30 Christmas Recipes for Gifts in a Jar
Home gifts in a jar are a cute way of explaining what people mean to you. These gorgeous mason jar gift ideas include everything from pancakes, muffins, soups, and cocoa mixes to coconut salsa, jams, sauces, and condiments.
Mint cocoa mixture
I mixed this drink many times as a Christmas present for the neighbors and our three son teachers. The mint flavor makes the hot drink so fresh that you’ll want to add it in your home too. – Lavon Hegland, St. Michael, Minnesota.
Oatmeal Chip Cookie Mix
I want to give you a jar of this oat cookie mix with a baking sheet for a bridal shower or housewarming gift. -Joan Ayre, River, Manitoba.
Heart pasta soup mix
On a winter night, warm up a loved one with an icy stee-to-rib soup. It tastes just as good packed in a beautiful glass! Make sure that you include a list of the additional ingredients that will be needed with your gift card in the preparation instructions. Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Try this delicious frozen orange juice jelly to change the pace. I’ve given it to friends and family – and often the glasses were returned for refund. Ary Marie Rice, Maysville, Oklahoma.
Gingerbread spice syrup
Here is a great treat for you. Stir in a tablespoon of coffee, tea, or cedar; It is sprinkled over pancakes, hot granola, or yogurt. Or use it as a jar for chicken or pork chops. Ar Darlin Brendan, Salam, Oregon.
Sand Art Brownies
One glass of this interesting layered mix makes a delicious batch of light brown dressed in chocolate chips and M&M. When you need a quick gift for a neighbor or teacher, this is a delicious solution. -Joan Hohwald, Lodi, New York.
Delicious chocolate sauce
This sauce makes it particularly easy to make ice cream. It melts in a few minutes! The sauce also serves another purpose. A batch brings so much that I have to add an additional amount of paint to a glass and give it away. -Dorothi Anderson, Ottawa, Kansas.
Light tomato salsa
I got this salsa recipe from my sister and kids and have been making batches of it ever since. For a Jesti Christmas present, we combine pint pots with packets of tortilla chips. When children give this gift to their teachers, children can tell the truth that they helped make it – Pamela Lundstrom, Bird Island, Minnesota.
Homemade vanilla extract
Homemade vanilla is a fun way to make decorative bottles with attractive labels. Share it with special friends who love to cook or bake. – Becky Joe Smith, Kettle Falls, Washington.
Simple apricot jam
Here is the perfect topping for English muffins or toast. Making homemade jam is so easy that you’ll want to share it with all of your friends. -Gary Davis, Prescott, Arizona.
Pancakes from the pantry
Do you need a breakfast lover gift on your list? Just take a batch of this delicious pancake mix – it will bring lots of smiles. Make sure you include the recipe for making pancakes! Kitchen taste home.
Cranberry honey butter
When you visit a friend or loved one on vacation, bring them something better than a bottle of wine. It’s easy to whip him around! – Arisa Coop, Sherwood, Oregon.
Tea tea mixture
I got this recipe from my sister who got it from a friend in Alaska. This warm drink makes a great Christmas present. For friends at work, I bought some cute glasses with cute eyes. I put some cloth on top and tied them with a ribbon. -Donna Gish, Blue Springs, Missouri.
Caramel and apple jam
Aromas of apple, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg are combined in this spreadable treat. The jam must be on our breakfast table. Upper Robert Atwood, West Werham, Massachusetts.
Banana Chip Muffin Mix
Here’s a chocolate-dotted version of the classic banana bread. Layered glasses are getting bigger and bigger on public holidays. DD Despain, Logan, Utah.
Spicy pear berries
One of my neighbors passed this favorite recipe. I gave many jars of this jam as a present. Every day we enjoy it in toast with ham and eggs or in hot rolls with a meatball. -Karen Bokkelman, Portland, Oregon.
Pretzel sticks dipped in chocolate
Children of all ages enjoy preparing and eating these fun treats. Decorated pretzels make a nice gift in cellophane bags or glasses. – K Waters, Beld, Illinois.
Gingerbread spice jelly
For many years I made this joint jelly, the winner of our fair, as a gift for many years. If the jars are empty they will be returned for a refund. -Robin Nagel, Whitehall, Montana.
Ranch dressing and deep mix
This versatile recipe easily transforms into a creamy dip or smooth dressing. It is served with delicious fresh vegetables or sprinkled on top of vegetables. -Carolyn Zimmerman, Fairbury, Illinois.
A dear family friend has performed this ritual for decades. I’ve tweaked the recipe a bit over the years, but it’s still “Dr. Rhodes” pickles in my heart. These clams are delicious any time of the year, but the green, red, and white hues of cucumber, cherries, and onions make them great for Christmas gifts. This is a delicious twist in the history of Christmas rituals. – Patricia Martin, Shelby.
Heavenly hot chocolate mix
During the Christmas season, I make several batches of this hot chocolate mixture on the go. I wrap it in clean, empty instant coffee jars and add festive labels. People are returning to frequent refills! -Sara Tetham, Plymouth, New Hampshire.
Paprika dried raab
A friend gave me the recipe for this delicious dry massage. I like tingling my tongue, there are poultry. – Jackie Cohen, Duluth, Minnesota.
Barbecue sauce with mustard
Say no to loud grilling. Add some zing chicken or pork with our sauce. Har Charlie and Ruthy Note, Cape Girardu, Missouri.
I pick up small, decorative mason jars from Rimatch sales or hardware stores to fill the joke mustard that friends have available. -Sue Branschweig, Delafield, Wisconsin.
Lemons and grapefruits combine to make tempting spreads for English muffins, toast and shortbread biscuits! I give these jam jars every Christmas. Arb Barbara Carlucci, Orange Park, Florida.
Ginger maple macadamia nut cookies
This spicy biscuit has a real ginger kick, similar to the traditional German Lebukuchen. If you don’t have crystalline ginger, use a colored spray. Ho Thomas Faglon, Somerset, New Jersey.
A mix of taco chile
During the busy holiday season, people are thrilled to find pepper shakers for no-fas dinners. The taste is great! Uz Suzette Jury, Kane, California.
Hot cocoa mixture made from candy canes
We are making batches of these malt milk flavored mint chocolates as gifts. Be prepared – friends will return the glasses for refills! -Sara Tetham, Plymouth, New Hampshire.
Crane orange cake in a glass
These individual pudding cakes in a glass will be irresistible to Santa himself! A nice light dessert and a perfect homemade gift. Kitchen taste home.
This Italian serving is sweet and flavorful and filled with peppers, cauliflower, carrots and other crispy and tender vegetables. It is suitable to offer in a delicious tray, just like cucumbers or olives. Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.