mini mason jar gift ideas…

masonjarsmaking creative little gifts to give to friends and loved ones this holiday is a special part of the season.  i love these mini mason jars and designed them for so many creative uses.  measuring only 4″ tall and 2 1/4″ wide with a brushed silver lid, and charming “vintage quality” dimensional star embossed on the glass, these little guys are also FOOD SAFE!  that means you can fill them up with your favorite holiday edibles to make gifts that are as unique as they are personal.  here are just a few quick and simple ideas to spark a little christmas creativity…

diy hot chocolate: fill the mini mason jar with hot cocoa mix, mini marshmallows, mini chocolate chips, and crushed candy canes.  tie a piece of striped ribbon around the jar and embellish with a silverware adornment spoon, paper punched greenery and a bell…

coffee lover: fill the mini mason jar with coffee beans then cover the lid with a cut piece of burlap.  tie some colored jute string around the jar to secure the burlap, punch a hole in the corner of a gift card, and tie it on with a silverware adornment spoon ( you can send this one to me – kidding)…

bbq spices: fill the mini mason jar with your favorite custom mix of spices for rubs, dips, dressings, and more.  paint the outside of the lid with distress paint, let it dry about 90% of the way then wipe with a dry paper towel to distress.  print your recipe on kraft paper, die cut with a small tag die, tie on with a piece of jute, and embellish with the silverware adornment knife and fork…

the possibilities are endless, the supplies are basic, and whether you’re filling it with candies, baked goods, spices, or simply fun trinkets and a gift card, they are cute, festive, and fun…t!m

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98 Comments to “mini mason jar gift ideas…”

  1. Donna says:

    Will there be a coordinating die set to along with the wonderful Scribbly Trees stamp set?
    Donna, an avid TIm Holtz fan

  2. Kim says:

    These are wonderful! I’m doing a post to help those who are stressed about the holidays with the Canadian recession and job cuts and want to tag this. Homemade gifts are a wonderful Idea. And these top the list of fabulous. Thanks Team Tim.

  3. Samantha Reed says:

    Wonderful gift ideas!

  4. Anne Dwyer says:

    Fantastic quick yet thoughtful gift, great for those males that are so hard to buy for! Thanks for the creativity.

  5. Gloria L. says:

    Very cute!

  6. DebbieP says:

    I love mason jars. These would fit in nicely with the collection I have. There are so many ways to use them. I’m not sure I could give any of mine away 🙁

  7. Gwendolyn Taylor says:

    Absolutely adorable. I’m thinking buttons and trinkets for the crafty friends.

  8. All so cute! I would love any of them 🙂

  9. All so cute! I would love any of them 🙂

  10. Sheri K says:

    How fun–great gift idea, thanks!

  11. Lagene says:

    Great gift ideas!

  12. Hi! the gift jars are so nice. and a great idea. i will fill them with hershey kisses and give them to my friends at work. tks for the great ideas !

  13. Nicole says:

    These are so fun! I love making jar gifts to giveaway. Its always great to have some new recipes. Great inspiration is always found here.

  14. butterfly says:

    These are such cute gift ideas – thanks for sharing. I’m not a Facebooker, but good luck to all the players.
    Alison x

  15. Barbara Tibbles says:

    What a great idea. Endless things you could put in them.
    The favourite was the hot chocolate one.
    Cheers From Barbara Tibbles in New Zealand.

  16. Oh goodness me these are just so adorable, cuteness overload! I have a stack of recycled food jars which will be perfect for this! Been meaning to do it as little treats for family and friends, guess your post and the Holidays must be my prompt! Just love your itty bitty spoons and forks, wish we got such cute ones here! My hubby would LOVE the coffee bean jar! We have THE best coffee in the whole world, a little bitty whole in the wall from another world in our very own Republic of Hout Bay… you and Mario should definitely go pop in when you’re in SA next! Thanks for sharing your creative genius with us and being and inspiration Tim xoxo

  17. Nancy Thomson says:

    Loving the ideas

  18. SusanK says:

    I LOVE mason jars in all sizes, shapes and colors…one set is part of my collectibles while another is just dying to be altered or turned into a mini gift for someone special.

