What can be cuter than receiving a gift in a jar? Not much, but making gifts in a jar comes pretty close.
From preserving and canning recipes to salads and desserts, these mason jar recipes run the gamut and can be the hottest set of gifts you give out this year. Our readers say these recipes are not only great gifts for teachers, family members, holidays, and bridal and baby shower favors, they are great grab-and-go-meals, easy lunches to pack, plus they’re budget-friendly and fun to make.
This collection will give you some great gift recipes and some easy packable lunch recipes for any time of year. You’ll be surprised with how easy and affordable they are.
Let’s do the math.
One 12-case of mason jars: $7.47
One 10-lb. bag of sugar: $5.58
7 Vanilla Beans: $6.95
Cost of making one Vanilla Bean Sugar (see below for exact recipe) mason jar gift: $3.15!
Give these recipes a try and let us know what you think in the comments below. They’re sure to be crowd pleasers both for your recipients and your family budget. Enjoy!
Are cookies your weakness? If so, you’ll love putting together this Double Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe in the jar from Nicole Hunn of Gluten Free On a Shoestring. Plus, all those delicious layers look like pure heaven.
Homemade Peanut Butter from Averie Sunshine. ‘Nuff said.
There are so many more inexpensive edible gifts to choose from. Check out this collection of 34 Holiday Gifts in Jars.