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Link Love: Holiday Gifts in a Jar

Believe it or not, it’s time to start preparing for the holidays. It’s almost time to string up those Christmas lights and decorate the tree, all while sipping on hot apple cider and eating delicious Christmas cookies. It’s also time to start brainstorming ideas for Christmas gifts. Every year, I end up stressed out about what to buy my friends and family members for the holidays. Of course, I want my gift to be completely unique and unexpected. That said, I also want the gift to resonate with the recipient (and not end up in a drawer or corner). This year, I plan to recycle old mason and baby food jars and fill them with everything from food to DIY body scrub.

Gifts in a jar are a quick, easy and inexpensive Christmas idea for anyone that loves to craft. The holiday season can wreak havoc on your skin (hello wind and sub-zero temperatures!) and cause redness and irritation. Hand and body scrubs are a luxurious option that anyone can appreciate and best of all, you can make your own versions at home! Gardener’s Hand Scrub smells good and looks even better. Another fun DIY scrub is the Amazing and Edible Chocolate Body Scrub. Talk about delicious – you’ll want to save a generous amount for yourself after taking one whiff. Looking for edible options? Nothing says winter like hot chocolate, so give someone the yummiest gift of all with a Hot Cocoa Jar.

This year, skip the fancy gift wrap and give a gift in a jar. Whether you choose to include edible ingredients or a luxurious scrub, your thoughtfulness and creativity is sure to get noticed.


  1. Caramel Apple In A Jar from The Gunny Sack
  2. Homemade Whipped Shea Butter Body Scrub from Adventured of a Gluten Free Mom
  3. Pumpkin Spice Latte Sugar Scrub from Bargain Briana
  4. Hearts in Jars from It’s Very KT
  5. Lemon Rosemary Bath Salts from A Pumpkin Princess
  6. Mason Jar Sewing Kit from Juliette Laura
  7. DIY Sewing Kit Gift from Bless This Mess Please
  8. Apron in a Jar from My Own Labels
  9. Gingerbread Cookie Mix from A Baker’s House