Every year, there’s at least one person on your list that you don’t know what to get. Maybe your office does secret Santa and your stuck with the girl in accounting you never speak to. Maybe you want to give your child’s teacher a little something to say “thanks” but don’t know him or her that well. Maybe you’ve got a cousin you never see except at Christmas that you couldn’t even pick out of a police lineup. Whatever the situation, everyone has someone like that on their list. This year, instead of stressing about buying a gift for this person, consider DIY gifts in a jar.
DIY gifts in a jar are typically edible Mason jar recipes; however, there are a few that contain non-edible items. DIY gifts in a jar are perfect for all the parties involved in the gift giving. For the giver (that’s you), DIY gifts in a jar are easy and inexpensive. For the receiver, DIY gifts in a jar are unique and appear thoughtful (not sterile and strange like that travel toiletry kit you bought for the lady in accounting, your child’s teacher, or absentee cousin last year). Plus, when you go with edible Mason jar recipes, the receiver gets a delicious treat!
Are you sold on DIY gifts in a jar? Great, here’s a Mason jar recipe for melt-in-your-mouth chocolate Christmas cookies!
This is just one of 12 DIY gifts in a jar you’ll find on FreebieFindingMom.com for the 2014 holiday season. I’ve put together a sleigh full of DIY gifts in a jar and Mason jar recipes in order to inspire you to give frugal, fun, heartfelt, and homemade presents this year.
For more DIY gifts in a jar follow Freebie Finding Mom’s Mason Jar Recipes and Crafts Pinterest board and check out 25 other holiday DIY gifts in a jar and 25 Mason Jar Cookie Recipes.
12 Days of DIY Gifts in a Jar: Chocolate Christmas Cookies In A Jar
1 box of chocolate cake mix (any brand)
Red & Green M&Ms – if your store carries bulk candies you can opt for these versus buying a large bag of M&M’s or buy Christmas M&M’s.
1 large wide mouth Mason jar
Single hole punch
Gift tag (available to print here)
1. Add your box of chocolate cake mix to your wide mouth Mason jar. Tap the jar a few times on the counter allowing the cake mix to settle.
2. Slowly pour in the red and green M&M’s to fill the rest of the jar.
Here’s another free printable Christmas tag.
3. Print the Chocolate Christmas Cookies gift tag provided and use a single hole punch to make a hole at the top of the tag. Gift tag: DIY gifts in a jar: Chocolate Christmas cookies gift tag
4. Cut a piece of twine and use it to secure the gift tag around the jar.
With DIY gifts in a jar like this Chocolate Christmas Cookies Mason jar recipe, you’ll be a Christmas super hero. Everyone will hope that you’re their secret Santa! Happy holidays!