  19. Reanna says:

    What fun ideas! I’ve done gift jars before (soups, hot cocoa, etc), but hadn’t considered the mini mason jars. They would be great for smaller portions of items. I’ll be breaking out the recipes very soon…thanks for another great idea 🙂

  20. Bonnie says:

    …. make that coffee one chocolate covered espresso beans – yum!

  21. TheresaMP says:

    I have bought multiple sets of the mason jars. So many things to do with them. I have been making custom blends of salt for Christmas gifts. Looks very cute in the jars. thanks as always for sharing.

  22. Tracy Gilbert says:

    Great idea! I can’t decide between the coffee & the hot chocolate! LOVE! I could fill one with the nail products for my niece!

  23. diana garcia says:

    Love to win these mason jars and creat ideas to fill them up and decorate!

  24. diana garcia says:

    Love to win these mason jars and try all these ideas and more !

  25. Beverly says:

    I love these mini mason jars! I love Tim’s ideas for gifts to put inside and I can only think how nice these would be for teachers, neighbors, casual friends, and those whose services we use often.

  26. Deb L says:

    I think I’ll use these jars for my butter cookies this year!

  27. KarenLouiseM says:

    Love the little utensils as tie-ons! (Chocolate covered coffee beans would also be good for the coffe one!)

  28. Cathy Osborne says:

    Love the idea of the diy hot chocolate, etc. Especially love the coffee beans jar with the green jute – Starbucks green of course.

    These are so cute. Many ideas of what to fill some with. Merry, Merry.

  29. Cheryl T. says:

    Thanks so much for the idea. I think I’m going to steal your idea and make a couple of these mason jars myself. Thanks always for the inspiration!

  30. Cathy Nelson says:

    I love mini mason jars and I love your gift ideas. It is the perfect thing for a few of my friends for Christmas. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway!

  31. Wanda says:

    Cute ideas! Good to have in the “stash” for those quick gifts.

  32. Pam L says:

    I love these jars!!! Thank you for creating these and for a chance to win some!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. Cynthia Gee says:

    So fun,love the size! Thanks for the ideas!

  34. Maureen Chandler says:

    I love your ideas with the mason jars – so cool and so much fun!!!

  35. Rosann says:

    Great gift ideas; I think my favorite is the hot chocolate Mix, the nostalgic little jar is so perfect for the old time favorite of hot chocolate and marshmallows !

  36. sharon l-s says:

    great ideas – II need a few more gifts for friends when we drop in and no one wants boxes of chocolates. Merry Christmas to you, Mario and the rest of your elf crew

  37. Monica says:

    GREAT holiday gift ideas!! My favorite is to attach a gift card.

  38. Retta Fox says:

    These are too cute! Thanks for the ideas!

  39. Mel Roberts-Hareld says:

    (…and the TAGS!!! PERFECT size!!! I’m going to have to run out and see if there are still a couple more, before they all disappear off the shelves!!!)

  40. Mel Roberts-Hareld says:

    These are WAY cool, T¡m!!! I love the direction you went for, with these little gems!

  41. Linda Robbins says:

    Question – Can you use the silver ware with food? I have been purchasing vintage baby spoons to give with my jelly and wonder if I could just use the new silverware.

  42. Donna Russell says:

    what a awesome gift. fast and easy thanks for sharing

  43. Gay says:

    I’ve never done mason jar gifts because the ones I’ve found in Hawai’i are just so big. Not cute. I like the idea of these smaller jars, just wish my local craft store had them.

  44. love these ideas, the first one looks so yummy, have to try that. What great gift ideas.

  45. brilliant jars – love them – such a lovely idea xx

  46. Linda Grady says:

    Adorable last-minute gifts for friends or family. Will be putting sugar-free candy in one for my diabetic sister and one for myself along side the computer.

  47. Deb Neerman says:

    Love at first sight …

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