Everything in a Jar Gifts

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2014-11-16 17:29:44 -0600
Started 2014-11-12 06:39:28 -0600

With the holidays quickly approaching, I thought I would share this cute idea. It's mason jars packed with little thoughtful items for the special people in your life. If you like to be creative, you can expound on the 3 jars suggestions they offer (Energy, Pamper, and Refreshment)
It has labels you can print out and everything. Very neat.

You could theme them anyway you like and make your own labels if you wanted. I might make a Minion (from Despicable Me) one for my step daughter. She loves those little yellow guys. Just something kind of fun that the family could do and share.

What would you pick as a theme? I bet there are a lot of ideas out there. Sugar Free, Diabetic Relief, or First Aid (for all our finger sticks).

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GabbyPA 2014-11-16 17:29:44 -0600 Report

It was fun. I spent time with my step daughter, we went out shopping and came home with our booty. Then we made about a dozen jars. It was a lot of fun and it can be a challenge to get everything in a jar you want. But now I have several gifts ready to go.

YankeeGirl78 2014-11-13 13:55:53 -0600 Report

I love this idea!!! Thank you for sharing… I think I'm going to make some for my family and friends. I may make a movie themed one for my nieces and nephews with red licorice and a gift card to the movies. I think for my siblings I'll do a date night themed one. I think I will make a little babysitting card and probably a gift certificate for a restaurant, with mints and breath freshener. Yeah… So excited!!

GabbyPA 2014-11-13 14:02:28 -0600 Report

I love the movie theater idea one. Very nice. I have some movie buffs that would enjoy that.

valentine lady
valentine lady 2014-11-13 10:06:53 -0600 Report

Hi Gabby,
These gifts in s jsr are so cute, best I've ever seen. You could use them for Christmas that's for sure but also all the other gift giving
holidays as well. Thank you for sharing…

GabbyPA 2014-11-13 14:05:33 -0600 Report

Baby showers it could be fun, too. House warming, welcome to the neighborhood. The possibilities are endless. And while I was saying to give a diabetic one to some one who is not, getting a diabetic one from a loved one would be nice. It shows me they are really thinking of me...unless it ends up filled with candy. LOL

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-11-12 20:23:13 -0600 Report

These things have been around for years. Someone always have them at Craft/Holiday Fairs. I have seen them with soup fixings, dry salad fixings, cookie mix, brownie mix, and many other things. I have seen them with small bottles of nail polish, nail polish remover and cotton balls. Small purse items and Leggos, Hot Wheels and Trading cards. One of my favorites was small body wash, body spray, hand lotion and a bath scrunchie. The best one so far is the Pickle in the Jar. The Pickle is a Christmas tree ornament. It is hidden somewhere in the tree. The first kid that finds it gets a special Christmas Present. I think the Pickle is a German Tradition.

I would never do a Diabetic Themed ones for my family and friends. That is not the kind of things they would want to get. It would be best to find out what the person's favorite thing is and work from there. Depending on how many you make this could be expensive to do. We have a business license and could get much of the things I would need at wholesale prices.

RebDee 2014-11-13 01:07:44 -0600 Report

Sorry I didn't read far enough down the page to see all of the wonderful ideas you all have. I love the idea of putting something in the jar that the person collects or likes and a fabric for the lid to complete the jar. In that way, even I will know which jar goes to whom without having to read the little gift card. Thanks so much to everyone for your ideas.

roxanne bohnnow
roxanne bohnnow 2014-11-12 14:57:54 -0600 Report

Years ago I worked in a fabric store and I would make sewing kit jars filled with all the little things a good sewer is always hunting for. I would use crimping scissors to cut small squares of fabric and put fiber fill under the fabric between the lid and the ring. Using seasonal fabrics you can make your jars pop.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-11-12 20:37:12 -0600 Report

Roxanne one year we bought wooden boxes and covered them with fabric and lined the insides with felt. I put several pairs of Knee Highs, earrings, travels size hand lotion and other odd items for my friends and family. They loved the idea and used the boxes for keepsakes. We also covered Telephone books for people to keep by the phones. Of course this was before computers and cell phones and everyone had their telephone books next to their phones. My cousin still has the one we did for our aunt.

elizag1 2014-11-12 10:00:12 -0600 Report

What a nice idea…awesome Gabby!
I know when I was in school, substitute teacher, there was a recipe for "love soup"
and, it had ingredients to make chicken soup in the jar, not the chicken but,
rice, dried, macaroni, spices, or one to make chocolate cookies too.

GabbyPA 2014-11-12 10:47:53 -0600 Report

These are not food items, which is what piqued my interest. I, too have done meals in a jar. Its a lot of fun to get a little group together and do it. I plan to go out this weekend and gather up a bunch of little items and do some.

jayabee52 2014-11-12 09:57:33 -0600 Report

Gabby, my first wife used to do this long ago.

She made a jar of dried beans with spices and boulion cubes to make soup, Or a jar of homemade hot chocolate including the marshmallows, or a of tang with other ingredients to make a spiced tea drink mix.

We both were proficient in caligraphy in those days so we used those skills to make the labels (way before computers were widely available).

There are a lot of things one could do.

God's best