Gifts in a Jar for Novel Homemade Gift Ideas with Easy Recipes

Gifts in a jar are ideal for homemade gifts.There are so many ideas for this; from homemade bath salts to jams, cookies, nine bean soup and cakes, quick bread mixes, fudgegifts in a jar and other candy.

Give a friend a gift in a jar this year, attach a recipe with all the instructions, place a square of cheerful cotton fabric on the top, secured with some raffia or a pretty ribbon and you have the perfect gift; made and given with love, but not something that costs the earth.

When you give recipe kits as gifts you can put your favorite recipe in a jar and give her the recipe. Ideal too for the holiday season, besides birthdays and other special occasions.

Remember that when you give your gifts in a jar that if the ingredients are perishable, the gift should be made just before giving, and tell your friend how long she has before she has to use it.

Mason jar recipes make easy homemade Christmas gifts. Topped with a colorful fabric circle and a hand-written gift tag, they're a welcome holiday treat.  The possibilities are endless on this theme from jams, pickles and chutneys, to homemade beauty products for the skin, hair or face to gifts from your garden or kitchen.

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