80+ Easy Mason Jar Gift Ideas for Friends and Family

Last Updated: Mar 13, 2018

Looking for a gift to give someone who has worked hard to support you? From your child’s teacher to coworker to best friend, let that person know how much you appreciate them with a mason jar gift.

Mason jar gifts are the perfect size and can easily be personalized. Whether you want to give that special someone a spa day, some new office desk decor or your favorite cookie recipe, mason jars are the way to go. Simply pick a theme, like crafting or tea time, and fill the jar with items that complement it.

We’ve collected 55 creative mason jar gift ideas that are sure to put a smile on your loved one’s face. Mason jars are also the perfect packaging because they a sturdy and reusable. Personalize the jar with a monogram or cute phrase to make your gift that much more special.

1. Succulent Garden

Mason jar plant on desk
Dress up any succulent or plant by turning it into a mason jar garden. Layer soil and rocks to create a fun design, making sure you leave room for the plant. Personalize this gift by adding colored rocks or unique plant variations.

2. Scented Soy Candle

Mason jar candle
Candles are always a good gift. Make your candle more personal with a DIY mason jar candle that has a personalized scent and color. Your friends and family will be overjoyed to find that the candle is their favorite scent, whether that be vanilla, cinnamon or lavender.

3. Art Kit

Mason jar with crafts
Surprise the crafty person in your life with an art kit. This mason jar idea is a good go-to because it can be adjusted based on age and skill level. For children, fill the mason jar with crayons and small notebooks. If it’s for someone older, try a combination of scrapbooking supplies and fun scissors.

4. Tea Time Set

Mason jay tea gift
There’s nothing quite as soothing as a hot cup of tea with a few drops of honey stirred in. Give the tea lover in your life a tea kit complete with various tea bags, tea cookies and a honey dipper. Wrap the gift with a unique tea towel for a personalized touch. Next time they go to make a cup of tea, everything will be conveniently stored in one place.

5. Relaxing Bath Bomb

Bath bomb mason jar gift
Give the gift of a spa day in a jar. Fill the container with bright, floral smelling bath bombs and tie a loofah around the neck of the jar. For a more complete kit, add in bath salt and face masks. This gift will transport a person to a resort vacation and leave them feeling relaxed.

Mason jars make for great gifts even outside of preserving your favorite jams. Browse below some of our other favorite ways to gift using a mason jar, from simple stocking stuffers to delicious cakes in a jar.

Creative mason jar gifts

A Crafter’s Jar by The Gunny Sack

Confetti Surprise Jars by Studio DIY

Glitter Jar Votives by Sarah Hearts

Helping Me Grow Teacher Gift by Within the Grove

Marbled Glass Mason Jars by Natalie Wright

Mason Jar Herb Garden by Camille Styles

Mason Jar Macrame Plant Hanger by Alice and Lois

Mason Jar Picture Frame by Hello Lidy

Mason Jar Piggy Banks by Say Yes

Mason Jar Sewing Kit by It All Started with Paint

Mason Jar Tissue Holder by Landeelu

Painted Mason Storage Jars by The Sweetest Occasion

Pineapple Night Light by A Beautiful Mess

Pink Mason Jar Candles by Hello Glow

Relaxation Jar by Darby Smart

Rose Earl Grey Scrub by Wild Amor

Tissue Paper Mason Jar Lanterns by Design Improvised

Unicorn Play Dough Party Favors by A Bubbly Life

Emoji Mason Jars by Our Messy Table

Star Wars Gift Jars by Chica Circle

Mini Golf Date in a Jar by 504 Main by Holly Lefevre

Pink Lemonade Sugar Scrub by Suburban Simplicity

Animal Topped Mason Jars by Three Little Monkeys Studio

365 Days of Happiness Gift by Longevity

“Pick Me Up” Mason Jars by Jamie Cooks It Up

Mason Jar Succulents by Summery Umbrella

Pin Cushion Mason Jars by Seasoned Homemaker

Dog Treat Mason Jars by Decor and the Dog

Sock Puppet DIY Kit by Crafts Unleashed

Summer Survival Kit by Raising Up Rubies

Mint Sugar Scrub by Love Grows Wild

Jasmine Bath Salts in a Jar by The Frugal Girls

Mason Jar Oil Lamp by A Piece of Rainbow

Mason jar desserts

Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar by The Happier Homemaker

Blueberry Jam by Tell Love and Party

Fig Jam by Lovely Indeed

Ice Cream in a Mason Jar by A Subtle Revelry

Layered Pumpkin Pie in Mason Jars by Oh Happy Day

Mason Jar Banana Pudding by Damask Love

Pecan Cheesecake in Jars by Sugar and Cloth

Pickling Gift Kit by Almost Perfect

Shake and Pour Pancake Mix in a Jar by Fountain Avenue Kitchen

Homemade Granola Gifts in a Jar by Healthy Green Kitchen

Mason Jar Spice Mixes by Prarie Californian

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter by Mom on Timeout

Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter by With Salt and Wit

Chili in a Jar by Weelicious

Homemade Soup Mix by Wholefully

Mason Jar Cocktail Gifts by Something Turquoise

BBQ Rub in a Jar by Country Chic Cottage

Cinna Bun Butter Cakes in a Jar by Picky Palatwe

Toffee Blondies in a Jar by Baked Bree

M&M Cookies in a Jar by Damn Delicious

Homemade Caramel in a Jar by La Creme de la Crumb

Homemade Vanilla Cake Mix by Life Love and Sugar

Cinnamon Candied Almonds by Cooking Classy

Smores Snack Mix by A Night Owl

Holiday mason jar gifts

Mason Jar Advent Calendar by Studio DIY

Candy Cane Luminaries by The Frugal Homemaker

Christmas in a Jar Mulling Spices by Nest of Posies

Christmas Mason Jar Soap Dispenser by Simply Kierste

Cranberry Snow Centerpieces by Dans Le Lakehouse

Frosted Mason Jar Lanterns by Stone Gable

Gingerbread Terrariums by My Name is Yeh

Hanging Holiday Lanterns by Paper Stitch Blog

Mason Jar Christmas Tree Wreath by Funky Junk Interiors

Mason Jar Snow Globes by Simple Craves and Olive Oil

Nutcracker Jar Toppers by The Proper Blog

Peppermint Mason Jar Candles by A Pumpkin and a Princess

Reindeer and Santa Treat Jars by Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Winter Scene Mason Jars by Poppytalk

White Christmas Treat Jar by Lolly Jane

Reindeer Snot Stocking Stuffer by Momtastic

Beeswax Poinsetta Candles in a Jar by Garden Therapy

Mason Jar Bottle Brush Tree Ornaments by Mason Jar Crafts

Snowman Mason Jar Vase by Weekend Craft

Mason Jar Pinecone Candles by Crafts by Amanda

Spiced Holiday Nuts by The Nourishing Home

Christmas Puppy Chow by The Simple Life by Rachel Miner