Homemade gifts in a jar are such a wonderful gift! Easy to DIY, pretty to look at, and amazing to receive! I love how easy they are to customize for the recipient - and they suit all kinds of occasions and celebrations.
Did you ever play that game as a kid, where you had to fill a matchbox with tiny items? There was something about the smallness of it that really appealed to me! With gifts in jars, I feel like I am getting to play an adult version. I love seeking out pretty, tiny objects that will work in a jar.
Need some ideas? Let's go!
My favorite girly gift. Perfect as a pick-me-up, for Galentine's Day or just because. A spa in a jar is a great way to treat someone special.
It is incredible how much you can fit inside even a small mason jar. And it doesn't have to be expensive if you shop cleverly. Bling it up with a pretty label and you can gift with pride :)
This is such a neat idea (if I say so myself!) - perfect for budding writers or people who love pen and paper. I called it 'Journal in a Jar' but it could also be 'Gratitude Journal in a Jar' or even 'Bullet Journal in a Jar'. Pick a variation that the recipient will love.
The trick to this one is finding the perfect size notebook :) Get a good quality one if you can - no one likes writing on cheap paper! There are lots of mini watercolor pads or dot grid journals, as well as plain or lined notebooks. To fit nicely the notepad usually needs to be smaller than you think. I have recently converted to those little packs of 3 pocket sized notebooks from Moleskine. Three journals feels generous and fit a larger mason jar nicely. One of those little 'line a day' diaries would also work really well.
Then there are so many little extras you can add to make it pretty. Stickers, paints, bookmarks, ribbons. More ideas below!
If you have never made gifts in a jar before, why not give them a try!
Would you like a copy of the labels I used? You can download the pdf file here.