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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.
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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!


white sugar scrub recipe in a mason jar with instructions on how to make it.

Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipe

Looking for an easy and basic sugar scrub recipe that you can make at home? This DIY sugar scrub recipe comes together quickly and makes for a wonderful gift for the holidays or spa day activity for yourself!

Vanilla Sea Salt Almond Butter Recipe

Creamy vanilla sea salt almond butter recipe made with fresh vanilla bean, chunky sea salt and lightly roasted almonds. The perfect spread for your toast, oatmeal or favorite smoothie recipe. Or just eat on its own with a spoon!

Moroccan Lentil Soup

A recipe for healthy moroccan lentil soup that can be pre-made and packaged in a jar. Just add water or stock for a meal in one that you can gift to friends and family or enjoy on your own. You can make as is or package in a jar for gift giving!

Granola in a jar

Almond Cranberry Granola

This almond cranberry granola is a healthy, vegan and delicious granola recipe that can be easily stored in mason jars and gifted to friends and family! Edible gifts make the perfect hostess or holiday gift so don’t wait to whip up this granola jar recipe.

How to Make Candles at Home

Who doesn’t love candles? These candle recipes will show you how to make candles at home using all-natural ingredients. Scented candles with essential oils make the ultimate relaxation gift and the perfect use for all of those old mason jars. You just need wax, wicks and essential oils.

Gingerbread Sugar Scrub

This 100% natural and food grade gingerbread sugar scrub is made entirely from ingredients straight from your kitchen. Ready in 5 minutes and prepared all in one bowl, this body scrub makes an easy holiday gift for yourself or family and friends.

Grain-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!

How To Make a Salt Scrub Recipe

Looking to learn how to make a salt scrub recipe? This basic recipe will help you customize it to your liking so you can maximize the detox benefits of this therapeutic scrub.

Pickled Jalapeño Recipe in a clear mason jar.

Pickled Jalapeño Recipe

Learn how to make this pickled jalapeño recipe in just a few simple steps! These are the perfect addition to any salad, sandwich or even nachos! You will never go back to jarred jalapenos again.

Build your own muesli recipe - perfect for quick weekday morning breakfasts!

Homemade Muesli Recipe

Dare I say better than store-bought? Make this build your own muesli recipe right at home and enjoy with milk or yogurt for a delicious and nutritious breakfast that you can customize to your liking!

How To Make Bath Salts

Wondering how to make bath salts? This homemade bath salts recipe will help soothe sore muscles, moisturize skin and relax you into your next bath.

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!

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Hi! I'm Davida and welcome to my corner of the internet. I'm a wellness blogger, yoga teacher, certified herbalist, and green beauty lover.

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  1. 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!

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

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

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

  5. 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 😉

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

  6. 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!

      1. 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.

        1. 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!