Friday, 7 November 2008


I think the idea of a "Gift in a Jar" may have originated in America, but it certainly seems to have gained in popularity now. These gifts can be tailored to suit the recipient exactly - your only difficulty may be getting the right size jars! Remember to start saving them for next Christmas! They are great for kids to help with and could make a lovely teacher gift.
I think the secret is, as always, in the presentation, you need clean, shiny jars, beautiful ribbons, or fabric scraps and good, professional looking labels. Some of the free ideas in a jar I've found in the links below, even provide you with printable recipe labels! Go for it!

M & M Cookies in a jar.
Almost every kind of jar gift you can think of (mostly food).
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookies in a jar.
Chocolate Brownies in a jar

Some non-food ideas! These are for the crafty people in your life and as the component pieces are all small, you only need tiny jars!
Easy to make flower bead and ribbon necklace - just put the components in a small jar with a copy of the instructions!
Funky chunky bead bracelet.
Crochet wire bead necklace.

You can make endless variations to the crafty jars and once you get started - your own ideas will probably come thick and fast.
Happy Frugal Christmas!
For more Christmas gifts to make click HERE!

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