the worst thing to do, but it would have been nice if everything would have fit into the 16 oz. jar… For the cookie mix, I bought 12 oz. jars and wasn’t able to put all the ingredients into that size jar either… please advise what I am doing wrong, other than purchasing the wrong size jars… I’ve never made Gifts from a Jar before, so obviously I need a little help… LOL Thanks very much.

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          The Healthy Maven
          December 16, 2015 at 1:54 pm

          That is so odd Barbara! You divided the ingredients between two 16 ounce mason jars yes? I can’t imagine what the problem would be unless your lentils happen to be very large. Did you use organic lentils? Mine were organic and likely smaller so perhaps that contributed? I wish I could help you out more!

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    Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen
    December 14, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Bestest gifts everrrr. I remember when I was little my mom would get so many cookie jar gifts from her dance students and I was so pumped about them! Oddly enough I have not made my own before… That might change this week since I’ve barely done any shopping (nor do I really WANT to) and have basically only made nut butter for people. HA. Food > material objects 😉

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      The Healthy Maven
      December 15, 2015 at 8:51 am

      Food FTW always. I’ll take some of that Bundt Cake since I know you’re really struggling with my Xmas gift 😉

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    Stacie, RD @ Simply Nourished Recipes
    December 14, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Great ideas 🙂 I love giving homemade gifts — so much love goes into making them! Thanks Davita!

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    Dani @ Dani California Cooks
    December 14, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    I think the candles was my favorite! I burn through candles really quickly, and they aren’t cheap!

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    She Rocks Fitness
    December 15, 2015 at 8:46 am

    The Gingerbread Body Scrub sounds amazing…but so do all of these! High-Fives to your awesome creativity! XOXO

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    Toni
    December 15, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Oh m goodness. I want to make all of them!

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    Jessica Beacom, RD
    December 16, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    I admit that I LOVE them all and have no idea where to start. Must. make. all. the. delicious. things. in. jars!
    Great gifts ideas for my daughters and I to work on next week when school is out. Thanks!

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      The Healthy Maven
      December 16, 2015 at 1:58 pm

      Wonderful! I love hearing that you’re making them with your family 🙂

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    Anne
    June 15, 2016 at 6:09 am

    These gift ideas really excites me for the holidays. Thank you for a great share!

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