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The Best Handmade Mason Jar Gift Ideas!

Mason Jars are just begging to be used for crafts and these handmade mason jar gift ideas are perfect for easy birthday gifts, teacher gifts, Christmas gifts, and more! From a cleverly crafted pineapple jar to cozy layered hot chocolate, you’ll love these creative gift ideas.

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I love easy craft projects–and these handmade mason jar gift ideas are not only easy to make, but adorable too! Whether you are looking for a clever way to package some treats or even some non-food gift ideas, this roundup of ideas has you covered.

A mason jar, gift tag, twine, and washi tape.

Before starting, you’ll need some jars. A few of the included tutorials actually use recycled jars, which is a great option too. Otherwise, if you need to purchase your mason jars, here’s some ideas.

Where to Buy Mason Jars

For standard mason jar sizes (each tutorial here uses a different size, so check the instructions before you buy) double check that you are getting a good price. I’ve found that sometimes they are a bit more expensive online, so unless I need something very specific, I will often just head to Target or Walmart to grab some in person.

Here’s the jars online at Target since I feel like their online pricing is generally pretty consistent with the in-store pricing:

I also had to mention mini mason jars (and mini mason jars with handles!). These are just adorable. These jars are too small for many of the projects on this list, but they would be excellent for Christmas stocking stuffers, wedding favors, etc. Just fill with some pretty candies and you are set!

The Best Handmade Mason Jar Gift Ideas

I’m so excited about all these ideas! From soup-in-a-jar to lavender-mint bath salts, there are plenty of ideas to fill those mason jars. I hope you find a few that you love.

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5 Bean Soup in a Jar

This Soup in a Mason Jar from Angie at Country Chic Cottage layers dried beans and spices and comes with a cute recipe gift tag too. If you are looking for a healthy mason jar food gift–this is it!

Layers of beans and spices in a large jar for a homemade gift.

Washi Tape Mason Jar

Fill up a jar with spools of pretty washi tape in your favorite colors. This washi tape mason jar gift makes a great gift for anyone who loves crafts, bullet journaling, scrapbooking and more. Get the instructions and learn how much washi tape you’ll need here.

Holding a Washi Tape Mason Jar Gift Idea filled with colorful washi tape.

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

I love the fluffy marshmallows and bright candy canes topping this delicious hot chocolate mix-in-a-jar recipe! Liz at Love Grows Wild has included two different gift tags for printing in addition to the recipe.

A mason jar layered with hot chocolate mix for an easy handmade gift.

Graduation Gift Jar

A great idea from Country Chic Cottage, this Graduation Mason Jar is the cutest little owl and would be the perfect vessel for a check, giftcards, or candy for your graduate.

A mason jar decorated as an owl for a graduation gift.

Animal Topped Mason Jars

I thought these jars were so unique! Animal Topped Mason Jars from Mason Jar Crafts would be great for filling with gifts for kiddos, or just gifting for use as décor and organization in their room.

Mason jars topped with plastic animals and spray painted yellow, pink, blue, and purple.

Leather Mason Jar Mug Coozie

This leather mason jar mug coozie from Natalie at DoodleCraft is unique and could be a great project to try working with leather for the first time.

A mason jar decorated with a handmade leather mug coozie.

Boredom Buster Mason Jar

This Boredom Buster Jar from Tonia at The Gunny Sack is ideal for keeping kids busy on road trips or just creating a special gift for a birthday etc. Tonia’s included lots of ideas for filling the jar on her blog post.

A "boredom buster" mason jar filled with gift ideas for kids.

Homemade Playdough in a Jar

So fun! A great mason jar gift idea for kids, this homemade play dough jar makes a cute gift that kids will love.

Green homemade playdough packed in a mason jar for a Christmas gift.

DIY Lavender Mint Bath Salts

Bath Salts are an easy way to fill a mason jar and this Lavender Mint Bath Salts Jar from Linda at Mason Jar Crafts is so pretty! This would be great for a Mother’s Day gift.

A small mason jar filled with homemade bath salts.

Mason Jar Pineapple Gift

This adorable Mason Jar Pineapple Gift from Malia at Yesterday on Tuesday is filled with sweet candy and topped with a faux succulent. One of the most creative mason jar ideas I have seen–I love this one!

A mason jar turned into a pineapple with yellow paint and faux succulent on top.

Scrunchies in a Mason Jar – Handmade Gift Idea

Make homemade scrunchies (a good sewing project for beginners) and then fill a mason jar with them! You can sew with your favorite colors and fabrics to customize the scrunchie gift jar–or even just use storebought scrunchies!

A mason jar filled with scrunchies on a wooden background.

Chocolate Mint Mason Jar

Pamper a friend with a chocolate mint jar gift–filled to the brim with chocolates and spa items. Tonia at The Gunny Sack creates such brilliant mason jar ideas–and I love how this jar also includes mini mason jars inside!

A mason jar filled with chocolate mint candy and spa items.

DIY Mint Sugar Scrub

This Mint Sugar Scrub is made to fill smaller 1/2 pint mason jars and it makes a lovely handmade gift idea if you are looking for some non-food options.

DIY Mint Green Sugar Scrub packed in small mason jars.

Mother’s Day Mason Jar Gift Tag

Simply painting a jar and filling it with giftcards, candies, or other goodies would be an easy handmade Mother’s Day Gift. This Mother’s Day Gift Tag from Mason Jar Crafts is the perfect way to finish things off.

A painted blue mason jar with a tag that reads, "Happy Mother's Day!"

Tea Time Mason Jar Gift

I’ve loved miniatures ever since I was little, so the tiny honey and sample teas in this jar just make my heart happy. A tea time mason jar gift for someone in your life who takes tea seriously!

A "Tea Time" mason jar filled with miniature tea samples and a jar of honey.

Snowflake Hot Chocolate

Heather at Setting for Four adds snowflake sprinkles and silver dragees to make this pretty & festive hot chocolate mix extra special!

A jar layered with hot chocolate mix.

“You Make My Heart Burst” Valentine’s Day Treat Jars

This Valentine’s Day mason jar idea from Megan at The Homes I Have Made is so cute. And even more fun, Megan used all recycled jars for this project. What a great way to recycle and save money too!

A jar painted gold with a heart cutout revealing that it is filled with candy.
Colorful sewing thread, gold safety pins, and gold embroidery scissors.

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I hope you enjoyed this roundup of some of the best handmade mason jar gift ideas. Which jar idea is your favorite? I’d love to hear from you!

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